Re: virus: Absolute Truth

Ken Pantheists (
Fri, 24 May 1996 09:20:07 +0000

Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:
> Bill Godby wrote:

> >A quick tour through the former Yugoslovia would probably speed the process
> >of disinfection.
> I am not sure if I understand you, Bill. Correct me if I am wrong. I read
> from your post, that you suggest I disinfect myself from the Absolute Truth
> meme, and to speed this process you suggest I go to former Yugoslavia.
> I do not find it funny.

I don't mean to speak for Bill here, but I sincerely think he was using
former Yugoslavia as an example where it is impossible to judge who is
acting "truthfully" because the entire situation is so very convoluted.

There is a situation where abolute truth is completely informed by
cultural history and ethnic heritage- and is therefore not universally

> There is another post-communist interesting meme: to please the leader and
> ridicule those who the leader ridicules.

Please don't take this personally, I do not mean to ridicule you, but I
find it interesting that you are always looking for the "rules" in any
given situation. The whole idea behind memes gives us an opportunity to
step outside of the rules and examine the memes. Just like looking in a
mirror allows you to see your nose without having to cross your eyes.

Memes are merely an analytical tool, not an operator's manual for the
new way you're supposed to live. Relax.

> In Yugoslavia they believed "anything goes" because "my truth is as good as
> yours" since "there is no absolute truth". Are you suggesting we do the
> same everywhere else?

"My truth is as good as yours because there is no absolute truth" seems
like a good way of going about living a life, but one needs to be
responsible and generous as well. We shouldn't kill people who hold on
to different truths as they have been doing in Yugoslavia.

Ken Pantheists            
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