Re: virus: Why religious?
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 10:18:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 17 Oct 1996, KMO prime wrote:


> If we want the Church of the Virus to assuage people's anxieties and fill
> the same needs that religion fills, then we'll need to build some church
> buildings and provide people with a social setting in which to interact
> with other people who are on the same developmental path. Sure, the
> virus list does that to some extent, but you must admit that reading an
> e-mail message doesn't pack the same punch as getting dressed up, going
> to an ornate structure with a few hundred like-minded people, singing
> songs, and listening to a charismatic and articulate speaker eloquently
> extol your virtues and condemn those of the conspiring shadow armies of
> heathens, liberals, secular humanists, and media elites who threaten to
> lure your children into lives of perversion.

Or getting dressed up, going to an ornate structure with a few tens of
people, and standing for 90 minutes totally immersing oneself in a
worship service, speaking only to say the Nicean Creed [WITHOUT the
Filoque; Catholic one has the Filoque] and the Lord's prayer. Sermon
time: 5 minutes, no reference to heathens.


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