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Re: Religion in the Monastery.

by jacques (Priest)
on Apr 29, 2003 at 17:22 UTC ( #254025=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Religion in the Monastery.

I notice a lot of monks mentioning their faith, generally Christianity.

So have I. What I find interesting is that Larry Wall is a born-again Christian. He talks about his faith all the time. For example, he has given an interview with slashdot in which he mentions how his religious faith influences his work. Is Perl a Christian programming language? Is it absurd to ask such a question? Python would have to be Satanism. What other language is associated with a snake? No wonder Python and Perl programmers don't get along. By the way, Perl was almost named Gloria, after Larry's wife. Certainly the name Gloria has more religious undertones than Perl. I have no problem with people expressing their religious beliefs or allowing them to influence their work. If people believe in Jesus and are proud of it, let them be.

#!/heaven/perl use Jesus;

Perl will be in Heaven, right?


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Re: Re: Religion in the Monastery.
by Anonymous Monk on May 02, 2003 at 05:24 UTC
    Python would have to be Satanism. What other language is associated with a snake? No wonder Python and Perl programmers don't get along.

    I've heard a lot of flames, cheapshots, and troll-bait in my time, but this one takes the cake. What amazes me more is that I'm not even entirely certain it was a joke.

Re: Religion in the Monastery.
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Nov 25, 2003 at 11:30 UTC
    Python would have to be Satanism. What other language is associated with a snake?
    Well, in that case, shouldn't Perl be a islamitic language? After all, the camel is the only creature that knows the 100th name of Allah.... ;-)

    Abigail

Re^2: Religion in the Monastery.
by DrWhy (Chaplain) on Jul 22, 2011 at 00:37 UTC
    Python would have to be Satanism. What other language is associated with a snake?
    Where I grew up, some Christians used snakes in their worship services: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_handling

    --DrWhy

    "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

      Snakes figure prominently in many religions. See snake worship and snake god, for example(s).

      Snake handling

      Yeah, but that's not snake worship. And those snakes -- like the serpent in the Garden of Eden -- are venomous vipers, not constrictors like the python.

      On the other hand, "python" itself is named for an ancient Greek deity, Pytho.

      Bottom line: "Python would have to be Satanism" is a rather silly thing to say. And "What other language is associated with a snake?" is an utter non sequitur.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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