Re: [Slate] American Religious fervor, by the numbers

Tom Whore (
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:56:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Koen Holtman wrote:
--]It is just that the only redeeming quality of mathematics is its
--]exactness. If you recast it into inexact language, it looses all value.
--]And I have spent enough time deriving joy from the exactness of
--]mathematics to get a bit upset when I see things like this being done to

Life is a sloppy beast. Math in pure state is a wonderful thougtsacep,
but when it comes smack slam into the putrid flesh of the living is where
I find it the most interesting.

I dont think your love of something so pure should be tainted by the
verbage of others, thats just going to be a sure road to fustration,
becuase no two entities think alike and no matter of convincing will fit
them into the mold of purity.

Which gets back to the concept of Orignal sin and the whole Snake event.
Could it be that the state of origins ws a pure on, and that the snake
brought choas to the mix...Therefore a state of purity unsettled, chaos in
its stead gaining and feeding back on chaos, turmoil dynamics...and poof
its messy 1999 bombs dropping children swearing dogs and cats living
togther in large cities.

In many religions there is the begining of the ONE, the state of begining,
what I term a Pure system. Then it comes to pass something is ripped,
tore, cast assunder, defiled, etc etc and the system is made to break down
into parts (good evil, Sky Earth, man woman, god devil)

Terminology de jur God=pure system fan
Devil=chaos system fan