RE: virus: Religion of the future

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 17:09:06 -0700

No, I think religion is about getting along with other people. =)

Richard Brodie
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter!

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Eric Boyd
Sent: Monday, April 19, 1999 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: virus: Religion of the future


Thanks for a great message.

I have a question for you: is it accurate to say that religion must change from being group centered to individual centered, i.e. that the important unit in religion is no longer the "flock" (of sheep) but rather the "pack" (of wolves), or even possibly the individual?

If so, I'd just point out that such changes have happened in religion before -- Jesus and the Buddha were both responsible for making religion more of a personal thing than it had been before, and the reformation (following Luther) was, amoung other things, about empowering individuals to take control of their religion back from the Catholic Church. Do you see the coming changes in religion as
*repeating* what has gone before to any extent?