Re: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 14:39:22 -0700

Tim wrote about contradictions:
>> >What if they can exist, but only in a limited number of areas? Would it
>> >be worthwhile to explore those areas and find their limits?

I wrote:
>> Sure, let's explore them! I can't wait. Which one do we take first?

Tim wrote:
>Give "faith" a shot and let me know what you come up with.

Tim, I've been using faith all my life! I believe my wife is the most
wonderful person on Earth: and we've been happily married for 27 years. I
believe I am an excellent lover: and the quality of my sex-life is just
incredible. I believe I can live in any country and prosper: and I do enjoy
living in Vancouver right now and think of moving to Anguilla. I believe I
can teach in a most illogical language on Earth (where the word "read" is
read in two different ways depending on the context): and all threee classes
I teach this term are full and people beg me to let them in. I believe I am
capable of exchanging ideas with people on the Virus list (how did I get
this belief?!..): and I am enjoying this discussion.

And you ask me to "give it a shot"? Of course it works! It's a
scientifically proven fact that faith works wonders.

There is a small print though: you have to buy a ticket (just in case you
don't know the joke: a man kept praying to win a lottery, and one day he
heard God's voice "give me a chance, buy a ticket, for Heavens sake").

The small print says that you have to ACT on your faith, ie. make plans,
work, correct your plans, work, make some more plans, and work, work, work
on them.

There is another component which may help faith, it's self-esteem which is
-- unlike Level-3 -- a very well documented feature. And there is "flow" --
also pretty well documented. But that's another story.

The only exception with faith I know of, is faith in contradictions. A
belief that A may not be A. In other words that you can somehow have a good
marriage without any effort, that excellent sex-life just comes to you
"somehow", etc.

Read the small print, Tim!

You asked if it was worthwhile to explore areas were contradictions may
exist and find their limits? Great idea, Tim. How does faith work for you?
Let's be specific. Do you see any contradictions here?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159