Re: virus: Why religious?

David Leeper (
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 02:32:13 -0500

Richard Jones,

> I beleive that if we were so supply people with sufficient information about
> religion, and this whole God thing in general, then they would have to come
> to the conclusion that religion does restrict freedom.

Excerpt from the U.S. Army's Religious Requirements and Practices
of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains (pgs 231-236).
Available from:

USAF Chaplain's Service Institute
Resource Division
525 Chenault Circle
Maxwell AFB
Montgomery, AL 36112-6429

of Wicca, called the "Wiccan Rede" states "an it harm none, do
what you will." The rede fulfills the same function as does the
"Golden Rule" for Jews and Christians; all other ethical teachings
are considered to be elaborations and applications of the Rede. It
is a statement of situational ethics, emphasizing at once the
individual's responsibility to avoid harm to others and the
widest range of personal autonomy in "victimless" activities.
Wicca has been described as having a "high-choice" ethic.

-- Towards the accumulation of stuff I want you to know. --

David Leeper
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