Re: virus: Faith

Sodom (
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 19:57:39 -0500

Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:

> Sodom/Bill:
> When I have a child, it will be with the understanding that by doing
> so I
> am placing faith in the universe to be benevolent, to treat my child
> well.
> By the act of making the choice to bear a child, I will be risking
> that
> child's life on faith that the world can be made a better place. That
> is
> a necessary faith to our survival.
> Eva

When I have a child, it will be to further my genetic line. I believe
that this universe is neither benevolent nor malevolent but is very
dangerous. I will therefor attempt to give my genetic offspring every
tool I can to control the universe around them, and to thrive in a
Universe beyond imagination. I will "love" my child because in my
experience "love" is a valuable tool for overall happiness and success,
and I believe, it is built in to our DNA regardless of experience. I do
not know that the world can be a better place, and hope, but don't
expect it to be for my child. I will try to make it better for my child,
but am more interested in giving them the tools necessary to survive in
ANY world. There is no "faith" involved at all.