Re: virus: Important Memes

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 21:26:36 -0500

Drakir wrote:

> Atheist Meme
> -"God is Dead, I am alive" by ???, can't remember the bugger's name!
> -"Eternal Suffering awaits all those who question God's Infinite love"
> Bill Hicks

"Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will
of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am
fighting for the work of the Lord." Adolph Hitler (Mein Kampf)

Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by
not committing them? -Jules Feiffer

"Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to
laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral
virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts
all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men."
- Francis Bacon

Isaac Asimov observed (1989, p. 6):
They assume that human beings have no feeling about what is right and
wrong. Is the only reason you are virtuous because that's your ticket
to heaven? Is the only reason you don't beat your children to death
because you don't want to go to hell? It seems to me that it's
insulting to human beings to imply that only a system of rewards and
punishments can keep you a decent human being. Isn't it conceivable
that a person wants to be a decent human being because that way he
feels better? Because that way the world is better?

Reason is the greatest enemy faith has. Whoever wants to be Christian
should tear the eyes out of his reason. -Martin Luther

Feeling a little odd?
Why not try my God?
Just a little belief
Will offer you relief

"When you understand why you reject the 9,999 other gods you
will understand why I reject all 10,000." - unknown

(I've got 200 more if you'd like)

> Evolution Meme

evolution is "the non-random selection of randomly varying replicators."

(the most condensed description I have ever read)

> Tolerance Meme
> -"There's only one race, and that's the Human Race" by Clawfinger
> -"Unless you're above nature, don't judge it" by Drakir

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for
a tooth." But I say to you, DO NOT RESIST ONE WHO IS EVIL... you have
heard that it was said, 'you shall love your neighbor and hate your
enemy'. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who
persecute you." (Matthew 5:38-39a; 43-44).