RE: virus: virus church

Richard Brodie (
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 08:51:13 -0800

Chris wrote:

>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
>attending some christian function. I have participated in these
>rituals and
>even studyed the bible. I often attempt to point out the illogic
>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
>bring her into a better light with a god.
>I have been reading the mail from the virus church and trying to
>why it is she is such a believer?

First, what is your purpose in being in this relationship? If it's to
enjoy the good feelings you get when you are with each other, I would
STRONGLY advise you that EVERY time you have a negative thought about
her, you weed it out and replace it with a thought that makes you feel
good. Until you grok how different her process is from your own, and are
OK with that, you will poison the relationship with critical vibes,
expressed or not.

The purpose of the Christian rituals are to make your life work better,
not to be logical. You may think of God and Christ as metaphors -- but
don't argue this point with her; she's on her own Path.

Why is she such a believer? That's where the memetic currents and eddies
of her life brought her. Unless you're her therapist, it's not your job
to fix her. Don't pluck the imperfect petals from your flower or you'll
be left with a withered, ugly stem.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?