Re: virus: Re: shaman

Brett Lane Robertson (
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 16:50:18 -0500

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



I am a believer in taking something that is worn-out and making it new
again. I would use the word "freemason" and attract the members of
freemasonry (which is not a church) into your church. Just an idea. Even
if the word is not appropriate, you have played on it's popularity and made
an association from which people can contrast your church. But, I think
that the word IS appropriate...and am on my way to search out old life forms
(will research the term for you).


At 06:48 PM 8/16/97 -0500, you wrote:
>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?

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