virus: Today's Religions (was: Prisoners my Derrida!)

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 19:30:06 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Andreas Engström wrote:

> Besides, one of the greatest problems of most christian faith is that
> it IS invoking bogeymen from even further back than a mere 800 years ago..
> I am quite _now_, thank you very much. The question is _when_ people are
> who use as a basis for their faith the personal totem
of a modestly wealthy
> man who moved from Babylonia northwards with parts of his family about 4000
> years ago. If we want a faith, is there really nothing more sensible to base
> our faith upon?

If you have a RealAudio player check out story from All Things Considered: (the part about postmodern religion starts about 18 minutes into it, depending on the player your using)

Religion is meme complex. It evolves. And it is undergoing a change right now, in our generation, that may very well make it highly adaptive over the next century. We would be foolish to ignore it, and perhaps even more foolish not to help steer that change in a useful direction.

-Prof. Tim