Re: virus: A memetic revelation

Brett Lane Robertson (
Wed, 03 Sep 1997 00:04:12 -0500


Wow! There's much more where that came from! Good luck in the "Great Work"


(a scientifically feasable god goes beyond one can ever take that
"certainty" away--assuming that you've added up the facts and seen the
plausibility of it, and I've n doubt that you have. I also have a
scientifically feasable god and it makes me wonder why others make
deductions based on the "prime cause" of "there is no prime cause")

At 09:17 PM 9/2/97 -0700, you wrote:
>As they say in The Forum...

>Life is empty and meaningless.
>And the fact that it's empty and meaningless is empty and meaningless.

>Attaching a value to the fact that all our meaning is made up is making the
>same mistake as when we don't realize that all our meaning is made up.

>That said, life is meaningless only on one level.

>The other day I had a revelation. My first?

>The revelation was that God exists.

>It is perfectly possible, scientifically, for God to exist.

>Just as memes exist, though not based in physical reality, they are an
>emergent property of the human nervous system.

>God is an emergent property of the billions of minds on the planet.

>The Spirit is a tangible force that is created, not creator, of the human
>mind. This force exists and causes things that no individual or group is
>consciously causing, just as the human mind causes things unbeknownst to
>the underlying cells of the body.
>Complexity theory tells us that the nature of an emergent phenomenon is
>unpredictable from and unrelated to the mechanics of its underpinnings.

>So the fact that all our memes are empty and meaningless does nothing to
>negate the possibility of a meaningful God, an emergent property of memes.

>The INSTANT I had that revelation, I felt a tangible shift in my feelings,
>my energy. Since that day, now a couple of weeks ago, I have been lovingly
>and peacefully accepting and creating.



>Richard Brodie
>Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
>Visit Meme Central:

>On Tuesday, September 2, 1997 8:41 PM, D.H.Rosdeitcher
>[] wrote:
>> The memetic/evolutionary paradigm seems to imply that we invent our own
>> of life" since we create a memetic construct called 'meaning of life'.
> Does
>> having a view that we "make up" our own 'meaning of life' lead to a sense
>> meaninglessness?
>> --David R.

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