Re: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

John \ (
Sun, 25 May 1997 11:20:10 -0400

At 05:45 AM 5/25/97 +0100, you wrote:
>>I think Rev. McCready is a Baptist in
>>Methodist's clothing....)
> No disrespect intended John, but why do you go to this pastor?

First of all, I've pretty much ceased going to hear this pastor speak; 50%
because of his message, and 50% because he doesn't understand the concept
of a thesis and rarely makes sense anyway.

I continue to go to the *church* because his associate pastor -- who
occasionally preaches -- *can* identify a thesis, and in a church-interview
type thing answered the point-blank question "do you believe in the virgin
birth" with "I don't think that issue is important to my faith."

I also continue to go to the church because they not only listen to me, but
they are receptive. They'll let me say things that are contriversial
("there is no Satan," "Jesus's true message was one of self-reliance, not a
message to worship God," and many will even come up to me and say, "I've
always thought that, but I thought that made me a bad Christian."


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