>From: Tim Rhodes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: virus: the making of Sebastrius...the Nephew of God..or
>Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 02:18:11 -0700 (PDT)
>On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Trey Remington wrote:
>> 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
>> 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.
>You know, someone with little or no morals and a particularly evil
>irony might be inspired to write a little essay about something like
>of sinful, worldly practices as a way of explaining memetics to the
>God-fearing Christian (without ever making mention of "God" as a
meme) and then
>send the tract around to Christian publishers (or submit it to
>for that matter) and then just let nature take it's course.
>Thankfully there are nothing but fine upstanding, highly moral
>the kind who would never think of engaging in such a wonderfully
Deception is the devil's area of expertise, such an undertaking would be a demonstration in deception. The fundamentalists and fanatics, deceiving audiences, would run this thing into the ground. New ways of identifying and preventing 'evil' would be invented. The H-Bomb meme. This would launch practices such as ethnic cleansing, holocausts, racism, sexism, etc. to bloody heights NEVER before imagined, attained, or witnessed in history. Of course I wouldn't want to be on the planet if(not when!) this happens.
If used positively and controlled I'm sure it'd work.
Keeping God out of the picture would break down barriers of intolerance, hate, suspicion, and prejudice,i.e. if one takes the view that we are all children of one God. But...
It could only work if people critically studied their religion but how many really do that?
Either way you go the outcome would be most explosive!
Blasting Caps can and do have ways of going off in your hand.
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