RE: virus: virus church

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 11:17:59 -0800

Lior wrote:

>In which environment would a 'council of elders' style religion have a
>greater survivability than a religion for the masses?
>Which selective conditions make a religion based on studying and
>debating dominant over dumb religion based on emotional preachings for
>it's too polarized but please handle it anyway.

It seems to me that most religions have both components. It's possible
for a cult to survive with ONLY an esoteric tradition, but to enslave
the masses it is necessary to have a common tradition as well to give
them something to believe and do.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
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