Re: virus: Why religious?
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 01:10:15 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, David Leeper wrote:

> >And don't labor under the misconception that you have less faith in your
> >meme set than they have in theirs. The only difference is that you value
> >truth more than goodness, while they value goodness more than truth.
> This is nonsense. Just because someone's a christian doesn't mean they're good.
> *Priests who fuck young boys.
> *Televangelists who take hundreds of dollars a month (per individual) from old people on a
> pension.
> *Hitler (the swastika is a symbol of God).
> *Jim Jones
> *Those Waco wackos.
> * etc, etc, etc.

The swastika is a reverse-oriented Sanskrit-based [don't ask me precise
religion or culture!] symbol of "God". No relation to Christian, unless
you swallow Hindu-based views and opt for a few years of study in India.
[The chances of his getting in some study in Egypt is barely more
plausible.] Definitely no relation to Judaic.


The above list is a side effect of the churches being filled with devout
unbelievers. Just because someone has a Christian-meme does NOT mean
that they have junked the operating system they were born with and
acquired one that defies analysis and looks inexplicable! In fact, a
priori, it is highly unlikely. My name for this subcase is "devout

Those who have gone that route? The technical term is "born again".
Please note that many who express a Christian-meme have a memetic allergy
to "born again"....

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