virus: Re: virus-digest V3 #48

Reed Konsler (
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 13:25:32 -0500

>Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 17:07:05 -0700
>From: "David McFadzean" <>
>Subject: Re: virus: Coy? Coy?!
>- -----Original Message-----
>From: Reed Konsler <>
>Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 10:44 AM
>>David, I think you're playing Devil's advocate with me. I don't
>>understand how you can describe Richard recent posts, or mine,
>>as "coy and evasisve". We have both been direct, conscientious,
>>and clear
>Sorry, I should have been clear I was not talking about you. As for
>Richard, have you read his messages? I can only assume you
>have not, since he pretty much implicitly conceded the point
>when he replied to the charge of being coy and evasive with a
>zen story (which I enjoyed and am still mining for meaning).

He's a human being with a life outside of the cyber-realm. It was the best he could do with the resources he had to devote to the question. Just becuase he has a deeper understanding than you are (I caveat: APPARENTLY) expressing, that doesn't mean he is perfect or infinitely resourceful. Is this a stamina game? Does the toughest most macho debater win the round? Why don't we arm wressle instead? Or shoot each other with rifles?

I'm getting the impression that you are willfully trying not to understand. That's your choice. But, when you exaust everyone you feel a sense of satisfaction? I wouldn't.

>I do have such a friend, and feel no need to disabuse them
>of their beliefs.


>Yes, I have attended religious weddings.

Was it fun?

>Actually I tend to overanalyze sermons, looking for logical
>inconsistencies, etc. but I usually do that in order to stay awake :-)

I spend my time trying to make them make sense, not trying to show how they don't. You might try it sometime. It also keeps one awake, and it's a little less petty than picking the wings off a fly.

>>If you could do these things, then we are in the same place. But
>>many of the people here cannot do these things. <Reason> will
>>not let them share themeselves with anyone.
>I'm not sure why you say that about reason. Isn't being reasonable
>acting in a manner that is logically consistent with one's goals?

Goals change, thus reason is inconsistent over time. Your move.


  Reed Konsler