Re: virus: Have a Coke and a Smile!
Fri, 5 Mar 1999 13:55:38 EST

In a message dated 3/4/99 6:49:31 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< I think the concept of "self-fulfilling prophecy" might be the closest I could get to something that would be meaningful to you with your worldview and still have value. Faith can move mountains, in other words.>>

What would be an example of this? Is something being a "self-fulfilling prophecy" necessarily a good thing? Can you have a self-fulfilling prophecy without faith? I would view this as goal setting. Not all mountains should be moved, however, and trying to move some mountains can be very detrimental. If your commitment is irrational, it would be difficult to be able to appreciate that. Sinking all of a person's extra money in next week's lottery based on their faith in fortune cookie numbers might be a self-fullfilling prophecy for SOMEONE, but does that mean that it is good that they do so? Does the outcome justify the decision?