virus: BNW

Eric Boyd (
Sun, 26 Oct 1997 20:30:06 -0500


Marie wrote:
> This man in his writings caused me to see that the most significant
> aspect of the Christ meme (to get around the myth vs history issue
> I do not care about either way) is what happened in those 40 days in
> desert... The miracles, his death and resurrection, his birth (see
> below) etc. pale in comparison to the refusal to take the devil up on
> his offer.

That chapter was the most amazing thing I've read in years, Marie.
Thank you!

I can't help but draw parallels with that story and "Brave New World"...
and with our local level 3 prophet!

> Freedom, free thought, and science will lead them into such straits
> and will bring them face to face with such marvels and insoluble
> mysteries, that some of them, the fierce and rebellious, will
> destroy themselves, others, rebellious but weak, will destroy one
> another, while the rest, weak and unhappy, will crawl fawning to our
> feet and whine to us: "Yes, you were right, you alone possess His
> mystery, and we come back to you, save us from ourselves!"

So right... the very act of free thinking is an act of constantly
destroying yourself in the never ending pursuit of Truth... sacrificing
yourself to attain the ever illusive Holy Grail.

I am reminded of an article I read about the "flowering" of Buddha's...
lets see here....

The Critical Mass of Enlightenment

And, of course, I've always known that atheism is primarily about
courage and honesty...

> And so, convinced of this, he
> sees that he must follow the counsel of the wise spirit, the dread
> spirit of death and destruction, and therefore accept lying and
> deception, and lead men consciously to death and destruction, and
> yet deceive them all the way so that they may not notice where they
> are being led, that the poor blind creatures may at least on the way
> think themselves happy.

"For how can the blind lead the blind"!!!!!!!!!!

I shy away from the word, but this really is "UNBELIEVABLE"... I never
suspected this kind of thing behind the entire Church... just the mere
possibility that this could be the way it was amazes me.

OHhhh Boooy... I'm going to have to read it again...

Thanks Marie;