Re: virus: Why religious?
Thu, 7 Nov 96 09:35:14 GMT

Martin Traynor wrote:

> On 1 Nov 96 at 16:44, wrote:
> > You have taken me very slightly out of context here. I personally believe that
> > Shreddies are nicer than Corn Flakes, but this does not make me prejudiced
> > against Corn Flake eaters, does it? A "prejudice" is a "personal opinion"
> > taken to the point where anyone who disagrees with it becomes hated!
> Prejudice: a preconcieved opinion.
> So your preference for shreddies would only be a prejudice if you had
> never tasted cornflakes.

I was born a Christian, I have been Baptised, and my parents are still Christians.
I have "tasted" it, if you like, and now I've renounced it, because of
a logical thought process. It's not a preconception that I base my
beliefs on - does this mean I'm still prejudiced?

> The hatred part is probably a memetic defense. The meme realises it
> cannot withstand critical examination because it is built on sand so
> it provokes anger/hatred, emotive responses which preclude (to an
> extent) rational thought.

Something completely off the subject of Religion here: Is it likely to be
correct that a meme can "realise" something? Surely if a meme is merely a
conception, or some such, it is the hosts interpretation of the validity of the
meme that generates the response to criticism!

Towards the digging of my own grave...

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."