Re: virus: Important Memes

Eric Boyd (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 18:08:26 -0500

Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:

> > Reason is the greatest enemy faith has. Whoever wants to be Christian
> > should tear the eyes out of his reason. -Martin Luther
> "Faith is the greatest enemy reason has. Whoever wants to be rational
> should tear the eyes out of his faith." ...or should that be, the heart?
> Hm. Which has more enemies, anyway, faith or reason?

I think the question is asked wrong, but here goes anyway.

Faith has more enemies[1]. Surely not half the world is "Christian".
I've just been reading about "The Church of All Worlds", a Pagan
religion. Very nice. They hit that "one true conviction" pretty hard.
And they love the Earth. What a great religious position!


[1] One thing I'd like to emphazise here is that someone who has never
encountered "fundamentalist" Christianity or Islam won't even understand
what this word means... and so could be counted as enemies of it,
becuase they will see it for what it is: delusion