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Welcome to the list.
<Its funny that this should come up, as I've just tried explaining
to one of my mates about the difference between God, the meme 'God', and the
meme of belief in God. I don't think I did too well in explaining it.>
Ah, the eternal question of classifying god in memetics terms. For many the
belief in god is the meme, for some the concept of god is the meme, for
others it is the instanciation of god through ritual and doctrine that are
the memes. But of course, the Babel fish is a dead giveaway (sorry I've got
Douglas Adams on the brain, having recently purchased the DVD of the BBC TV
version of Hitchhikers).
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