Re: virus: Re:Core beliefs

Marie L. Foster (
Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:12:28 -0800

Does the supernatural exist? I think so. To think otherwise indicates
that there is nothing else to know. We have all the answers now. The
supernatural has always been for man the way many describe the unknown.
Fire once was probably considered supernatural. Is there really a
supernatural as opposed to natural. Of course not. There is really only 1
thing. However, to truly accept that one must give up the idea of *I*. I
contend that no one here, other than myself, seems ready to relinquish that
most fundamental faith...

Perhaps I am the most rational of all...


At 03:40 PM 12/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>David McF wrote:
>>I think the assertion (tentative of course :-) "the supernatural
>>exists only in minds, myths and memes" is reasonably definitive
>>of the CoV and sets us apart from most religions. I would also
>>hasten to add that this in no way implies that the supernatural
>>is irrelevant or has no effect on the world. Agree or disagree?
>To say that the supernatural exists only in minds, myths, and memes, means
>that the supernatural doesn't really exist, but only the concept or
>meme-construct of it exists. The concept of the supernatural has an effect
>on the world, but the supernatural does not. But, that's basically what you
>meant, so I agree like a typical CoV convert. It's not easy to overthrow a
>complex of memes from within that complex of memes. CoV is just another
>evolutionary beast like most religions and other institutions. Agree or
>disagree? --David R.

Marie L. Foster