RE: META: topical rules (was Re: virus: odds)

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 6 May 1999 08:22:34 -0700

If there's a small chance that a Christian or any other Level-2 player could be enlightened by participation in this list, I think it's valuable to keep that door open. She is clearly seeking enlightenment.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of David McFadzean
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 1999 7:55 AM
Subject: META: topical rules (was Re: virus: odds)

At 08:55 AM 5/6/99 -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:

>Whose wishful odds are you recapitulating? Scientific creationism is,
>after all, a total oxymoron.

Would anyone object to a new Virus list rule that states that Christian apologetics is off topic? I don't see any reason to waste resources arguing with Christians (let them believe whatever they want), and I don't see any obvious way to disabuse them of their fanatasies even if we wanted to (though a university education seems to help).

Alternatively we could say that every topic is valid for this list and leave it up to individuals to do their own filtering. What do you think?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus