Re: BAD MEMES: Contradiction and Censorship
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 15:31:03 -0400 (EDT)

EvMick wrote:

> An excellent post.


> But I have a nit to pick. I think the concept of
> "declining society" is itself a meme....and a very debiliting one. To my
> understanding relegions derive much of their power from guilt. That guilt
> based upon "fall from grace". Or a prior "Golden Age". I don't buy it.

I agree, "declining society" sounds like I have some utopian vision of how it
should be, but I couldn't think of another way of putting it. Any ideas?

> I'm just a dumb truck driver. But I assisted my wife in raising a son.
> OK. And his wife and he are raising my GrandKids. Doing a good job best I
> can tell. They, as did I and my wife, have a PRIME TENET of child

I'm not even a truck driver. I just _think_ I know what i'm talking about.
Being human is enough qualification to make observations on humanity (and I
just about make that qualification!)