RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 15:23:10 -0800

On Friday, November 14, 1997 9:22 AM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> Maybe you can tell
> me how to defend myself against someone who has faith
> that my beliefs are wrong.

Same way you defend yourself against a man attacking you with a banana:
shoot him.

> People have actual, specific beliefs about such
> matters as faith, skepticism, rationality and
> evidence. You can't sweep them under a metaphysical
> rug and hope it all goes away.

Most people don't have any such beliefs, David. Most people are concerned
with what people think of them, where their next meal/paycheck/blowjob is
coming from, and the "issues" that are being fed to them on TV.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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