On Jul 10, 10:42 am, "Gregory Brown" <gregory.t.br... / gmail.com>
wrote:
> On 7/10/07, Todd Burch <pro... / burchwoodusa.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Florian Frank wrote:
>
> > > Why? At least now the name refers to *something*.
>
> > I've never seen a "name" that didn't refer to something.  Perhaps you
> > meant "implies" something.  And yes, it implies a sense of arrogance on
> > Tom's part.
>
> > And your comment, Benj, about the Gaming industry already doing it - so
> > it must be "ok"...  and your initial thoughts on objections for the use
> > of the name, and then signing as "mostly agnostic"... You sir - have
> > given me the best laugh of the day!  Your first thoughts must have come
> > from your non-"mostly agnostic" side, and by the definition of agnostic,
> > you are uncertain anyway.  So, your post is a trip, (a riot, it's
> > hilarious), anyway you look at it!  And yes, in this case, it's
> > perfectly relevant.
>
> > Perhaps its my age (44), which to some might suggest a certain level of
> > maturity and/or discretion, but I would have spent a bit more mental
> > time to come up with a name, like I said before, that was more
> > appropriate, or perhaps, OK, I'll quit beating around the bush on my
> > real feelings - less inappropriate.
>
> > But, being a candidate for an old fuddy-duddy, I could be looking at
> > this all wrong too.  With God (the real one) being taken out of schools,
> > and His commandments being taken out of our courthouses, and in all the
> > other ways society has found to remove or otherwise pidgeon-hole God out
> > of our lives, perhaps this reference, however infinitesimally minute in
> > the scheme of things, will raise someone's curiosity enough to do some
> > exploration for themselves on the matter.
>
> Okay, I have to be honest.   What about the non-Judaic practitioners
> in the US?  Frankly, I'm glad that "His" commandments are no longer in
> courthouses in a country where free religious exercise is supposed to
> be practiced.
>
> As far as schools, same things go there.  I don't think the state has
> a place in picking the spiritual views for students, that seems to
> really push the envelope if you ask me.
>
> It seems like you used the name of this library which really is just
> clever and appropriate as a soap stand for your particular religious
> beliefs, and it seems pretty far out of the scope of discussion here.
>  We've had religious discussions here in the past, and I think they
> can be quite interesting, but let's at least break the thread at this
> point so those looking for technical content don't find themselves
> disappointed.

You're right, good idea to split this thread....

On the topic, I don't see it as a religious thing in-itself, merely a
matter of general sensibilities. For instance, I would likewise anyone
not to name a project a curse word or racial slur, despite how well
they might correspond to the projects functionality. Sure, "God" is
not a "bad" word, but it's just as emotionally heavy. In the end, you
could use any such name, if you really wanted, but you'd probably be
doing yourself a disservice b/c some people simply won't approach your
project b/c of it.

T.