Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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Gullible Jones
Member since:
2006-05-23

I think the evidence for your statements is lacking. The majority of the US population is religious, often devoutly.

Unless you meant to imply that your religion is the One True Way, and everyone who doesn't believe in it must be at least amoral. In which case I won't argue with you, because such an argument would not be productive.

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ParadoxUncreated Member since:
2009-12-05

GOD is the first being, and all souls. (are derived of him/are of his nature).

Away with fundamental association such as atheisms "random" physical measurable creator, and those deviant and ill, that directly or indirectly attribute meaning to randomness. Away with darwinism, and "random" mutation, that would have left a pile of carcasses from mismutation large than any number of "successful" fossils. Away with physicalism that is polytheistic and satanic in that one is two-brainhalves, rather than one non-physical divine soul.

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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Evolution is not random. You have different selective pressures for different roles and environments; a bad mutation for one could be great for another. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptive_radiation

BTW, you do realize that attitudes like yours are what brought us the Crusades and burning people at the stake, right?

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

GOD is the first being, and all souls. (are derived of him/are of his nature).

Sure, they do have quite a lot of resemblance - because just like souls, gods (what, only yours? It isn't winning BTW http://www.kyon.pl/img/19423,text,Thor,religion,lol,Jesus,christian... ) are imaginary (see, I can use bold, too)

http://www.kyon.pl/img/17811,philosoraptor,religion,god,.html

And since you're probably unable to realize it / it needs to be pointed out: you just said that your god is alike us, hence a monster, hardly any compassion, just devouring us, feeding on us at most (hm, maybe souls taste better when they are "flavoured" in a way preferred by each deity...)

But you wouldn't know it, you cowardly escaped into a fantasy world, effects of which actually hurt people
(heck, you most likely worship the ultimate damager and destroyer, the worst of all sinners... http://groups.google.com/group/net.religion/msg/30925fd2c9a20cbd?

http://groups.google.com/group/net.origins/browse_thread/thread/251... )

Luckily, people like you are dying out together with real civilisational and moral progress.

Oh, yes, another thing you don't realize: the prime examples of (societal / memetic this time) things governed by evolutionary dynamics are... religions.
Heck, vast majority of them died out. Only those which "randomly" had opportune properties, managed to spread and destroy others.

Edited 2012-01-10 00:17 UTC

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