Politics? Religion?

  smokingbeagle 19:38 26 Aug 2004

click here
Does it matter? Is it a case of how strongly you feel about a group?
FE, this is computing related - diskeeper features in many member's recomendations.

  Dorsai 19:58 26 Aug 2004

I may not believe that the particular program 'bad' just coz it was written by a person with certain superstitious beliefs.

But if, for example, the program writer believed in child porn/human sacrifices etc you might not want it either.

See my point...

Just coz you don't have a problem with a thing, does not mean others wont. Nor does it mean that they, or you are wrong. Just different.

We all have the right to not want a certain thing because we disagree with certain opinions expressed by the source of it. I can't stop anyone thinking what they think, or believing what they believe, but if i really strongly disagree with them i will not knowingly line their pockets.

  leo49 20:04 26 Aug 2004

Understatement of the year

Quote from your link

"We have had to deal with it," he said. "It would seem to be that certain individuals in Germany do have some problems with certain religions."

I seem to recall something similar in the 1930's and 40's........

  Valvegrid 20:06 26 Aug 2004

Maybe that's why religion should not be discussed, even when its computer related, its just too contentious.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:09 26 Aug 2004

A rare, quadruple Meh! from me. 'Germany does not recognise Scientology as a religion'...I don't regard Christianity as a religion but it will not stop me buying anything I fancy from the God Botherers ;-)))


  Dorsai 20:15 26 Aug 2004

It should be discussed. But perhaps just not here. The problem is that in the current climate of Political correctness in UK, any sort of discussions tends end with one group or another screeming 'discrimination'

I can say 'i think your choice of this graphics card over that one' is wrong.

But if i said the same about a persons religion (which is also a matter of their personal choice) i would be walking on thin ice.

Why though? I can criticise your wallpaper, your car, your haircut, your shoes, but not your religion? They are all things we chose.

Any way. I can see FE shutting this down soon, and really prefer to talk PC's, as it's much less contentious. And does not lead to arguments or bad mouthing.

But the subject should still be free to talk about.

  Valvegrid 21:41 26 Aug 2004

Not disagreeing, just wrong place

  Forum Editor 22:39 26 Aug 2004

we're having no threads on religious or political subjects while I have anything to do with it - not even if they are remotely connected with computing.

  smokingbeagle 22:42 26 Aug 2004

My question was would forum members stay away from products because they disagreed with the views of the seller? This doen't include abhorent activities mentioned above by Dorsai.
I didn't know / wouldn't have believed that W2K had to be altered so as not to offend the views of one country.

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