[Fwd: Re: virus: re: Seven]

Ken Pantheists (kenpan@axionet.com)
Tue, 14 May 1996 00:24:32 +0000

Bennedanti@aol.com wrote:
> Regarding "John Doe," I feel that he was neither insane nor illogical. To
> make the case:

> If indeed his goal was to die, and do so within
> the logical structure of his religion, he would logically choose to carry out
> all seven deadly sins, as this would (according to his faith) guarantee his
> death. The argument against this -- his moralistic speech in the car toward
> the end of the film -- does not hold, as we cannot have any degree of
> certainty that he was not lying.
> ** An interesting application of this type of methodology is the Church of
> Euthanasia ("save the planet, kill yourself"). **

Is this another way of saying that he martyrized himself?

I thought that he made his own death the final statement in a long sermon about *our*
hypocrisy and *our* savagery.

The movie gave the impression that the city was an uncontrollable cauldron of rage and
senseless violence- that the "wolf" was not slaughtering lambs. but other wolves.

Doe's speech in the car was followed by an even more chilling speech by Pitt's character:

Paraphrase: "You think you're something? You're nothing. Your a movie of the week, not even
that, you're a t-shirt at best."

> (1). This may be the reason for the incompatibility of science and religion:
> while the former's premisses are and must be fluid, the latter's must be
> rigid (in order to preserve an orthodox faith).

I don't know about you, but I find science to be pretty rigid at times.

Is this the "We're better than them" meme?

Ken Pantheists