Re: Automatix -- ethical question
oh please! didn't your own saviour resist temptation, and isn't such one of the core tenents of your beliefs?
And more to the point Automatix is not a part of any distro's main install, you have to go out of your way to get it, run it, then CHOOSE TO COMMIT EVIL. Again isn't that another core aspect of your faith, humans are born with free will and must choose THEMSELVES whether or not to sin?
And if we are running ubuntu in terms of religion, doesn't old-school muslim faith ban the use of 'depictive' images of any sort, ie. only geometric patterns are allowable? maybe we should take all the images out of ubuntu? Perhaps we should include a copy of the torah for all the Jewish users? make sure no cows were harmed in the making of this distro for Hindus? Make sure there are no aspects of ubuntu that promote the eating of beans so Pythagoreans don't get upset?
Perhaps you should just respect a christian users right to make up their own minds about the morality of copyright laws, suh as the plowshares group who damaged a stealth bomber in ireland, the elderly christians that commit trespass at the school of the americas and recieve 6 month prison sentences each year, the christians against war that attempted to inspect the secret pine gap spy base in australia... etc etc.
How about you actually consider the complexities of this issue, which the basis of has been discussed for over a thousand years by your own theologians, than jump in and say something should be 'banned', or 'removed'.
This is such a ridiculous thread, i can't even believe i'm responding. Prerhaps you should consider the term 'secular state' and do some reading about your own religion.
OH, and remember that a world exists outside of US christian citizens - and we don't much care for your authoritarian, absolutist dogmatic opinions.
I blame........[gasp]....... society!