Re: virus: Re: virus-digest V3 #60
Fri, 05 Mar 1999 15:01:48 -0500

Reed Konsler wrote:
> Jake:
> >Faith maintains belief in contradiction to reason. Faith does this by holding
> >a representation (the article of faith) in principle exempt from rational
> >criticism. This is why the faithful can believe things in contradiction to
> >evidence and reason.
> We are talking about big and small. If you offer a credit card for your
> dinner and it gets rejected, and then you offer another...why should the
> waiter even try? How is it that you can be a dead-beat with one company
> and in good credit with another? It's inconsistent...but it pays for dinner.

Reed, I think it's the machine that blinks "approved" that gets dinner bought, not so much faith on the part of the restaurant.

Just a thought.

> These are small things, small faiths for small needs. They smooth over
> the rough edges, forgive our embarrasment, and help us to live with
> one another. You and I, we are lucky not to have big needs, and as yet
> not ambitious enough to aspire to really big dreams. In this interm,
> God is a small thing for us...we get by on our own feet. That's good.
> Faith isn't for us at this time. Faith serves in time of desperate need,
> and in time of grandious ambition. In the mean time, we cut our
> humble vegetables of life with occam's razor. And, we are content.
> Reed
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> Reed Konsler
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"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