virus: The Purpose of Religion

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 20 Sep 1996 14:50:29 -0700

The level-2 way to live involves knowing your terms and definitions
(distinction-memes) and having a clear faculty of reason to reach
conclusions from them.

Science is a method, the best we know, to develop sets (some would say
one set) of definitions that are useful in modeling "what happens" and
thereby predicting the future.

Religion, at its worst, is a self-organized set of memes that infect
people's minds and induce them to spread those memes to others: a Virus
of the Mind.

Is it possible, do you think, to create an engineered "religion" that
allows people to live at level 3? To have a life where they can program
themselves with memes suitable to their own life purpose and priorities?

To me, that is the purpose of this list.


Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?