virus: "Live and let live" - heresy?

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 16 May 1996 11:25:07 -0700

I've been hoping a few others would comment about why "live and let
live" might be a heresy in the Church of Virus. Anyone?

Richard Brodie 206-688-8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Seattle, WA
Do you know what a "meme" is?

>From: Vicki Rosenzweig[]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 1996 2:12 PM
>To: owner-virus; ''
>Subject: RE: virus: Heresies
>I'm not sure why we want a list of heresies. Once people have heresies,
>they have heretics, and that seems to lead to no good.
>In any case, while I can see the objections to the others, what's wrong
>with "live and let live"?
> ----------
>We should start compiling a list of heresies. Feather points out a good
>one to start with:
> Living unconsciously is better/more "human"/more natural
> than living with conscious purpose.
>You find this meme all over the place, but of course it denies the main
>advantage we have as humans--consciousness! Feather, I assure you it's
>possible to live consciously and to enjoy life at the same time--in
>I wrote a book about it called "Getting Past OK".
>What are some other heresies? "Que sera sera (whatever will be will
>be)." These guys even have a theme song! "There are some things science
>just can't deal with." Any others? How about "Live and let live"!?
>Richard Brodie