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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse-project] Religious and political views in packages
On Fri, 2011-09-09 at 09:35 -0300, aledr wrote:
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.

Welcome to the "open" world of the champions of
"tolerance" [ "tolerance" meaning "bigotry which is too high-minded to
recognize itself" ].

If this were a software package about Asatru would anyone care? I
really doubt it.

This is just another special-purpose software-package that isn't
installed by default; I can't bring myself to care about the text in
their package info so long as it isn't profane and doesn't directly
incite violence [of course, what about the descriptions of many
*games*?]

And (a) insulting people with religious beliefs and then (b) being
insulted on their behalf.... Really??? As they say "whatever!".

As someone who interacts regularly with religiously devote people -
99.44% of them wouldn't even take notice of the text in this package
description. Could you find someone somewhere that would be offended?
Sure, and that is always true.

Rather than [pretending to] take insult on someone else's behalf why not
just operate in good-faith [pun intended] and publish the text; then if
someone in the real-world actually takes offense the board can make a
policy. Otherwise this is all just boxing shadows.

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