Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:23:46 -0700

At 11:37 PM 11/11/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>> True, but I don't know how to teach people how to be more creative
>> and kinder. I can teach them to make better decisions rationally.
>Ahhh! Nail on the head time!!! Sort of the "I'm good at math so actors
>suck" thing? (Sorry, I know you didn'y mean it that way.) But can't we
>have both?

You didn't mean it, but you couldn't miss a chance to ridicule me?
Thanks a lot.

No, I most emphatically did not say we can't have both, or even
insinuate it. I'm trying very hard to make a valid contribution
and all I get is criticism for not making a different kind of
contribution. Would you criticize an artist for not doing math?
Then why criticize me for not teaching people to be kinder or more
creative? That doesn't mean I don't think it is important, it
*only* means I don't know how. I will gladly support anyone who
does know how.

>> Because <faith> will prevent me from having any influence (if I
>> only use means that are ethical in my view). <faith> closes the
>> channel for constructive criticism. Isn't that reason enough?
>Reason enough to chose another channel, I'd say. Isn't that the logical
>choice here, David?

No, it is not. I'd rather give up then resort to something I don't
believe is right.

>What were your thoughts on rationally deciding to be irrational, again

Not until we can bring Brother Reed over to the dark side.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus