Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Fri, 07 Nov 1997 14:43:41 -0700

At 01:26 PM 11/7/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>But you have used a highly charged religious term here. Save the <I'm
>just so misunderstood> meme for someone else, David. You're not that
>naive. What were we saying about taking personal responsiblity a while

Sorry, I didn't realize that the traditional religions owned the term.

>It's a good meme-constuct, a beautiful viral shell, now that I see it. So
>why try to rationalize the art out of it? You were purposefully
>confrontational in the Sins in order to push peoples buttons, no? Why the
>act now?

Yes, it pushes people's buttons. No, it is not an act. Can you see
the difference?

>Why not? I think you are, and you're doing it with purpose. If that is
>so, how do we refine the other Sins and Virtues so they can cause as much
>of an uproar?

I guess it is my fault that you don't seem to have a clue what
I'm trying to accomplish. But believe me, it isn't to insult
religious people.

>> Isn't it amazing how ignorant you can make someone look when you quote
>> them out of context?
>To quote Frank Zappa, "Now, ladies and gentlemen, we have moved beyond
>`mumbo-jumbo' into the world of `mumbo-pokus'!"

All I can suggest is you read again what I was replying to. I didn't say
what you think I said.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus