Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jan 2014 23:59 UTC, submitted by Drumhellar
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FreeBSD 10 has been released. You can read the release notes, and, of course, go ahead and install it.

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itanic
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2008-08-03

It's more like taking the first step when there's no reason to think there might be any staircase, and with much greater likelihood the edge of a cliff. Except instead of just falling to your death, you drag the rest of humanity down a bit.

Analogies are pointless. The dictionary definition of faith is clear, and it's mutually exclusive with logic.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

It's more like taking the first step when there's no reason to think there might be any staircase, and with much greater likelihood the edge of a cliff. Except instead of just falling to your death, you drag the rest of humanity down a bit.

Analogies are pointless. The dictionary definition of faith is clear, and it's mutually exclusive with logic.


It is pointless to dictate one Dictionary's definition of the word when it doesn't fit into the context where you want to put it.

The analogy doesn't work because you attempt to force down in my throat your definition of faith, which is more pointless that you say it is. That is your right, right? And I have also the right to reject your notion of faith that is based from flawed definition of the dictionary. And I don't mean the definition of the dictionary is wrong, is that the thing cannot be described with just one sentence. You need to eat a lot to know more. As I said in my previous posts, there is no monopoly of knowledge, if you think so, you have the problem.

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itanic Member since:
2008-08-03

You can associate all the things to a word you like, but dictionary definitions are clear. In the context of religion and most other contexts of the word, faith refers to blind belief. Nobody can make the argument that faith is based on facts or logic without being completely disingenuous. But then again, you need to be disingenuous to have faith to begin with.

This is why computing is great, as 0s are 0s and 1s are 1s. This is why computing is dominated by atheists, as people who place the utmost importance on logic naturally and categorically deny faith. The few who are religious with any merits in the field are only able to get by with compartmentalization. Anyway, there's no point in arguing about the meanings of words to someone who denies dictionary definitions whenever it doesn't suit their purposes.

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