X-Message-Number: 19662
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 09:13:40 -0500
From: Jeff Dee <>
Subject: Still OT - Godless Americans March

I wrote:

 > > I think a march of Godless Americans for political recognition is
 > > worthwhile despite any objections for the same reason that a march
 > > of Gay Americans was worthwhile despite those same objections. In
 > > fact, I intend to participate in the Godless Americans march.

Kennita Watson wrote:

 >  From the POV of a religious fanatic, a bomb set off in the
 > middle of such a demonstration would serve the dual purpose
 > of currying favor with God by getting rid of some evil
 > people and showing the masses what God does to such people.

Agreed. That is exactly why I think the prevalance of that POV in our 
culture needs to be opposed. Unless, of course, you looking forward to 
future dominated entirely by religious fundamentalism...

 >  From a cryonicist's POV, it seems like an unsafe place to be.
 > Fragments are hard to cryopreserve.  There are plenty of
 > people who have no interest in life extension who still
 > would love to go.  Maybe a donation...?

I do not subscribe to a radical view of life extension which rules out 
all risk taking. I don't see a whole lot of point to remaining alive 
unless I allow myself the freedom to take risks for the sake of goals 
that I consider important. But thank you for your concern; I will 
certainly watch my back.

-Jeff Dee

"It is as morally bad not to care whether a thing is true
or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to
care how you got your money as long as you have got it."
-Edmund Way Teale, "Circle of the Seasons", 1950

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