[free-sklyarov] brainstorming

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Aug 3 15:22:49 PDT 2001

on Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 06:12:05PM -0400, David Merrill (david at lupercalia.net) wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 04:24:17AM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > As for the Christian/non-Christian groupings, don't be too quick to lump
> > me into one category or the other.  While I'm not particularly
> > religious, I would suggest that the impact this work has with both
> > legislators and the public, particularly with a conservative
> > administration in Washington, shouldn't be underestimated.   Personally,
> > I'd prefer finding a good Old Testament passage (note OT shares much
> > with Judaism and Islam), possibly Ecclesiases.
> > 
> > Point being:  the Congressman or Senator who has to go home, face the
> > folks, and answer why it is that they could spend five years in jail for
> > reading the bible, is going to have some heat to deal with.  I'm not
> > suggesting this text for any other reason.
> You have a valid point. We need to show people how this technology
> could affect their lives, and the things that are important to them.
> Why not read from the Bible, the Constitution, and any other document
> that is cherished by many Americans? Why do we have to read just one
> book?

That's more-or-less my point.  I'm also of the mind that the appropriate
way to approach diversity is union, not intersection:  choose a set of
works representative of different factions of the movement, even if
there are differences of opinion, not a set for which there is no
disagreement whatsoever.  I'm fully for a representative sample:  the
Constitution, a religious text (again, the Bible is influential in the
US), a currently popular children's work.

[remainder elided in gross agreement]

Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com>            http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?               There is no K5 cabal
  http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/                 http://www.kuro5hin.org
   Free Dmitry!! Boycott Adobe!! Repeal the DMCA!!   http://www.freesklyarov.org
Geek for Hire                          http://kmself.home.netcom.com/resume.html
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 232 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://frotz.zork.net/pipermail/free-sklyarov/attachments/20010803/69bec3f9/attachment.pgp

More information about the Free-sklyarov mailing list