Re: [sl4] Re: repurposing the tithe

From: Luke (
Date: Mon Feb 15 2010 - 17:52:10 MST

Check out mysticism while you destroy religion. Nice not to throw the baby
out with the bathwater. If you're not up for years of meditation before you
can grasp the concepts, try reading a couple of books on Buddhist
philosophy, maybe a little Eckhart, and then take a psychedelic drug.

If you want my money you'd better try and convince me you're gonna do
something good with it. And I won't give 10% of my income to someone who
doesn't understand what I'm talking about. And no, "I refuse to perform
that experiment" is not an acceptable answer.

 - Luke

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 2:49 PM, matthew houston <> wrote:

> howdy
> thoughts on the following:
> in my neck of the woods theism is rampant, namely oklahoma.
> had this idea for tithing, but of an atheistic nature,
> but actually i have donated and worked with the singularity institute,
> but as long as theism is this meme spreading about, well, the
> singularity meme will have to contend with it, so i thought that
> working to raze the ground of theism might prepare it for planting.
> planting the singularity meme.
> the underlying idea i'm having is that people freed from religion
> might thereafter seek activity with a point, and at least some of them
> will see the friendly AI effort as satisfactory.
> i personally have exorcised my girlfriend of religion, and now she's
> absorbed with the concepts of the singularity institute. in fact the
> tithing idea is hers, and generally we both like the idea of taking
> religion's tools and pointing them another way.
> lately she reports that she may exorcise someone in turn, so i'm
> 'enthused' to say the least.
> think about it...

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