RE: virus: Re:Core beliefs

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 25 Dec 1997 09:53:06 -0000

> From: Wade T.Smith[]
... and there is actually the
> (famous) 'willing suspension of disbelief' rather than a 'willing
> submission to belief' by the observer.
What's the difference?

> While there are successful cross-cultural dramatic forms, I have
> yet to encounter a successful cross-cultural belief.
Don't we define cultures largely on the basis of differences
in beliefs?

> This is why I
> consider the dramatic a true form, and religion a false one.
What is a "form", and why are some true and others false?

(slightly nostalgic for the days when he had better things
to do on Xmas morning -- but looking forward to a family
meal this afternoon -- Merry Whatever to all!)