Re: virus: Faith

William Roh (
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 13:59:16 -0500

Reed Konsler wrote:
> [Can we make the world a better place?]
> Me:
> >> Of course! What makes you think that <faith> isn't a worthy tool
> >> in this collective endevour? I have <faith> it will succeed, despite
> >> a lot of pessimistic evidence to the contrary.
> Sodom
> >Now, now, You do NOT have <faith> it will succeed!! Are willing to bet
> >your first born's life on this "faith"?
> If I said "yes" would you believe me?
> Reed
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> Reed Konsler
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i don't know you to be dishonest, so, if you say "yes" you would, then i
am inclined to believe that you believe you would. Although when it came
to actually sticking the knife in your childs chest, I think you would
back off, if not, then i support laws to keep you from exercizing your
"faith". In my opinion it is a gamble. If it turns out your way, then by
luck, your "faith" appears justified. if not, then the results are
obvious. My guess is that a blow to that faith would not discourage you
from having faith in the future. i think that faith is a trap that is
difficult to escape without deliberate and conscious effort. having
never known the feeling of "faith", i do not often think about it, and
never correlate "belief" with "true".