RE: virus: Why religious?
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 22:51:33 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 17 Oct 1996 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.
> >
> >Who's stupid?
> >
> >Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
> >CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
> >
> >Do you know what a "meme" is?
> >
> On the other hand, religions often restrict people in their actions, thus
> curtailing their enjoyment of life. I am an athiest because I beleive in
> maximum freedom for everyone - religion goes against this belief, and so
> I must oppose it!

What if religion [the lifeless version; some Christians have a memetic
allergy to religion, and these are usually the most extreme ones] is a
failed attempt to document inobvious methods that look like freedom but
are the opposite?

Overcharged example, I know:
The applications of CIS graph theory to sexuality are fairly interesting,
and contradict a myopic evolutionary analysis. The institution of some
kind of marriage can actually be shown to increase genetic fitness for
men, under some [not all] realistic circumstances.

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