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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse-project] Religious and political views in packages
  • From: aledr <matrixworkstation@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 09:35:21 -0300
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Is this thread what it meant to be?

Starting a discussion about not offending people with biased religious
views, taking neutral stance, but using words like 'bedtime story',
fairytales, imaginary beings, ... seems to be a frustrated try that
would be better to never happen.
I must say that It is a funny rationale, to not say tragic.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Fri, 2011-09-09 at 12:50 +0200, Ciaran Farrell wrote:
Some examples of content which are not permissable:
    * Comic book art files
    * Religious text
    * mp3 files (patent encumbered

       It should be pointed out that SWORD itself is not a religious text, it
is software for reading such texts :-) Indeed, I have no doubt it could
be made Cthulhu compatible (or whatever) with little effort. I suspect
including religious texts offends some minority of militant athiests /
secularists who make it a hot topic. Including such material in
proportion to its relevance seems entirely reasonable to me (as a biased
Christian of course ;-)

       Then again - if people are easily offended they probably need to read
the 'fortune -o' output in a tight loop until a healthy sense of humour,
and an appreciation for the ridiculous starts to develop :-)



 michael.meeks@xxxxxxxxxx  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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