RE: virus: God's Invisible Hand

Richard Brodie (
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 14:03:50 -0700

On Saturday, October 18, 1997 12:12 PM, Sodom []
> I would probably make a good
> Christian because I do think many of the things Christ is supposed to
> have said are good. Love, compassion, affection, forgiveness - all of
> these are values I hold dear. But I like them because I see the benefits
> they bring and the emotional response my mind rewards me with, not
> because someone told me to. If it weren't for the divine part, if Jesus
> were just a philosopher like Socrates, then I would probably convert.

But Bill, what about all the people who aren't intelligent, wise, or
disciplined enough to live life that way because they see the benefits they
bring? Would you rather have them behaving like Level-1 animals, raping and
pillaging, cowering in fear? Or would you rather have them, like Cathy,
live by your same dear values because someone told them to?

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