RE: virus: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

Sodom (
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 11:20:55 -0500

> >Reed wrote:
> >
> >>Ostriches do that? I don't think so. But, it might sometimes be
> >>an effective strategy for humans. Hear no evil, see no evil,
> >>speak no evil.
> >
> >That is a fine way to behave, as long as you also DO no Evil.
> >
> >~kjs
> In my experience, the greatest evil (and the greatest good) are
> words, not deeds. Evil words infect simple people like cancer,
> and turn their deeds towards evil ends. Good words are like
> spring rain.
> But, I agree, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
> That is why good people must have the faith to stand by their
> convictions.
> Reed

Im trying not to beat a dead horse here - but wouldn't the word "confidence" instead of "faith" do just fine by itself? I know the "faith" discussion has been run around a million times, but with all these definitions and meanings, cant simpler words without the same connotations suffice? It seems like the word "faith" is just being added to please the mind aesthetically, not to actually mean or achieve anything outside of self-glorification or self-repair.

Bill Roh