RE: virus: virus church

Schneider John (
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 03:34:53 -0500 wrote:
> Here is a question that i would like addressed by anyone.
> Myself being a non-believer in the system of christian philosophy,
> is in love with a hardcore fundamental christian girl. The
> problem: the girl's always attending some christian function.
> I have participated in these rituals and even studyed the bible.
> I often attempt to point out the illogic principals that the new
> testament is based on. But this girl is hardcore into the bible,
> in fact often times she memorizes passages believing that this
> will bring her into a better light with a god.
> I have been reading the mail from the virus church and trying to
> reconcile why it is she is such a believer?
> chris

There's no hope. She won't begin disbelieving by pressure to
disbelieve. My suggestion... Buy her two books. One: Voltaire;
the biggest one you can find, something with a collection of lots
of his writing. Two: a book about religion, in general; one that
covers the religions of the world. I was once a christian, and
that's all it took to 'break' me. (Although, I was pretty handy
with logic, too)

She'll probably hate Voltaire, but he wrote good stories with
sound logic, and she wouldn't hate him as much as she would HATE,
say, Nietzsche. The religion book would show her that her parti-
cular religion ain't so special - several other religions claim to
have the same 'Truth'. But - you can't reason with them... get a
book that sings the praises of all these other religions. If you
can get her hooked on logic beforehand, she'll see the inconsist-
encies herself.

(Anyway... no guarentees... she might read both, and become more
devout than ever, too.)

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