Re: virus: Re: The Fall of Buddhism

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 12 Mar 1997 23:29:41 -0800 (PST)

On 11 Mar 1997, D. H. Rosdeitcher wrote:

> Tim wrote:
> >David, Objectivism (your version, at least) is a closed system. You ask
> >us to trade one closed system for another. To what end?
> Hey, Tim--Accepting those axioms does not lead to a closed system. In
> fact, if you can show me a case where those axioms don't apply, I'll
> openly admit it and then I'll give you 500 dollars.

You know that isn't an argument, David. Show me a case where Buddhism
doesn't work /for a Buddist/.

If those axioms do not produce a closed system, then I challenge you to
construct and argument against them. If you can, if you can challenge
your own axioms, within your system, I will freely admit that Objectivism
is an open system (sorry, I'm a poor artist, I can't offer you any
material incentive to do it other than my undying love and devotion).

My money (or love and devotion) says you can't do it.

> That would be 1000 dollars for you if you
> include the money that Tad offered you for showing an instance where he called
> people on this list 'parasites'.

Actually, I said it would take $500 to /get me/ to look for such an
instance, but close enough. Its nice to know people want to give me all
this money to do something I might do for free! You're peaches!!!

-Prof. Tim