Subject: Newton
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 07:00:03 -0400

Hi Darwin,
Isaac Newton was a very intelligent man, and a very religious man. He spent
more time and effort on religious studies
than he did on physics.....yet he was open to discovery, inventing his own
Calculus to describe and predict the "laws of

Desire to learn, peace with others...are qualities of the heart, deeper
than religion. Religion, money, government, corporate ladders, and many
other channels are used by folks with good and bad motives. That does not
mean that
any of the above are evil. Canpaigning to get rid of money because some
people are greedy of have embesseled, extorted, sold dope, or used
predatory lending, developed a monopoly would not realy get at the problem

Just because people have used religion to get rich, gain power, oppress the
poor etc., does not mean it is bad in and of
its self, any more than goverenment, which has been used to get rich, gain
power, oppress the poor etc.  Any thing can
be abused.

Becoming an athiest messiah will just create an anti-religion with another
leader with followers with zealots and sheep.

P.S. You don't have to be an atheist to believe we should take care of this