Re: virus: God's Invisible Hand

chardin (
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 09:06:37 CST+6CDT

> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 17:37:32 -0400
> From: Sodom <>
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> Subject: Re: virus: God's Invisible Hand
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> Richard Brodie wrote:
> >
> > On Saturday, October 18, 1997 12:12 PM, Sodom
> > [] wrote:
> > > 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
> > Visit Meme Central:
> In my scope, most religious people do behave like level 1 animals.
> Thats the cause of most unpleasantries I see in the world. I prefer
> them behaving like Cathy here, who, and I am guessing, would argue
> til she was blue in the face, then hug you when the discussion was
> over. (This sentence may be the end of my credibility but) I am a
> trekkie, and very much believe in not interfering with the beliefs
> of others unless attacked first. I do think that eventually, when
> all material needs can be met, that our society will finally make
> the next leap to peace. I hope so anyways, as without the
> possibilities of power, or greed, or fear, religion will be more
> benevolent. just hoping.
> Sodom
> Bill Roh
Sodom, I do believe in standing my ground and arguing my point. I do
not, however, hold grudges and I would hope others would do the same.
When debating a point when I am attacked personally, I sometimes
retaliate in kind--though I know that is not the best way to resolve
arguments. Still, I'm only human....chardin