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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 )
Since the sole explanation offered by the OP for creating a thread like this can be condensed as as "he did it, so I can do it too" I agree its usefulness can be questioned. And leaving such challenges unanswered also does not give off the right signal to the rest of the LQ Community. So I think you and others questioning the validity of such threads is a Good Thing. Warped minds, the TFH crowd, deliberate provocations, malice and hate I understand but why a minor part of the LQ Community fails to see that creating less than useful threads or posts is like soiling their own nest is something I can not understand, especially when done out of sheer boredom. We need all the help we can get to counter that movement and so it is good to see community-based moderation initiatives are still alive and well. But first and foremost LQ members should understand they themselves make or break LQ. I'm trying hard to avoid words like self-moderation, maturity, respect and responsibility but yes, in the end it boils down to that.