RE: virus: virus church

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 12:47:08 -0800

Ken wrote:

>Having read these posts for several months now, i have come
>to the conclusion that virus (or probably any other similar
>type group) can *never* compete against christianity.

Stop coming to conclusions! Stop! Stop!
>The reason for this assertion is simply that christianity offers
>the *TRUTH*. You can believe it or not, modify somewhat or
>whatever, but it is the *TRUTH*. It provides certainty to
>those who otherwise would be confused (the less intelligent or
>more trusting). It is comfortable. It is kinda like TV, you
>go to a church, some person (presumably who you admire and/or
>respect) gets up there and tells you what to think. It is not
>a debate.

That is religion for the masses, not a council of elders. Most religions
have an esoteric branch available only to a select few thinkers. It is
they who tell the Level-2 masses what to believe.
>Here, we cannot agree on OR, TT, level 3, homo deus, or really
>hardly anything. Perhaps the strength of this list is that we
>have to read the posts and actually *THINK* about them! And
>then argue our point of view, etc. And maybe some topics will
>close but if a new reader comes along that's very interested -
>well, the argument can begin again...
>Seems to me that thinking people are all going to perceive the
>world differently, have different views on how stuff should be
>done, etc, etc, ad nauseum. This admission that the world is
>a complicated place would severely limit the growth of a church
>of virus.

Look at these posts not as arguments, but as efforts by people to raise
their level of consciousness and increase their personal power. This is
a very different religion, Ken.

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