Re: virus: Choose
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 11:04:23 -0500

Reed Konsler wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 11:53:58 -0500
> >From: "Sodom" <>
> >Subject: RE: virus: Showers
> >
> >This is SOOOO strange to me, it is hard to believe. First off - as the
> >biggest kid in school until high school very few people would challenge me.
> >The concept that someone could sit idly by and watch another get a
> >beating makes me sick to my stomach, it is the type of thing that to this
> >day I fight.
> Me, too. Do you remember _Brave New World_? There were two alpha
> males. One was confident, beautiful, and popular...but he felt the need for
> something more. The other was shorter, weaker, and antisocial...people
> whispered about him, suspecting that something had gone wrong during
> his gestation.
> Both were disatisfied. One was disastisfied with the world of experience.
> The other was disastisfied with himself, but expressed it as a hatred of
> everything around him.
> If you are truely one of the former, then I envy you. I am one of the
> latter. I think there are far more of us, and that with faith and reason
> we can learn to emulate you. I'm trying. But I am weak. If I am
> to stand with you and fight the tide of insanity I need a little faith to
> resist the fear. But, please listen to me! If we are to redeem anyone
> else...we cannot oppose faith. I cannot, and fight beside you. You
> need to decide now...If you want me with you, then you have to accept
> my faith as part of me. Otherwise, I need to find a community that can.
> I'm not asking you to accept my faith as must find your
> own. I'm asking you to accept me, to have faith in me as a person,
> if you will.
> Choose.
> Reed
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> Reed Konsler
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What are you pleading for? Why do you want people to understand the embodied you in a disembodied arena? Other people on here dwell in the pit of faith. Bill Roh stuck it to me good a few weeks ago. He even called me a "Christ*&!n." You have evoked empathy I'm sure. But you've been standing up to things just as you are. Holding your own, I mean. Don't be sad, Little Angel. The harsh realities sand away at all our hearts.


"Contrariwise", continued Tweedledee, "If it was so, it
might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it
ain't. That's logic."
Lewis Carroll