I know this is a really old thread, but as someone still discovering the treasures of the Monastery, I found this one fascinating.
Over the weekend I was talking to a fellow programmer, who is a brilliant all-around kind of guy, about faith issues (I'm a Christian, he's "almost" an atheist). I was complimenting him on his continued interest in faith issues and his openess to discussing the topic. I reminded him that Larry Wall was a Christian, among other famous intellects, and he replied, "and that's what keeps me interested."
I'm glad that Perlmonks respect each other's belief (or non-belief) systems, and that it's actually possible for a Christian not to be thought of as daft.
I like it here at the Monastery.
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