Re: WG: virus: Why religious?
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 21:55:04 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, Santo Domingo wrote:

> At 11:58 AM 21/10/96 -0500, David Leeper wrote:
> >To beat Christianity we have to become Christianity?
> To beat Christianity we have to fulfill the same functional
> roles, compete in the same ecological niche in memespace,
> play the same game. We don't have to become Christianity to
> do that, but we do have to become a religion. It was that
> insight that prompted me to create the CoV originally.
> --
> David McFadzean
> *********************************************
> Which raises a question; is CV exclusively anti-christianity in it's objectives, or is it anti-religions of the book, or anti-theism, or more broadly yet, just anti-religion.
> It ties to an old question, one which the apostle Paul failed: "How do we avoid becoming the very thing we are standing against?"
> Apologies in advance if these things have been answered elsewhere.....

I'll be content if it outcompetes powerless religions, of any name, to
extinction. Taking out religions with substance is more complicated.
[I suppose you could say I find pseudotheism distasteful.]

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