Re: virus: Logic and Purpose

Sodom (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 12:43:53 -0400

> Marie Said:
> I particularly despise any philosophy or religion that discourages
> reason on the part of the practitioners. As a woman, I have also felt
> that the paternalism prevalent in Judeo Christian dogma to be
> particularly repellent. Perhaps it is because of my family history
> with
> churches started by women.

this is about power, and at some base level, males crave it. I agree
that the quest for power is not good.

> I for one, do not fear the unknown. I keep sticking my nose into it
> and
> getting it smacked all the time. But, in my opinion, this is what we
> are about.... pushing back the dark. I also believe that science has
> always been in the forefront of that effort since the beginning.
> Someone after all did come up with that wheel thing an awful long time
> ago.

Somehow I knew this about you. I am not saying that you are afraid, so
you believe. I am saying people were afraid, so they made religion.
After that many followed from fear, some, like yourself perhaps, seek
the unknown for enlightenment.most were forced into it as children, and
are simply brainwashed.

> But it is probably a chicken or egg kind of thing. If we ever prove
> for
> example that we do continue in some cogent way after we die I would
> put
> my bet on science for figuring out what is up with that.
> I also know that proving that we do not continue in the absence of
> proof
> to the contrary is a whole lot harder to do.... Funny how that works.
> Marie

right, I simply see no reason to believe that we do continue. I sure
hope we do. But my thoughts run like this:

Remember what it was like before you were born? Well, thats what it's
like after you die.