RE: virus: Saints re:blind atheism

Gifford, Nate F (
Mon, 8 Dec 1997 11:54:48 -0500

Vis a vis nominations for COV sainthood Marie wrote:

> Lets see if anyone can come up with anything more than dead white

I see this as another facet of the debate that I'm having with
Robin. Robin argues that the entire concept of sainthood is biased since
"anyone" can change a paradigm. I argue that it takes a unique
configuration of opportunity, talent, and desire to be nominated. The fact
that for the past two thousand years more white men then others on the
planet have had the opportunity to create the current paradigm should not
minimize their contribution. All other configurations <like Soleri in
Amadeus who had opportunity and desire but no talent> are admittedly tragic,
but them's the breaks.

Marie, who would you nominate?