virus: Four Principles Digest

Reed Konsler (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 10:28:00 -0500 (EST)

>From: Tim Rhodes <>
>Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 10:49:58 -0800 (PST)
>On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Reed Konsler wrote:
>>The first time you conciously accept a lie as the truth
>> you compromise your integrity. Who, then, do you expect to trust
>> you? The gullible? I believe all kinds of false things, I'm sure...
>> but not any I can get my hands on.
>So you have no control over the lies that are at work on you because you
>are unaware of them. And Richard can craft his lies to suit him because
>he's the one that put them there in the first place. Which one of you
>two, then, is in possession of a more accurate view of themselves, you or

I think you are misinterpreting me. I'm saying that I ASSUME I must be in
error about a great many things based upon past experience. I don't
conciously know, now, of what those things might be. That's why I continue
to talk to people and investigate my discover the
inconsistencies between my model of reality and reality.

We are all in error and inconsistent. I agree with David McF. that a goal
is to reduce this quantity to the minimum possible. I think you are
creating a false dichotomy by saying one can either have lies
unconciously working in ones mind OR concious lies working in ones
mind. It is possible to have both, not A or B, but A+B. Given this
possibility which of us(Richard or I) has a better grip is hard to determine.
I don't claim to know. He does. This makes me suspicious. Not cynical,
mind you...he could be right. But I need to do more observation.


Reed Konsler