Re: virus: Faith and Reason

David McFadzean (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 14:16:52 -0700

At 12:31 PM 11/12/97 -0800, Marie Foster wrote:

>Critical thinking is vital to true faith in my opinion. It is getting

Are you talking about loyalty here? If not, then what?

>clearer about how you have derived your understnding of faith. I do not
>think that we have a disagreement as long as you are loyal to your own
>definition. That is to say that as long as you are willing to stand
>outside yourself and subject your own beliefs to the same critical
>thinking that you wish for others, then I am OK with that.

I hope someone will tell me whenever I don't live up to the
standards I wish for in others. I am a big believer in fairness
(maybe that should be the next Virion virtue).

>PS... My buttons do not push as easily as they used to. I find I prefer
>puzzlement to panic and appreciation to fear.

One of the reasons I like "Virus of the Mind" (Richard's book) is that it
exploits buttons to teach the reader about buttons so they are less exploitable.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus