in reply to Religion in the Monastery.
unwritten "never talk about at a party" rules...If that's your premise, that we're a party? (holy
This is interesting to me, not being something I'd come across to such a degree in other online communities
Or does the Monastery metaphor naturally attract those with religious 'leanings'? I personally prefer the metaphor to (say) a 'University' or 'PerlKnights' or somethingI wasn't aware metaphores had attractive powers (does gravity affect metaphores?)
PerlMonk - A
man person(we need more chicks) who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of
the world (at least for a little while), and devotes himself themself to religion the pursuit of perl knowledge/amusement;
Am I completely wrong? Is it irrelevant?
Yes and yes --
people are people,
they don't stop being people just because they're programmers or because they like perl.
Or very relevant - is your faith an integrated part of your life and hence obviously your work?
I know a guy, faith is very much a part of his life, and everything he does.
He writes plenty of code, and it is usually interesting.
It is only this second fact that really interests me.
Sure i've had plenty of banter with him about religion and his beliefs,
but none of that has got anything to do with why we're here (to share/learn programming/perl).
From my trollings around forums.java.sun.com few years ago, I had noticed that a large number of them were Indians who were visiting the US on work visas (this discerened from many many threads with over a hundred replies all basically stating "Hi, i'm Indian too (from *insert*place*here*), email me if ...". Does that mean that most java programmers are Indians? Are they Muslim or Hindu? Vegetarians? Vegans? Indians? Jewish? Do Jewish Indians exist? Who likes cowboys? What was my point? Right, pod is sexy.
End evil for good
MJD says you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!
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** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.