RE: virus: A memetic revelation

Gifford, Nate F (
Wed, 3 Sep 1997 08:34:07 -0400

Brodie wrote:
>>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.

Holz wrote:
>This seems to lead to the interesting conclussion that each civilization
>(in this case, planet) has its own god, which operates independently from
>the other gods out there. If we go back before Saint Paul, where a
>group was a genetic group, and apply the same principle, each
>would have it's own god and they would fight. <Christianity> just gained
>10 points in my head.

Why are you assuming just one force? The critical mass for the invocation
of a spiritual phenomena is just one suitably prepared mind. I.E, Brodie's
at the time of the revelation. Of course a God that lives in just one mind
has a mean life of 3 score and 10. God's that live in many minds live
longer ...

I would just ask what makes you think that your theism is part of a global
phenomena when other participants in the phenomena would deny the validity
of your experience? You've certainly got the Hindu's and Shinto's in your
camp ... but the Xtians, Muslims, and Commies would all probably say that
your revelelation is a shadow of their true enlightenment ...

[1] Ok. I'm not going to post any second post. Here are the baby ideas
which I would have thought out: You're post was very un-you-ish. Part of
me suspects you are making 'stuff' up--the same way people didn't believe
in XYZ Customer Support.

I suspect that R.B. has tried to join one too many cults and the psychic
energies are backing up in his chakras. Once the pressure gets to large
he'll either psychically explode and turn into an Amway distributor or he
will emerge as a true level 4 meta-prophet.