Nobel Peace Prize to Linus Torvalds: A Northwest Nobel option?
lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Tue Nov 24 16:58:27 UTC 2009
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 11:40:03AM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote:
> I don't think it's religion that is, itself, a problem. It's when
> someone feels their idea of god imposes restrictions on them, and that
> is enough for them to push those restrictions on others that problems
While that is probably true, it seems everytime something tells people
how to think (so they don't have to do it themselves), then someone
goes and takes it to extremes in the name of whatever the thing is,
and bad things happen. Any good done by religion can be done equaly
well without it by people working together in social groups. That to
me is the only good thing religions offer to people.
> If you think life begins at fertilization? Fine, don't get an abortion.
> You think it's a sin to "spill your seed", fine, don't use birth
> control. Just don't tell me what I should believe or what I can't do
> when it doesn't affect you in the least. If you still insist on pushing
> your views on me, then I expect you to respect the view and rules of
> other religions. So put down that steak, don't use any tools or
> electricity from Friday sundown... you get the idea.
> If you don't think those apply to you, then you understand why I don't
> think your rules apply to me.
> Anyway, let's get back to IT.
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