virus: Contradiction

Reed Konsler (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 13:53:33 -0400 (EDT)

>Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 13:21:58 -0700
>From: Tadeusz Niwinski <>
>Tim wrote:
>>Tell me, how in your ratoinal mind does "Let me sleep with you wife"
>>possibly follow from "Life is full of paradoxes"?
>You don't see it? People who claim that life is full of paradoxes do worse
>things than that. They may "act one way and speak another or flip from one
>viewpoint to another and back again in the space of a minute". From my
>experience those people have no problem lying, stealing and murdering. They
>are dangerous. Tim, whatever you do, stay away from them.

Tad, you wonderful naive sounding person, you can't stay away from them.
They're everywhere. You act like there are some consistent people and
some inconsistent ones. The fact is that everyone is inconsistent. But if
you ADMIT to it then you can resolve to choose carefully what things you
commit to. Furthermore, if one is truely self-motivated then it matters little
if someone else thinks they are inconsistent. If you let other people control
your actions based upon <consistency> you're the same as if you allow them
to control your actions based upon <authority>. Self-reliance means forming
an internal defintion of all these things.

"From my experience those people have no problem lying, stealing and murdering."

Anecdotal. Non-sequitor. From the information you've given me I'm still
in serious doubt. There are, in my experience, many people who claim
life is full of paradoxes that are, in fact, less likely to lie, steal, or kill.
Now, whether or not the action if called for would pose a "problem",
I cannot say. I don't think it's moral qualms we're concerned with here,
anyway, but frequency of action.

Overall, a good pieve of rhetoric. Are you willing to back it up with
evidence and logic? Do you have any references?


Reed Konsler