Indeed, you are correct; a collective effort would hold the only chance of success. The representatives could then be labelled 'prophets' (a much safer title)..and you are well reasoned to say that we must stay within certain parameters regarding accepted religous methods or claims. Obviously we will want to, as you mentioned, 'preach' benevolent aims etc... In addition we should consider linking our movement by means of encrypted aspects of our religion to other current major belief systems... i.e. special numbers, locations, pattern developements etc...so as to kind of hitch ours on to the others and slowly drain away their followers.. truly a virus in this case. preconstruct a probable time-table of 'discovered' relationships with the old gods and insert the necessary elements into our framework. Perhaps we can save humanity a lot of time regarding social evolution...in the long run.
>From: "Trey Remington" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: virus: the making of Sebastrius...the Nephew of God..or
>Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 11:45:32 PDT
>>From: "Dr Sebby" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: virus: the making of Sebastrius...the Nephew of God..or
>>Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 19:35:12 CEST
>> Just a thought...due to the arrival of a new millenium, it has
>>occured to me that it would be of perfect timing to launch any
>>prospective efforts as to ascending to 'savior' or 'demigod'
>>I can't help but wonder how many world wide believers are secretly
>>suspecting the arrival of some new 'messiah'. Human fascination
>>our man made number systems seems sadly universal...this '2000'
>>will heighten the belief ratio for anyones attempt by...lots! As i
>>was in attendance at Notre Dame here in Paris on Easter Sunday, i
>>couldn't help but notice how easy it would have been to just stride
>>right up to the microphone without any hindrance from security...at
>>least for 15 seconds -tops 35. Anyway...i wasn't prepared with any
>>fire tricks or speeches so i thought i would forego the
>Who's our resident magician?
>>But Christmas day could be another story. If i could casually
>>perform some 'magicians' miracle whilst giving a quick,
>>enlightened 'feelgood' speech...all the while proclaiming myself as
>>the icon or saviour for the next millenium...i suspect people's
>>desperate need to believe combined with the timing would generate
>>some results...i could follow up on this by having a web site
>>given in the speach) ready and waiting for my glorious flock to
>>at the very worst i would be cited for disturbing the
>>just a rough thought..i suspect it could really be developed into
>>something...at least a funny evening?..Comments? Encouragement?
>>Mail?...ooh what about a syncronized, world wide operation? i know
>>something would happen.
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>Don't mean to be the party pooper here(no pun intended), you'll have
>plenty of competition no doubt. A synchronized world wide operation?
>What if 12 of us and 1 claimed to be the
>of Ya'shua bin Maryam/Isa ibn Yusef/Jesus Christ and his band of
>marauders? If I remember right, The Day Of Pentecost was a virus; a
>meme that magickally had its constraints removed and spread faster
>than venereal disease in a whorehouse in a penitentiary. 'Preaching'
>is a means of propagating memes. Muhammad was infected by Allah's
>virus via Gabri'El, in a cave. Moses and the commandments, Noah and
>the Ark, Daniel in the lions' den, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednigo...
>The FACT is, _all_ were infected, according to the 'true' scriptures
>by God or something, or the mushrooms.
>Of course we'll have to ensure our/your/my new followers that we
>treat them like the Conquistadors did Montezuma. Nor will we engage
>politics, advertising, and other "evils"(fingers crossed). Lead the
>children of (--?--) to a brave new world. You will, naturally, have
>some enemies. If they are of the smart type they won't even think
>about touching you for fear of retaliation from your new converts.
>And, check this !!!
>The King Darwin Bible/Qur'an/Torah/Bhagavad-Gita
>Millenium Edition, 1st printing, leather bound w/gold embossed script
>Ch. 1 "Memesis" And in the beginning...
>On a more serious note, how about a view of the
>Judeo-Christian-Islamic religions through the eyes of a memetic
>engineer. Train the masses this technique after a basic course in
>memetic science and let 'em go. I'm sure we'll get some surprising
>revelations and discoveries... what once may have been ambiguous and
>vague may become more definitive and understandable, though I say
>leave 'God' out of the picture, remain scientific to prevent the
>'Devil' (Irrationality/Emotional brain programming,etc.) from
>the picture. My 'Messiah' is Intelligence/Knowledge/Information.
>For a good measure, choose a site known for its religious mysteries.
>Stonehenge perhaps, or the Pyramids of Giza, Central America;
>serves the purpose. Mecca and Israel are ruled out for obvious
>We can accomplish a deed that would make Martin Luther proud.
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