This is totally serious and not cynical in any way, and I am really not being sarcastic…
Here it is:
Read it, or spend the rest of your life wondering…
For those of you lazy buggers who cannot be bothered to click on the above link, here are a few quotes:
”The virus seems to have started out as the archetypal “Faith” virus “Generalis religica“; which begat “Generalis judaica“; which begat “Generalis christianica“; which begat “Generalis catholica” and it’s brethren; which begat “Generalis protestantica“; which begat “Generalis puritanica” about the time it was carried away to the Americas; and so on and so on.
Offshoots of these viruses include the more serious genus types of “Fundamentalis“; A species example being “Fundamentalis islamica“, a virus type which has recently undergone multiple population explosions.”
”The “Faith” virus commonly enters the human vessel via the optical and auditory systems. It is then carried via the blood to the brain where it infects the neurons of the cerebral cortex in the region of the frontal lobe.”