[Sugar-devel] Religious/Spiritual Text
abhunkin at uncg.edu
Thu Dec 17 12:45:54 EST 2009
It has recently been suggested to me that the religious/spiritual text in my
OurMusic and OurMusicMC activities may not be well received by some, and
that the text may hinder chances for deployment and even potentially cause
individuals (or Sugar Labs) trouble. Needless to say, I'd like to avoid
these eventualities if at all possible. (For perspective on the relevence of
this text to me, please see my list of "Recent Compositions" at
www.arthunkins.com. These activities are the final manifestations of a
The current text is:
A Creation Story:
On the sixth day I was created. God said I was very good.
On the sixth day We were created - my friends and I. God said We were very
On the sixth day my Family was created - my loved ones and I,
together with all the other creatures. God said my Family was very good.
God saw that everything He made was very good.
He was so pleased He decided to take a holiday, and joined us in play.
A possible alternative text (equivalent, and equally acceptable to me - but
expressed in more "universal" language):
One day long ago I was created. Spirit was delighted with me.
One day long ago We were created - my friends and I. Spirit was delighted
One day long ago my Family was created - my loved ones and I,
together with all the other creatures. Spirit was delighted with my
Spirit, delighted with everything Spirit had made, decided to take a holiday
and join us in play.
I'd greatly appreciate *any and all* comments, especially from those with
backgrounds and concerns different from mine. I'm eager to hear from as many
of you as are willing to share your views and "on-the-ground" insights.
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