I finally heard a good definition of “meme” as being a contagious idea…

In these times we hear a lot about news, videos, songs, images, LOL-cats, etc spreading “virally”.
As a computer scientist, I often deal with trying to contain the spread of computer viruses.
In reality, these computer viruses are nothing but information being copied from one node to another.
Information that changes the programming and thus the ‘behavior’ of the computer or device.
Can the right combination and pattern of information have the same effect on the organic computer that we call the human brain?
Of course, we experience the communication of information changing our behavior on a daily basis.
For example, if I came over to your house and told you that your dog was run over and laying dead in the road, if you cared about your dog it would be very upsetting to you.  It may evoke a traumatic emotional reaction of confusion, anger, grief and result in crying or screaming.  But then when you step outside, you find your dog happily wagging his tail and jumping up on you, glad to see you.
You see, it was not reality or the truth that effected your behavior.  It was information.  In this case the information was inaccurate (maybe I mistook the dog in the road as yours) or an outright lie, but it was not reality that you were reacting to, it was the information presented.
I remember the Batman movie with Jack Nicholson as the Joker.  In that movie, the Joker had laced soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, etc with chemicals that by themselves in each individual product were harmless and undetectable, thereby passing scrutiny of the FDA, etc.
However, when multiple products were used in any random combination, these chemicals would catalyze and cause a transformation to happen to the person who used them.
It is easy to imagine this in terms of a chemical or biological combination of agents.  Even medication that individually can be beneficial, can cause permanent damage or even death when taken in combination with other medications. 
What if the same could be done with information?
What if the information we glean from movies, tv, magazines, books, talk radio, music, etc seemed benign taken individually, but in one of many “right” combinations it could induce emotional and/or irrational behavior?  Are we being distracted by the plethora of sports and entertainment?  Are the news outlets more interested in inducing emotional states of anger, fear, or bliss rather than telling the truth?  Does the repeated and increasingly intense induced trauma put us into a passive suggestible state?  Are we being hypnotized to go about our days in an unquestioning daze?  Is being bombarded by the same talking points over and over again shape our thinking to the point that we react with cognitive dissonance to anything that is contrary to the mainstream message?
Combine this with fluoride in the water hardening our pituitary glands, mercury laced vaccines inducing autism, mutagenic viruses, breathing contaminated air, pesticides, cleaning chemicals, genetically modified organisms, artificial sweeteners and preservatives in our food, and on and on…
What could the synergistic effects be?
Could it help to explain why the world is going “mad”?  Why recently several people that I have known personally for years have begun to act emotionally and irrationally?  Why society calls evil good and good evil?

mainstreaming occult symbols

kindle – Promethius (Satan) showed man how to “kindle” or make fire (knowledge of the ‘gods’)

“From Voltaire: ‘The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others and it becomes the property of all.’”

apple – bite out of the fruit of the tree of knowledge

cowards go first…

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

the cowards [fearful] are first to go into the lake of fire…


the modern concept of zombies is a perversion of the Biblical teaching of resurrection, though there are hints that in the end times there may be some form of real zombification…
Revelation 9:6 And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.
Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

sin of presumption

But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die. Exodus 21:14

If a man wanted mercy, he would grab the horns of the altar. In this case, someone murders another with premeditation thinking “I can get away with this if I grab the horns of the altar”. God says to remove him from the altar and kill him, he gets no mercy.

This is no different than someone thinking “I can get away with this sin, as long as I ask forgiveness afterwards”.

Contrast premeditated, arrogant rebellion with someone who is not acting in rebellion but instead out of weakness, mistakenly, unintentional, or in ignorance… It is no less a sin, but mercy can be accorded in this case…

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them Leviticus 4:2

Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Psalm 19:12

There is no offering or sacrifice for the presumptuous, willful sin:

But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him. Numbers 15:30-40

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:20

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Psalm 19:13