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Re: REALLY OT: News Flash

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 12:03:39AM -0500 or thereabouts, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 11:55:04PM -0500, Stephen wrote:
> > 
> > FWIW I was raised in a "born again"  fundamentalist Christian family.
> > None of the siblings remained in the faith. It was an intolerant way to
> > live.
> > 
> FWIW, there is a big difference between being raised in a born again
> family and being born again yourself.  I'm sorry that your upbringing
> was intolerant.  But realize, that there are also intolerant athiests
> and intolerant agnostics and so on.


A Christian extremist is in no way different than a Muslim extremist.
I'm terrified of both.

> It is not much different from working with a bunch of MS fanbois.  They
> can be intollerant of your choice to use Linux, or they can realize that
> you are able to make your own choices.  Now, they can present you with
> the benefits as they see them, or they can focus on condemning you for
> your choices.  There is a metaphor in there about flies, vinegar and
> honey trying to break out.

Please, don't assume you know what I went through and what I saw. I've
seen families ruined because of fundamentalist misguided views.

> Anyhow, like many things, people get carried away with their faith.  The
> main problem with that is that faith plays a much more significant role
> in life than your choice of OS.

Religion encourages extreme fanaticism (because most of it's founding
principles are based on faith in the absence of proof). It is what it is
and there is no use apologizing for it Roberto. Folks like you will
never see the forest, for the trees!

Now I've made a promise to myself, not to get sucked into a religious

Roberto, you believe what you want, but please don't deign
to tell me what I should believe. 'Nuff said.

Stephen A.
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