Re: virus: Convictions

Paul Prestopnik (
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 13:24:44 -0400

> Paul Prestopnik wrote:
> >
> > > It is the "conviction" that one is right that is dangerous -- it
> > > one to perform all manner of evil, and believe that one is "doing the
> > > work of the Lord" -- when, if they stepped back to think about it --
> >
> > CONVICTION is what causes CONVICTS
> >
> > -paul prestopnik
> OK... but it creates heros as well??? Mother Theresa comes to mind.
> While I did not agree with some of her stances, I certainly admired her
> conviction and her dedication to her ideals.
> Marie

I was joking, see, To be a convict you have to be convicted. The statement
is true for both meanings of conviction. I agree with you; I did not mean
to imply that conviction is a bad thing.

p.s. the quote is not an original it's from Robert A. Wilson.