Re: virus: Religion, Zen, post-structuralism, and the failure of logic

Eric Boyd (
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 01:39:25 -0500

John ''Storm of Drones'' Williams wrote:

> >Intolerant of poor ideas, perhaps, but never of the people that hold them.
> When does that bleed over? Identity is profoundly bound to ideas,
> especially religious ones. When you attack the concept of "faith," you are
> attacking something that people hold personally, not just intellectually.

As I see it, this is what the entire discussion is about. David holds
rationality close to his heart and is unwilling to part with it. Both
level 3 and Post-Structuralism, as you've explained it, are about
removing our identity from the ideas and beleifs that we hold. Making
our selves aware that they are /just/ ideas (memes), world views, and
that really we can -- if not rise above them then -- become aware of
the limitations of our own views. And then proceed to use other world
views when necessary.