Re: virus: Religion

David McFadzean (
Thu, 29 May 1997 12:59:20 -0600

At 11:24 AM 29/05/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>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.

Right, there were literally dozens of "messiahs" floating around the
middle east at the right time, preaching the same message we now attribute
to Jesus of Nazareth. Any one of them could have been used.

Anyway, my point was that all religions start out small. If Virus takes
only a few hundred years to get a 30% market share I'd be really happy.

>> > 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? :)

Uhh, Tim, that was an *internal* memo.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus