Re: virus: Limiting

Marie Foster (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:24:54 -0800

SwiftRain wrote:
> Marie Foster wrote:
> >
> [snip]
> > It is easy for me to remember that there is really only one thing
> > everywhere.
> all well and good, but you are going to waste a lot of time and
> effort if you insist on calling this Unity-Of-Everything "God."
> as soon as you refer to "God," whether you are referring to any sort
> of omnipotent deity or not (or even if your *dog* is named God) you are
> going to call up the anti-god immune responses of every atheist within a
> square mile.
> employ skillful means: use those words which are least likely to
> provoke defense-memes in your target.
> [snip]
> --

Too bad. Too bad about the atheists. They have their own delusions.
Perhaps this is my way of pushing their buttons. I accept that they are
on the same path as I am. They deny me the same courtesy.

My *god* meme as you put it is very useful to me in framing my view of
the world. It is part of who my *I* meme is. Many atheists I have met
feel that they have the exculsive right to call themselves rational.
Perhaps they are more deluded than I. I do not know. But I do not like
it if I say that I am a theist and am trashed for saying it.

This is a church? That was the reason I became interested. Now, a
church for atheists seems to me to be very full of laughter. Do you
think so.

So, lets vote. I for one remember someone saying that "no theists need
apply for sainthood." Can theists be members of this congregation?
Your choice. If you vote no then I am outa here. I do not have the
time left in my life to waste.