Re: virus: Why religious?
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 00:27:05 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 14 Oct 1996, ken sartor wrote:

> At 10:59 AM 10/14/96 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >Think of something you want that you don't have. Sex? Peace of mind?
> >Approval?
> >
> >Now imagine that you could have this thing if you truly believed in God.
> >
> >Yes, people believe in God because it improves their lives. You smugly
> >think that because you believe the "truth" and they believe a myth that
> >theists are stupid. Ha ha ha. Meanwhile, they are enjoying their lives
> >while you're stressing out building technology for them to use.
> You mean that i can have what i want just by believing in god?
> I believe!!! (Now what's taking so long - there should be a young
> busty blonde about now - opps, gotta go!)

Fine sarcasm. Clearly, circumstances must align. However, all three
items which Brodie mentions HAVE been achieved this way. This is rather
annoying to the RC church.

A particularly interesting religious hook is:
"If you believe, you will be happy INDEPENDENT OF YOUR EXTERNAL

[Of course, this presumes one is emotionally adroit, and can fully
experience two contrary emotions at once. Otherwise, the claim won't
hold up....]

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd