Re: virus: FAQ

Mon, 10 May 1999 21:44:17 -0700

Rhonda Chapman wrote:

> If one is a true atheist, then one believes in
> NO gods. Lucifer/Satan is to all intents and purposes a god. I attribute
> to Lucifer precisely the same credence that I give all other gods.

In the post script to that essay, David writes:

For those readers who donít read the beginning, or else donít read carefully, I will

reiterate this: I do not believe that the Devil (or Lucifer) exists. I take Lucifer merely as a

symbol of rationality and independent thought. Since I donít believe that Lucifer exists, I

am not calling for a new religion of Lucifer-worship, or following of Lucifer. By "praise

Lucifer" I was only intending a tongue-in-the-cheek way of calling for a questioning of

dogma, an affirmation of rationality and independent thinking. Following, obeying, and

worshipping are not part of my own philosophy of life. (I call that philosophy

Extropianism-see the readings below.)