[Sugar-devel] Religious/Spiritual Text

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 16:03:13 EST 2009

Hi Art,

Personally, I would find it appropriate and sufficient if you added a
note about the religious content to the OurMusic and OurMusicMC
activity descriptions at activities.sugarlabs.org.

I was one of the ones who (privately) flagged your activities as a
possible issue for SugarLabs, and I then advocated that we develop
some kind of editorial standards for activity hosting on

Like Edward says, we have activities which include religious or
spiritual content and there is nothing wrong with that.  The
imperative is that it be labeled appropriately and not forcibly or
subversively distributed.



On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Art Hunkins <abhunkin at uncg.edu> wrote:
> 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
> long-term project.)
> 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
> good.
> 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
> with us.
> One day long ago my Family was created - my loved ones and I,
>  together with all the other creatures. Spirit was delighted with my
> family.
> 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.
> TIA,
> Art Hunkins
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