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

Sodom (
Wed, 5 May 1999 21:34:04 -0700

I finally, after years of effort, have stopped the "auto-religious bash" response meme from completely dominating my thoughts when confronted with this dilemma. I don't wish to encourage any type of censorship, but we should really be more interested in religion as a meme complex to be studied. I am not here to cure the infected, just to gain new insight of the hows and whys.

I think all lines of discussion are valid, but I would like to see less "Flaming" of the "Infected" - lets hope volunteerism will do the task.

Bill Roh

-----Original Message-----

From:	David McFadzean []
Sent:	Thursday, May 06, 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