virus: xmas

David McFadzean (
Tue, 19 Dec 1995 11:55:43 -0700

I think it is very interesting that Christian missionaries felt it
was necessary to assimilate pagan yuletide rituals in order to convert
the Britons in the 5th and 6th centuries AD. Few modern Christians seem
to realize that if Mary and Joseph journeyed to Bethlehem to pay taxes
to the Romans as the bible says, then Jesus would have been born in April.

So were the missionaries on to something? Though I've grown quite cynical
about the crass commercialization that goes with Christmas, I'd hate to
lose the parties and holidays that happen this time of year. Should Virus
adopt a yuletide ritual, and if so, in what context?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.