Re: virus: Belief and Knowledge (was: The truth about faith)

David McFadzean (
Thu, 03 Jul 1997 14:53:17 -0600

At 10:16 AM 02/07/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>> I'm sure it is, but the only way to tell if faith is reasonable
>> is through logical/linguistic analysis.
>Hmmm... David, isn't this akin to you being given a page of sheet music
>and when, asked if it's any good, you replying, "Well, the only way to
>tell if it is mathematically consistent is to translate it to numbers and
>do the equations." You're talking apples and oranges here!
>Play the music and see how it /sounds/.

That's an amusing analogy but I don't think it holds in this situation.
Remember that this whole thing started because John took exception to
the way I took exception to faith. If it was merely a matter of
aesthetics I could just say "faith (qua credulity) is hideous" and
that would be the end of the story.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus