Re: virus: Faith and Works

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 9 May 1999 19:45:09 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 8 May 1999, Snow Leopard wrote:

>Eric wrote:
> >Nobody here fights against individuals. We fight against the memes
> >(or Virus's of the Mind) that some individuals have. We are not
> >"throwing stones" and making ad-hominum arguments but rather critising
> >ideas, and seeking the truth.

(First off, Eric is lying here, just so you know.)

> I disagree. I'm defending Christianity. Yes, that's Christianity with a "C"
> the xtians thing really bothers me. I see it on the same level as a racial
> slur.

I can understand that. I apologize if I used the term in the past. Yes, like racial slurs these terms are often used by ~theists to distingish themselves as a seperate group. (Just another Us/Them behavior.) Think of it like gang colors or a professional jargon. When a ~theist uses that term they're letting everyone else know "Hey, I'm one of the un-Christians! We're all cool, right!"

But then, you know how those ~theists can be...

-Prof. Tim