Re: virus: Religion

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 29 May 1997 11:24:14 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 29 May 1997, Eric Boyd wrote:

> > How do you think Christianity started? (hint: It wasn't always a
> > huge institution.)
> It started with just Jesus (of course), and then he got (possesion?
> hmmm) twelve disciples to help him spread the message.

Um, well... not really. In truth I think you have to say "Christianity"
(with a big C) was started by this Roman who had never met Jesus, but had
gotten sick of killing Jews (Paul) and latched on to an urban legend
(Jesus) as a tool for spreading his thoughts on peace and transendence.

> > What do you think I'm doing?
> You are trying to become the next Christ?

No, no, no.. David is the next Paul. It's Brodie that's the next Christ
(didn't you get the memo? :)

-Prof. Tim