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Author Topic: A Religion for the 21st Century!  (Read 2524 times)

Paul Keith

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A Religion for the 21st Century!
« on: September 23, 2011, 04:23:48 PM »
via hokazenoflames' subjot,

http://www.stallmanism.com/

There is no good or evil, only consequences, pleasant or less so.

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I'm an atheist - how could Stallmanism work for me?

Stallmanism is a compatible extension of atheism. Atheism is a step on the road to Enlightenment, a rejection of legacy religions, imaginary friends, telepathy, and pixies. Stallmanism takes this a step further and says that we, humans, fully define Heaven and Hell, through the adoption of an appropriate social contract.

Why is the GPL so important?

A True Believer does not question the sacred texts, but if you really insist, it's because the GPL defines an evolving social contract that eliminates friction in the digital society and economy, promotes universal access to knowledge, and thus enables the inevitable emergence of a global human super-consciousness, which Stallmanists recognize as "God".


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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 06:28:51 PM »
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Stallman is too late. Dr. Bob Dobbs has already got it covered.

Although the Pastafarians and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster run a close second. 8)

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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 12:39:12 AM »
Given that patent wars are grinding innovation to a halt -- at least sucking an increasingly larger amount of money out of innovation, the GPL doesn't seem so bad. (Unless you're Steve Jobs and wondering how to take all those billions with you.)

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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 02:50:31 AM »
Rumor has it that the Catholics got it wrong... Suicide lets you take it with you... Really, Steve, really... :P
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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 02:32:47 PM »
There is no good or evil, only consequences, pleasant or less so.
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that could be a helpful way of looking at things actually ;) :)


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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 11:16:05 AM »
Even if it was merely 20th century, skeptics would have a hard job topping Bokononism

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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 12:35:12 PM »
I always used to think the concept behind Heinlein's Fosterite Church of the New Revelation (and their football rally approach to worship) was a pretty funny bit of literary invention. Or did until I started cruising the cable channels one quiet Sunday afternoon.
 
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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 05:43:03 AM »
And I thought this thread was going to be about Science.

Paul Keith

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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 12:29:42 PM »
zing!

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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 02:04:04 PM »
In terms of devotion, blind faith, communal ecstasy and tithing it surely has to be Apple.

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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 02:06:47 PM »
Don't forget the Church of Cody:


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Re: A Religion for the 21st Century!
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 02:28:25 PM »
Cody's eyes are hypnotic....follow the leader...follow the leader