Re: virus: Religion

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Tue, 27 May 1997 16:21:01 -0400

>I can't see how you can even call yourself a Christian now... the entire
>idea of Christianity is that God is all knowing all powerful and /in
>charge/. He tells you what to do and how to do it, and He is /right/

Um, the current idea of Christianity, sure. I think there's an assertion
here that that sort of thing doesn't _have_ to be a part of Christian
faith. An acquaintance of mine who was "intelligent and Christian" gave up
on calling himself a Christian because of problems like this. He started
calling himself a "Joshuist" -- after Joshua, the original name of Jesus.
(Or so he says. I haven't done the research he has.) I liked the idea of
this sort of seperation -- wanting to distinguish himself from someone
bound by dogma, but continuing to admit that Jesus had some interesting
memes that were worth speading.

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