virus: A Rosa by any other nomenclature

Wade T.Smith (
Sat, 2 Aug 97 18:31:46 -0400

>So the name is itself an example of memetic engineering, deliberating
>pushing the "danger" button in order to increase awareness. Of course
>there will always be a percentage of the intended audience that are
>lost because they can't get past the name; it is a tradeoff and a
>calculated risk.

Consider the equal, if not more-often violent reaction, to hearing the
words Catholic, or Sikh, or Protestant, or Satan, or....

Virulence is an attribute many churches understand very well. It's about
goddamned time it was thrown back in a few faces.

The only problem is constructing a church without the usual xenophobic
boundaries. A problem which appears to this observer, in this church, to
be minimal if not non-existent. Kudos.

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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