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AW: Note to "Did you already MOO today..."

Dear Manoj Srivastava,

thank you for your answer.

See annotations in the original message.

Yours sincerely
Jakob Johannes Blaette

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von:	Manoj Srivastava [SMTP:srivasta@acm.org]
Gesendet am:	Freitag, 10. November 2006 15:55
An:	Jakob Johannes Blaette
Cc:	secretary@debian.org; Debian Project
Betreff:	Re: Note to "Did you already MOO today..."

On Fri, 10 Nov 2006 09:51:35 +0100, Jakob Johannes Blaette
<Jakob-Johannes.Blaette@i-dial.de> said:

> Hello, Debain, first of all thank you for the Distribution of DEBIAN
> that I appreciate.


> I am Computer Scientist and have roman catholic believe so I'm also
> thankful f.ex. that Debian offers a Web Browser called "Epiphany
> Browser".

        I doubt that the naming had something to do with religion,

> But I could also find a program that can produce the comment "Did
> you already MOO today...?".  Now I found that "MOO" can mean a text
> based online virtual system but as well "MOOism" that is a joke
> religion (please see f.ex. wikipedia.org).  Or is the meaning only
> harmess in the meaning of cows?

	Hard to say, I don't think this has much to do with the text
 based game, and something to do with cows is also unlikely.  However,
 that is not to say that the only explanation left is "MOOism", though
 that can't be ruled out.  Perhaps there is some humour here that I am

OK, this is your opinion. Actually the program I ment is apt-get. I sent a 
question to the author.

> To my opinion it can be bad for our world if joke religion gets lot
> of influence in our world with the distribution of well known
> software.

	Well, that depends.  One person's joke is another person's
 honest belief.  And then there are people who strongly believe that
 any mention of a deity is mere superstition, who would consider _any_
 religion a joke.  I don't think it is correct to sit in judgement and
 say which belief has merit and which is a joke.  And once you start
 with MOOism, where do you stop? Is pastafarianism and the FSM next?

Actually I think that the inventors of joke religion already judge saying 
religion as such is a joke.
This is so because they disregard the religious feelings of others when 
mocking on true religion.
This is so because of the suggestion, when a well known software propagates 
joke religion, it is allowed to make a joke out of religion.
And this is so, when many people accept this ideas without thinking and 
following the simple but wrong ideas that say: "Why religion?" or "Strange 
ideas in religion, I don't (want to) understand", f.ex. because a software 
is well known.

Of course, if you separate joke religion from true religion completely then 
you must say:
I appreciate your believe as a form of serious religion but I only wanted 
to make a joke on my behalf.

> Please tell me, if this comment in this program can be made less
> ambiguous.

	Please take that up with the authors of the program.

Well thaaaaaaat's okay.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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