RE: virus: FAQ: question (c) - Believing

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:31:56 -0700

Good point. In general, people tend to have very poor understanding of their own process.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of David McFadzean
Sent: Friday, June 18, 1999 9:20 AM
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At 08:54 AM 6/18/99 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
>The effectiveness of such an argument assumes that people's primary reason
>for believing in God is that they think it's the Truth, which as I've
>pointed out many times is not the case, just a shallow misunderstanding of
>religion by atheists.

Theists are just as guilty of this "shallow misunderstanding" if you bother to listen to what they say. True, the argument will not be effective at converting anyone to atheism, but it should make theists realize that their reasons for believing in their god aren't what they thought they were.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus