virus: Re: virus-digest V3 #48

Reed Konsler (
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:27:00 -0500

>Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 13:29:06 -0600
>From: Bob Hartwig <>
>Subject: Re: virus: Coy? Coy?!
>>Let's do a thought experiment instead of telling each other where
>>we are in the abstract. If an aquantiance of yours was a devout
>>Catholic, into the ritual, and seemed otherwise happy and effective
>>in their lives would you feel and imperative to disabuse them of
>>their delusions?
>The question wasn't directed at me, but I'll answer anyway.
>The answer is no, I do not actively try to "deconvert" Christians.
>However, when a Christian asserts that *I* am deluded, I correct them in a
>frank and certain manner. As I try to do with you and Richard.

That's fine. Each of us must act with the courage of our convictions.

Just don't look for fights where there are none. I may not be speaking to you, but I've read another spurious claims on this list like "Christians are responsible for more death than..." That sounds like fighting words, and I hear them all time. That kind of thinking isn't true or is unproductive.

Unless your purpose IS to pick fights, of course. But that seems a little perverse.


  Reed Konsler