Re: virus: Logical beliefs

David McFadzean (
Tue, 27 May 1997 12:49:52 -0600

At 09:12 AM 27/05/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
>John Williams wrote:
>>The only entirely rational, entirely logical position is
>>that of the Agnostic.

This statement is simply not true.

>OK, here's a spanner in your cog. I have a rational, logical friend who
>had an AWAKENING. He had been raised an atheist, lived an agnostic, but
>one day he looked around and saw that religious people had something he
>didn't have. He didn't know what it was, but he saw that they were
>happier than he, enjoyed life more, had more friends, and so on.
>Suddenly he had a very logical, rational thought: if I were to adopt
>this irrational, insupportable belief, chances are, I would be able to
>share in this joy. And you know what? He did choose to believe. And he
>did share in that joy.

I can believe it. Some people (most?) are willing to sacrifice integrity
for happiness.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus