Table Of Contents
- More about Memetics and the Christianity Meme
- Case Studies about the Christianity Meme
- The Culture War
- Creationism & Intelligent Design
- Reason and Responsibility
- Upcoming Essays
of the Mind by Richard Dawkins
An off-site essay that compares biological viruses, computer viruses, and memes (viruses of the mind).
The Evolution of Meme Machines by Susan Blackmore
An off-site essay that touches on a number of topics, including religion as meme-plexes.
from the Meme Dream by Susan Blackmore
An off-site essay that describes modern Buddhist thought in memetic terms.
Mind Virus by Scott Bidstrup
An off-site essay concerning the Christianity Meme. See Scott's excellent site, Veritas et Ratio: Truth and Reason.
Memes, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly by
Margaret Ann McGhee
An off-site essay describing the good and bad effects of memes on us.
Evolution of Christianity by Phil Devor
An essay describing the spread and evolution of Christianity in memetic terms.
Selection, And Vertical Transmission Of Theistic Memes In Religious Canons
by John D. Gottsch
An off-site, peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Memetics concerning the life cycle of theistic memes.
A Tale of a Tub by Bergen Evans
A wonderful essay from the 1940s that introduces the concept of "vulgar errors" a close analogy to what is today called "Urban Legends". The essay also gives some of the history of the "no atheists in foxholes" canard and debunks it and several of the popular myths of the time. Don't miss the last three paragraphs where he powerfully explores the implications of uncritical belief.
Case Studies about the Christianity Meme (and other religious meme complexes)
The Ten Commandments: A Monument to Hypocrisy by Don Baker
"The real purpose of the Christian promotion of the Ten Commandments is as a symbol of the supremacy of the Judeo-Christian god over U.S. law."
Misguided Missiles by Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins' article in the Guardian explaining the September 11, 2001 attack.
The Andrea Yates Case: The Christian God 0 vs.
Christianity Meme 3 by Don Baker
Takes a look at the Angela Yates case from the perspective of the Christianity Meme.
Christian Miracles and Pyramids in Africa
by Don Baker
Examines the spread of Christianity in Africa.
Is the movie "The Matrix" about the Christianity
Meme? by Don Baker
An analogy is made between the artificial reality of the "matrix" with the falsehoods promoted by the Christianity Meme.
of Children by Don Baker
Discusses several mechanisms by which children become infected with the Christianity Meme.
Terror in dreamland by Don Baker
Takes a closer look at one of the Christianity Meme's first appearances in our lives.
memorials promote Christianity by Don Baker
Looks at the true underlying purpose of roadside memorials.
The Christianity Meme trumps Texas homosexuals
by Don Baker
A look at the immorality behind the Texas Sodomy law.
The Essential Role of the Church of England
by Sean Ellis
An off-site essay on The Secular Web about how the Church of England suppresses more harmful rival memes.
Thought for the Night: Crop Circles as an Illustration of Memetic Selection and the Spread of Religion
by A. J. Milne
An off-site essay on The Secular Web about the meme of crop circles.
The Culture War (fought to the drum beat of the Christianity Meme)
This is a Religious War
by Andrew Sullivan
An off-site essay about the culture war going on between Islam and the west and it draws comparisons with the Christianity cultural war going on in the United States.
Creationism & Intelligent Design (an important consort meme complex)
design require a creator? by Don Baker
Shows that there is no need for a Creator to explain the seemingly "intelligent design" we see in all life forms. The argument draws from some recent work in genetic programming from Computer Science.
ID, Gaps, and Vats by Don Baker
A tongue-in-cheek look at the ID movement and the motivations behind it.
Reason and Responsibility
morality" is neither absolute nor a good morality by Don Baker
Argues against the Christian myth of an absolute morality from God.
Pedophilia and Responsibility by Don
Looks at some of the moral questions behind the Catholic Church pedophilia scandal.
Can religion be made responsible
by Don Baker
A proposal for making religions truly moral.
to Stand Up by Richard Dawkins
An off-site essay that attacks the taboo about criticizing religious bullshit.
latest crime against humanity by Don Baker
A look at the Pope's accusation against "humanity" for the September 11, 2001 attack on the US World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Comments on the National Day of Prayer
by Don Baker
Praying to a mass murdering God for more power will not make the world a better place.
Why I am not Christian by Don Baker
Gives my personal reasons why I am not a Christian.
How to use the Bible to get away with murder
by Don Baker
Gives a long cherished Christian recipe for stirring up hate.
Christianity's contributions to the life
sciences by Don Baker
A tongue-in-cheek look at what Christianity has given the world in lieu of evolution.
- The parable of the ameba
- We bank with God
- The "Hang 10" movement considered harmful
- The slippery slope of faith