RE: virus: Heresies

Vicki Rosenzweig (
Wed, 15 May 1996 14:12:00 -0700 (PDT)

I'm not sure why we want a list of heresies. Once people have heresies,
they have heretics, and that seems to lead to no good.

In any case, while I can see the objections to the others, what's wrong
with "live and let live"?

We should start compiling a list of heresies. Feather points out a good
one to start with:

Living unconsciously is better/more "human"/more natural
than living with conscious purpose.

You find this meme all over the place, but of course it denies the main
advantage we have as humans--consciousness! Feather, I assure you it's
possible to live consciously and to enjoy life at the same time--in fact
I wrote a book about it called "Getting Past OK".

What are some other heresies? "Que sera sera (whatever will be will
be)." These guys even have a theme song! "There are some things science
just can't deal with." Any others? How about "Live and let live"!?

Richard Brodie