Re: virus: In the Name of the Spirit (was: Belief and

David McFadzean (
Mon, 30 Jun 1997 15:04:33 -0600

At 11:16 AM 30/06/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:
>I would offer that by "heart" we a referring to our narrative locus. That
>to "follow the heart" is to fulfill the needs of our internal narrative.
>This is why the need of the "heart" are often in conflict with logic.
>Logic seldom makes for a good story line.

By "narrative locus" do you mean our individual stream of consciousness?

>As for spirit, hmmm... Maybe the personification of the narrative locus.
>(Let me think on that one some more.)

Bill Schultz wrote this in a message posted to his Agnostic Church
members mailing list:

"The word "Soul," above, is used in the sense that Spengler uses it to
define what produces a Culture. Thus, this is a "specially defined term"
and not an assertion of a belief in a supernatural "soul" of religion.
This would be clear if you read the whole book in context."

Hmm, culture producers sounds like memes to me.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus