RE: MEMES: superstitions

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 12:31:05 -0800

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

>I must say, though, that I find not a single thing worthwhile about
>Jesus's teachings at all. He is the classic self-sacrificial altruist,
>mindlessly vengeful (e.g., the fig tree), praising "faith" (mysticism
>and uncritical acceptance of dogma), "hope" (begging for supernatural
>favors instead of working to better yourself), and "charity" (self-
>sacrifice and self-loathing). He was anti-capitalist ("camel through
>the needle's eye..."), pro-government ("render unto Caesar..."). To
>hell with him, I'll pick my own heroes. "And yea, Feynmann said unto
>his students..."

Those memes are great if OTHER people believe them. Was it William James
who said that the ideal world would be one in which everyone ELSE was a

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