Re: virus: God and Level-3

David McFadzean (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 11:15:17 -0700

At 09:31 AM 24/03/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, David McFadzean wrote:
>> Even in extreme cases where someone is going to die a painful death
>> and there is nothing that can be done, aren't they better off knowing
>> so that they can make the best use of their remaining time? When is
>> it better to believe something that isn't true?
>What about the balance of these truths? The truth that your five year-old
>is going to die and the truths of human fear, need, love and compassion.
>Is choosing one truth over another a "lie"?

I thought children might be an exception (they always are). But you seem
to be using "truth" to mean two different things in your statement so
your question doesn't make much sense to me. What kind of truth value do
love and compassion have?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus