[CS-FSLUG] Philosophical Debate

Stephen J. McCracken smccracken at hcjb.org.ec
Tue Nov 8 21:05:32 CST 2005

Nathan T. wrote:
> On 11/9/05, Ed Hurst <ehurst at asisaid.com> wrote:
>>Don Parris wrote:
>>>>Who's right? I admit I tend to favor the former. All the more so for
>>>>FreeBSD. This is because I view FOSS through the eyes of faith. I
>>>>understand "narrow is the path" following Jesus, and the logic of that
>>>>suits me. To find that in FOSS is comfortable and comforting. MS Windows
>>>>is an example of what accommodation looks like, in my mind. It results
>>>>in a hellish dependency and ignorance, and much waste of resources.
>>>This is truly scary, Ed. No, I mean it. Really. You're scaring me
>>>here. I see so many similar parallels between our faith and FOSS it
>>>isn't funny. But you can laugh if you want to! :-)
>>I'm not laughing. I'm quite serious about it. The call of God on my life
>>includes a calling to FOSS, and logic of that is obvious.
> If you're Christian convictions are telling you not to be enslaved by
> unreasonable binding terms then I could see why you would feel this way, I
> don't think God intended for us to be servants to a EULA either ;-)

Just to add something to the soup:

God calls us into bondage.  Bondage to him.  It is a great price that we
are called to pay to follow him.  Only through losing your own life....

Only through bondage to him can we know what true freedom really is.


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