RE: virus: The Alleged Virtues of Faith

Deron Stewart (
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 01:12:33 -0800

Eric wrote:
Well, I think you've mischaracterized the CoV. Not all that long ago, (a year?), during the "great faith war" with John Williams, the virus web page on ethics was changed from having "faith" as a sin to having "dogmatism" as the sin.

Thanks for the update, I didn't know it had been changed on the web site. (btw, sorry to bring this up but are we so sure that western society generally regards "dogmatic faith" a virtue? That first line doesn't quite ring true any more..."Through some twist of fate, western society has come to regard dogmatic faith as a virtue.")

Here's yet another tack on the same theme:

The christians appropriated the pagan solstice festivals as their own. A brilliant piece of memetic engineering, no? Maybe the time has arrived for CoV to embrace the word "faith" for similar reasons...