Re: virus: RE: Why have children?

David McFadzean (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 16:01:31 -0600

At 05:34 PM 29/10/96 +0000, Hakeeb A. Nandalal wrote:
>My original question : "Exactly why do people have children?" can now be
>narrowed to the Level-3 people and their reason. How is having children
>suppose to "support their purpose in life"? Does it come back to God

I think a lot of people understand (intuitively if not consciously) that
in order to have a meaningful life they must have an effect on the
world and history. Children are obviously an effective way to pursue
that goal because, if all goes well, they eventually generate their own
meaning and children, ad infinitum.

>creating Man for His amusement? Are we God? Isn't bringing someone into
>this world for whatever reason, regardless of how noble the intention
>(to teach them etc.), the most selfish act we can perform. Are children
>Level-3 pets?

If you look at the reasons underlying our actions, and the reasons
behind those reasons, eventually you will find that all actions are
selfish. But why would you say having children is the "most selfish"?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus