virus: Showers

Reed Konsler (
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 14:38:21 -0500

>Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 16:50:35 -0600
>From: Bob Hartwig <>
>Subject: Re: virus: Showers
>>Two points. I tell you I find a word offensive: "Nazi".
&gt;>You now have a choice to use that word or use another
>>to convey the same meaning. With the rich vocabulary
>>at your disposal I can only assume it's intentional.
>>What purpose did that serve. It's like I said,
>>"don't touch me there" and you go poke, poke, poke.
>Does that give you some insight about the way some feel
>about the word "faith"?

Bingo! It's almost like you're telepathic.

In this case I'm forced to cause those people discomfort in order to help them interact more fully with the vast majority of people, most of whom believe in God or faith of one sort or another. I do this acknowledging the temporary pain I am causing becuase I know that there are a great many good, friendly, warm, loving, courageous, trustworthy, magnificent people who also claim one sort of faith or another. It is my great desire to bring the people here in closer contact with this community of people, becuase I think both groups have much to learn from one another. I think such an interaction would be fruitful, and furthermore that the believers (based on my personal experience) are desperate to close the gap between reason and faith with us, so that we might work together towards the fulfillment of our universal human goals.

Can you say the same thing about Nazis?


  Reed Konsler