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What religion do you believe Linux is most like?

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Christianity
Judaism
Islam
Buddhism
Hinduism
Confucianism
Taoism
Other (including ancient deprecated religions)

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Old 06-14-2010, 05:05 AM   #46
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I don't think Linux it's about a specific religion. Tough I'm a proud orthodox christian I'm well aware that in this Linux concept evolution were involved so many programers or freelancers from so many nationalities and religions, who brought open source programs to the next level because they wanted to give something accessible and safe to the world, that it would be unfair to say Linux it's more christian or buddhist or anything else. I don't think you can resume Linux to a specific religion. More appropriate would be to resume it to a certain kind of human nature.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 05:07 AM   #47
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If you can't take the heat, don't start the flame.
Very true. How in the world you managed to put the debian icon in your replies? I'm using Debian squeeze with sidux kernel and in my replies appear only two penguins
 
Old 06-14-2010, 05:55 AM   #48
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:31 AM   #49
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None of the above.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 07:41 AM   #50
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...and heretics.
roflmao

Genius!
 
Old 06-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #51
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Very true. How in the world you managed to put the debian icon in your replies? I'm using Debian squeeze with sidux kernel and in my replies appear only two penguins
Do you have Firefox? If so, click this link. Type "useragent" in the "Filter" box, and then modify these strings:

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general.useragent.Vendor: Debian

general.useragent.vendorComment: squeeze

general.useragent.vendorSub: $VERSION (whatever your Debian version is).
 
Old 06-15-2010, 09:18 PM   #52
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Native people (Africans, Am. Indians, Aboriginals etc) of the world...they believed in the great spirit, earth and humans are one! They lived in harmony with Earth. Before the corrupt religions came and ruined it.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:36 AM   #53
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Native people (Africans, Am. Indians, Aboriginals etc) of the world...they believed in the great spirit, earth and humans are one! They lived in harmony with Earth. Before the corrupt religions came and ruined it.
Any religion can be corrupted, so I don't believe that.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 06:11 AM   #54
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I'm getting old (or more reasonable). Despite (or because of) having strong opinions about the issue, I can't really be bothered to post a serious reply in this thread.

Back on topic: The answer is NONE. Religion is a matter of faith - and I don't need to believe in my linux os. AFAIK, Scientists have proven the existence of linux.
Besides, even I can prove that linux exists. Here are my 5 indisputable proofs:
1. I can break linux, therefore linux exists.
2. I can dowload linux, therefore linux exists.
3. England is going to win the World Cup, therefore linux exists.
4. The milk in my fridge has gone bad, therefore linux exists.
5. ...sugar, I forgot the last one. Sorry.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 09:08 AM   #55
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I'm posting this from Linux right now, therefore it exists.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 09:40 AM   #56
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I am offended.

I am insulted.

How DARE you ignore my religion? Who do you think you are?

I am a devout Pastafarian. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the One True Church. And yet, you ignored it totally in your poll.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 09:43 AM   #57
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And Atheism / Agnosticism are glaring by their absence...

Okay, they are not religions in their own right, but they are stances on religion.
Atheism is a religion. Agnosticism is the antithesis of religion.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 09:43 AM   #58
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3. England is going to win the World Cup, therefore linux exists.
Not if the Spanish have anything to say about that.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 10:18 AM   #59
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Though you could argue that if England for whatever reasons actually wins the world cup, it must've been some sort of divine intervention and therefore somehow some $deity helped, therefore in that case makes linux then connected to $deity's religion too...

(that said, I don't waste my time with football and hence can't argue the exact validity of that )
 
Old 06-16-2010, 11:17 AM   #60
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Not if the Spanish have anything to say about that.
Dammit, I can see now that my argument was flawed. I need to think of another one.
 
  


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