RE: virus: No doubt

Brett Lane Robertson (
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:41:29 -0500

At 11:26 AM 10/31/97 -0800, you wrote:
>I think it was Wade that celebrated skepticism and doubt and I supported
>that position. Brett thinks that doubt is the basis for a lot of bad
>things that go on in our world.
>(Note, I am at home today with a virus and I have only a partial list of
>the messages here. So if I misquoted anyone then mea culpa and please
>correct me.)
>Hmmmm. Ok. I will play. There is no doubt.
>I have been meaning to do this for some time and I was hoping to delay
>until April 1st. However, it also seems appropriate for Halloween.
>Several posts ago I said that I am Brett. That one seemed to slide by with
>nary a ripple. I expected to get some flak. Perhaps the members of this
>list were still deciding to put me into the position they espoused with
>regard to Christ supposedly saying that he was god. The argument seeming
>to be that either he was indeed god or he was crazy. (And anything else he
>might have said can be dismissed because no one should listen to a crazy
>Ok. In truth I really am Brett Lane Robertson. And this works out really
>well. After all I as Brett said that we should eliminate doubt. Cool!
>Now Brett does have to believe that I am he.
>If not, who or what am I?
>Happy Halloween
>Brett Lane Robertson?
>Marie L. Foster

I do not need to doubt what Marie/I say...only to have a certainty in some
other truth which has more support (though I might have several truths which
have different levels of support, there must be one which has the most
support). NOTE: I never said that I don't believe in caution, or reserve,
or having multiple options...only that such considerations CAN be based on
positive spiritual traits--instead of self-destructive ones like "doubt".

I say that I am Brett and that my personal experiences create certain
characteristics which manifest Brettness; by noting these characteristics
one can make take one additional step which confirms this to a degree of
certainty for themselves (and doubt needn't play any role in this
confirmation...only degree of certainty). If Brettness is an objective
quality then it will assert itself--finally--to gain a superior positon
relative to other assertions to the contrary.


Rabble Sonnet Retort
The average woman would rather have beauty than brains,
because the average man can see better than he can think.