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Greetings Fellow Debianites,
On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:47:05PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 11:09:20PM +0100, Wookey wrote:
>> +++ Paul Hedderly [2014-09-21 18:43 +0100]:
>> > A similar problem exists in the UK now. It seems that in the name of
>> > tollerance you must be allowed to say just about anything you want
>> > about anything, unless you are a Christian and then you are not
>> > allowed to have or voice an opinion. On anything. Weird world.
>> Christians can have opinions just like everyone else.
>> There is a tendency to ignore them these days, I agree, which is
>> probably because they've been talking nonsense for 2000 years now and
>> people are starting to notice :-)
>> [yes, I know I shouldn't, this is now way off topic, and the thread
>> far too long, but I couldn't resist]
>Being off-topic is not the problem with this comment. The problem with this
>comment is that it is disrespectful and denigrates the beliefs of members of
>this project. Being a perceived majority does not make it any more
>appropriate to take pot shots at people's beliefs than if those people were
>I don't find such a comment compatible with either Debian's diversity
>statement ("No matter how you identify yourself or how others perceive you:
>we welcome you") nor with Debian's Code of Conduct ("Be respectful").
Well, I think the message of Wookey actually was something to be
interpreted along the line "please stop inserting/putting/injecting
religion and beliefs in this list's topics or in the project at
Maybe I am wrong, but this is how I felt it.
And, indeed, how about avoiding talking religion and religious beliefs
in this list (and in the project at large) ? It seems to be that going
down that path can only be detrimental to the project.
Filippo Rusconi, PhD - public crypto key 7694CF42@ pgp.mit.edu
Researcher at CNRS and Debian Developer <lopippo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Author of ``massXpert'' at http://www.massxpert.org
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