Re: virus: It just keeps going, and going, and...

Bill Roh (
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 21:21:32 -0500

you show me a benefit I can reap from faith, that I cannot reap at less cost another way, I'll wear the sombrero. It's kinda like medication, If I have a minor headache, asprin will do. I could on the other hand take Thorazine and certainly forget about my headache, but the side effects might be a bit worse than the remedy. Thorazine for a headache is like Faith for the soul, it can be fun, but I'd rather have the headache.

Bill Roh

> > It seems to me that if the CoV insists on strict atheism and rejection
> of all models, strategies and modes of living for which the underlying
> principles do not enjoy a high level of scientific corraboration, then
> the CoV will be limitted to a very small niche.
> >If the goal is wider propagation, then it would behoove the
> CoV silverbacks to put their considerable intelligence and creativity
> into finding a role for faith that, at worst, does no harm. It would be
> better if we could be open to the idea that faith can play a uniquely
> valuable role and set ourselves honestly to the task of exploring the
> possibilities.
> -KMO