Re: RE[2]: virus: Hosts
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 10:37:00 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 12:36 AM 15/10/96 -0500, wrote:
> >On Mon, 14 Oct 1996, David McFadzean wrote:
> >> Even people who host the logic meme for the most part of their daily
> >> lives can simultaneouly host a theistic meme with the addition of
> >> one other meme, a sort of escape clause: God is beyond (outside of,
> >> above) logic. This simple addition makes their religious beliefs
> >> immune to any and all rational arguments so it is hardly surprising
> >> to find it is quite pervasive in our culture.
> >
> >Careful. I could put any person's name in place of 'God' there
> >[workability of substitution in real life irrelevant!]. We need some
> >content-based way to deny that formal substitution.
> Why is the workability of substitution in real life irrelevant? I'd
> guess that even fundamentalists would concede that only god can
> do something that is logically impossible.
> --
> David McFadzean
> Memetic Engineer
> Kumo Software Corp.

That's one of the points where I consider the fundamentalists to have
completely bought a PR job by Lucifer.

Such damned nonsense [I do not swear, I am literal here] is highly

They may believe that "God" can do something that is logically
impossible. My response is that they believe in a nonentity, and it is
no wonder that if they pray to a nonentity, that they get no reply! Cf.
Isaiah 44:9-20 [I know I have the verses; the chapter is more dubious....]
for where their Book confirms what I say.

After all, if X exists, X cannot do anything logically impossible. This
applies even to omnipotent X, who can ignore all sorts of conditional

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd