"DMP, I tried to tell him that in chat. He posted this thread to see how others felt.....I do not know why he is so passionate about this....A virus is a nasty bug that can do much harm....Religion can do harm but can be…"
"My comparison to Craig's post on religion as a virus is like in his 4th paragraph using a computer virus as an example. A computer virus is just bad code, and religion is just a bad code. Codes are written and implemented. There is no way that…"
"The God Virus by Darrell Ray.
From the Amazon link: "
"Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is…"
"Ok since I had this discussion with you in chat I have to put my two cents in. I stated that if you think religion is an entity that is outside humanity and attacks it like a virus, you are mistaken. Religion cannot be considered a virus…"
"Though Flu affects even those immune to it, though to a lesser extent, whereas religion has no effect on those who are aware of the fallaciousness of it.
Though you are right, as there are people resistant to ebola, which has given those working in…"
"Indoctrination is not like a virus attaching itself to a host.
It is more like a parasite trying to locate a nerve centre or an artery.
Not all children are susceptible to indoctrination, the indoctrination process (parasite) missed their central…"
"Religion is very much like a computer virus. Many viruses can even attach in such a way as to convince you they are a natural part of your operating system. The goal is to hide, disguise, and propagate the virus.
Imagine now early humans living in a…"
"When I was young and watched Dr. Who, I noticed that there was a creature on the show in the form of a maggot that attached itself to the mind of the victim and took control.
This was a parasitic life form.
Since that time, my view of religion has…"
"Craig, what you are describing is what Richard Dawkins would call a meme, a self-propagating idea. This may not be what religion was at its primitive beginnings, tens of thousands of years ago, but it is what it has become. Religion has…"