Re: virus: Re: shaman

Eric Boyd (
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 18:48:04 -0500

Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

> Not knowing your religious upbringing: What do you think of the statements
> (loosely translated) "we should not be like the priests in their priestly
> garbs shouting their prayers aloud and getting payed for it" or that we
> "should go into our closets and pray"? I have found in my limited

Well I don't beleive it. Some of Jesus's memes!

> experience that the ego gets involved quickly when we begin to judge ourself
> by professional ethics instead of morals. I am a continual student of life
> and have not "grown-up" enough to decide what I want to be when I get older.
> I don't profess to know anything nor do I give others labels to which they
> can pin me down (for that is the start of a manipulative game whereby one
> gets bought and sold).

I've often thought about this, myself. I've changed my mind again about
calling myself "an atheist"... sure, I don't beleive in the *Christian*
God, but I am entirely unsure about the others... in short, if you are a
Christian, I'm an atheist. But if you arn't... well. Then I'm

So: quick question -- how much of the population is Christian? Better
than half? I live in Canada, but the states can't be that different.

How many people would understand if I said I was a freethinker?

Or (better yet), what would be a good word for followers of my Church
Significationis? Or do I even want a word?