[oclug] The Sinnister MS Connection Was : Rogers domain oddness.
matty at khaled.superjuice.dhs.org
Fri Feb 2 09:17:58 EST 2001
Ok, you guys are just getting out of hand.. Using a piece of software is a
Sin ? Get real, I use windows, I use linux, hell i even use Office, but
not because im involved in some dastardly plot with the prince of
darkness, but because i use what works!. I'm sick of people thinking that
just because people use windows they are stupid/ignorant. Lets face it
sometimes I just dont want the hassle. Why does the linux community (in
general) instead of letting the two co-exist side by side have to
constantly bash the other.. I.E. why stoop to their level ?
On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Francis Pinteric wrote:
> --- "Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at storm.ca> wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 12:49:02AM -0500, Trevor Curtis wrote:
> > > I always feel like saying, "so? It's a network
> > > issue; this
> > > is *YOUR* problem."
> > Just do what I do. Lie.
> > "Yup, I'm in the control panel. Yes, that option is set." etc,
> > etc, until
> > they finally admit it's their problem. ;-) Or, since I have a
> > dual-boot, when
> > they tell me they don't support Linux, I just say "ok, wait a
> > second. Nope,
> > doesn't work in windoze either, do I get support now?"
> God, there are so many mortal sins here. First, lying is a sin, but
> since that isn't unnessesary, why do it? Trevor is right, it is there
> problem, so put them in their place.
> Secondly, to use Microsoft software is also a sin(1), the severity of
> it depends on the circumstances. If you have no choice because of
> circumstance, then it is a venial sin. A simple act of contrition
> such as asking for God's forgiveness and attending Mass (preferable a
> traditional latin Mass, otherwise known as the Tridentine) would
> cleanse you. If you intentionlly use Microsoft that is a mortal sin,
> which if not forgiven through sacremental confession will condemn you
> to Hell. So, under no, repeat NO, circumstances use Microsoft
> software. Even having a multi-boot system containing Microsoft is
> what is known as proximate occasion to sin, so don't even have it. I
> would venture to say that it is possible that mere possesion of
> Microsoft "operating" system may in itself be a sin, much in the same
> way that mere possession of child pornography is illegal.
> Pretending to use Microsoft is a venial sin, put of a serious nature
> since it combines two sins, lying and the use of Microsoft.
> 1. I once went to confession and told the priest about an occasion
> that I used Microsoft on purpose (purely for research purposes, I
> assure you). He asked why I was confessing that, and after my
> explanations, with a little linux evangelization, he asked me to show
> him and explain to him about linux. He's now a linux convert.
> To say that something is 'nonessential' is to say that
> it is 'unnecessary.'
> GUIs, while nice, are nonessential.
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