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All I've stated is that successful memes are more likely to reflect reality. As I've stated, this isn't meant to be a proof, just an argument for the reasonableness of theism.

A successful meme is one that has believers. Strip away the fancy language, and all you've said is "If people believe something, then it's probably true."

Is that what you really think?

Beneficial is defined analogous to its use in evolution. A beneficial meme is one that promotes the survival and reproduction of the host.

Then if your syllogism is valid, you'll need to establish that a religion meme is beneficial before proving that it's true. You skipped that part.

Memes that negatively affect the host are unlikely to display both ubiquity and persistance.

What do you base that on? Is the same true in biology?

Okay, I think I've got it. Viruses don't exist. Parasites don't exist. Or maybe they do exist, but they are very, very rare. I thought I had a virus a few months ago, and I imagined it made me very sick. But now I know that it was just a figment of my imagination. After all, since viruses are "the exception", they are probably so rare that it's astronomically unlikely that I'd happen to catch one.
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