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RE: I am a M/F/Other...

by neshura (Chaplain)
on Feb 15, 2000 at 02:51 UTC ( #3494=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I am a M/F/Other...

What I was going to say here before my post got lost was that a perl nun is not a good thing. Nuns are traditionally only minimally educated (enough to read the liturgy) while monks are very scholarly, so a perl nun would be a person who was enthusiastic about Perl without knowing anything about - a sysadmin maybe? (heh heh)

So a skilled perl coder who happens to be a woman ought to be a monk too.

Am I being too picky? I consider myself a monk, even though I voted for "nun"

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RE: RE: I am a M/F/Other...
by mikfire (Deacon) on Feb 15, 2000 at 10:07 UTC
    Don't be teasing the people with root- sysadmins are, as a rule, a grumpy lot and tend to react badly to being teased ( a la Simon ). :) Mik - a recovered sysadmin
RE: RE: I am a M/F/Other...
by rawdog (Novice) on Feb 15, 2000 at 22:35 UTC
    You make a strong case, but I'm still not gonna shave the top of my head!
RE:I am a M/F/Other...
by Petruchio (Vicar) on Feb 17, 2000 at 10:56 UTC
    > Nuns are traditionally only minimally educated
    > (enough to read the liturgy) while monks are very
    > scholarly

    Depends on the tradition you're looking at, and the era. There is strong evidence to indicate, for instance, that in the (mostly illiterate) Merovingian era, Christian nuns learned Latin, copied books, and even wrote.

    Check out Hildegaard of Bingen, a somewhat later luminary. Bein' a nun ain't no shame.

RE: RE: I am a M/F/Other...
by little_mistress (Monk) on Apr 01, 2000 at 01:03 UTC
    I dont know. You make a good point, but still I'm not a "Brether". Also, let me point out that "Sophie" (ie. Wisdom) was female.
RE: RE: I am a M/F/Other...
by misty (Hermit) on May 10, 2000 at 03:02 UTC
    mm.. a bit late reply about perl-nun, but please don't forget all the nuns who teach in schools and run the schools! I assume that most of them had/have more than minimal education

    --postulant perl-nun

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