Re: virus: Religion

tom.holz (
Mon, 26 May 1997 01:36:46 -0400

John said:
>This is one of those issues I don't bother to concern myself with. I think
>the omnipotence issue was borne of MGCBUYG authority thinking. Kinda like a
>bunch of school kids...

Eric said:
>If He isn't [omipotent] (as you claim) then
>why not just accept any old persons idea of what justice is? Of what
>sin is?

how to put this.. I recall other posts on this list saying it's a sign of
intelligence to be able to hold two contradictory meme's in one mind.

God is omnipotent.
God is not omnipotent.

Does the co-existance of these memes suggest that god's potence not a key
element of christianity? Personally, I do not much care that god can't
format my hard drive [1]. I put more significance on the bible as a source
of the truth [2].

[1] Though when pressed, I can shift enough meme's around to change that to
a "god can but i'm pretty sure it's not in the plan". Nifty, eh-what? I
can fit right in with aitheists and fundamentalists alike.

[2] or should I say, "a large set of data from which set of memes have
infested me because they are usefull in the advancement of my happiness and
understanding of the nature of a possible underlying reality?"

big need practice thinking.