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.
Perl will be in Heaven, right?