X-Message-Number: 19375
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 01:38:00 -0500
Subject: Re: Pledge of Allegiance Controversy
From: Brian A Stewart <>

>Similarly, arguments about the correct interpretation of religious
>documents are resistant to resolution. Unless one side can say, "Their
>worldview is really just a subset of ours," which is an incorporation
>strategy for resolving cultural conflict (or use one of the other
>mechanisms of this type, such as denigration), then the argument is

Hey, hold up a moment!  Could it be shown that religion could be viewed
as a subset of cyonics, or cyronics a subset of religion?  Rather than
trying to convince people to change their worldview, show them that
cyronics already fits in somehow?  This strikes me as a much easier,
possibly more workable approach. 

The trick would be overcoming the initial revulsion (like I got recently
from my supposedly open minded dad when he realized I was serious about
cryonics-- he called it a "scam" and used a comparison to the lottery for
the odds.  [I could go on for quite a while about my relationship with my
dad {and did before I snipped it}, but I think I will save it for my


Brian A. Stewart-- Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we
are to stand by the President right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and
servile, but morally treasonable to the American public."
                            - Theodore Roosevelt

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