Re: virus: Saints

Paul Prestopnik (
Mon, 1 Dec 1997 13:18:46 -0500

> From: Sodom <>
> To:
> Subject: virus: Saints
> Date: Saturday, November 29, 1997 1:32 AM
> Hey, I think Bertrand Russle should be one of our saints. He was an
> exceptionally pragmatic, intelligent and meme oriented person. He faught
> for many of the same things we are fighting for here. I don't really
> want to write a whole paper on why he should be inducted, but I will if
> I must. Suffice it to say that, in his own words, "Three passions,
> simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for
> love, the search for knowledge, and the unbearable pity for the
> suffering of mankind".
> What do you guys think?
> Sodom
the only writings of Russel I have read was a chapter entitled "the problem
with evil" or something close. But it was pretty good, he seemed to have a
clear way of expressing ideas, and a rational viewpoint.
I guess my question is what does it take to be cannonized??
Last I checked our only saint was Darwin, that seems a pretty obvious
choice, but beyond that some criteria would be helpful. Does the
saint-to-be have to be dead? Work done in meme's, or just something
related, or maybe a foot ladder for memes?