virus: heresy

Ken Pantheists (
Thu, 16 May 1996 22:23:29 +0000

(I sent this earlier this afternoon, but it got bounced back.)

Reading over my last post, I realized I probably sound really preachy.

I didn't clarify that I too, believe tolerance is a good thing. But I
think what Richard is posing by calling it a heresy is that it allows
you to stop your process of inquiry. Tolerance is a good thing in that
it is the first step toward acceptance.

There are things I will never be tolerant of- murder, abuse of power,
basic sins like that.

But I will tolerate someone saying "hey- your mind is just a breeding
ground for these things called memes." And I will do this until I accept
memetics as a viable method of understanding/analysing my world.

"We are all here on earth to help each other,
but what the others are here for, God only knows."

- W.H. Auden ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ken Pantheists ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~