It is memetic.
"For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his
>glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?" (Romans 3:7) If this were
>memetic, then more people would know about it and acknowledge it. Of
>the numbers of people who proposed ideas like this and ended up starring as
>fuel at an auto-da-fe might have something to do with its