Re: Machiavellian Memes

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 13 May 1998 15:34:03 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Machiavellian Memes
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 15:34:03 -0700

Aaron Lynch wrote:

>>But in fairness to atheists, I should mention that you haven't exactly
>>trying to avoid them. Several people told me to look at the discussions of
>>a "Church of Virus," which espouses an "atheistic religion." Inspecting
>>list, I found a post from you in which you offered a "memetic revelation"
>>of the existence of "God" and "the Spirit."
>It is possible that my last sentence above could be taken as containing
>out-of-context quotes. The full quote, which was removed from the
>"" web site after our earlier discussion is:


As a frequent participant in discussions at Church of Virus I think in only
fair to note that the message you site came after a noticable "dry spell"
during which time the list had fallen strangle silent. Richard's post got
people talking again, which was its intent. And as that list is not
associated with a scholarly journal as this one is, irony and humor are not
only allowed, but encouraged.

After all, the first sentence is, "As they say in The Forum...", Aaron! Did
you really think what followed was meant as anything other than a joke?!?

-Tim Rhodes

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