Re: virus: The Purpose of Religion

Peter =?iso-8859-1?Q?=D6kner?= (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 19:40:23 +0100

Hi, Back and worn after catching up with the latest 200 e-mails,
but this is one i could not let go.

Fri, 20 Sep 1996 23:33:49 -0400 Wade replies to a letter by Richard:
>>Is it possible, do you think, to create an engineered "religion" that
>>allows people to live at level 3? To have a life where they can program
>>themselves with memes suitable to their own life purpose and priorities?
>>To me, that is the purpose of this list.
>Yes, to moi aussi. I can only quibble over any use of the word 'religion'
>in this context, although def. 4. "A cause, a principle, or an activity
>pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion" fills the quotes contentedly.

So how does one go about finding the meme that others can be measured
against? And what does one measure that one against? And so on. (as in
people programming themselves with *suitable* memes)
How can there be purpoise and priorities A Priori memes? Are you
talking about satisfying the selfish gene?
I'm running on back-up power here (mentally) so i'll sign off.

P.S. Yeah, the memes here at COV are to my liking aswell, strong and
healthy they fit nicely into my selfcontrolled collection. It's just
that i make no claim as to the collections original objectivity. D.S.

Peter =D6kner
"May Your Gods go with You"; Dave Allen