Hmmmm, let me take a stab at this, by trying to provide counterevidence to
Tad's claim. Take the statement:
"God is love."
It seems that such a statement, which uses "is", is more conductive to
MAIDS than, say...
Hmmmm. I'm stalling here. What's the E-Prime version of "God is love," as
is usual meant by most Christian ministers? "God loves everyone and
everything," perhaps. Certainly the latter statment, which has less of a
sort of "slogan value", would seem to be more open to doubt, and therefore
makes it lodging as part of a MAIDS meme-complex less likely.
-Loki, bracing himself for Tad's response, not wanting to dance
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