Re: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Tue, 27 May 1997 16:14:39 -0400

>But you know what occured to me as I read this? (hold on to you chairs
>now, frosh!) What occured to me was that we could literally be seeing
>the comming of the Second Christ by the turn of the millennium. But
>what I see is not a single person, as everyone keeps thinking. What I
>see is sort of like a super-organism of people joining together to bring
>us into new light. A Meta-Christ, if you will. "And our meme's will
>lead the way..."

A sort of gestalt-Christ? It's an interesting concept. Certainly I've heard
the Church referred to as the "Body of Christ". Why can't the Body of
Christ have a Head of Christ that uses memetics for "self-programming"
purposes? Is this close to what the CoV is aiming at? It's certainly better
than the "Head of Christ" that consists of dogmatic clergy...

Kirt A. Dankmyer <> --- Academic Computing Specialist -- (910) 759-4202 -- PGP public key available.
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