edoc7 at verizon.net
Fri Jun 30 19:49:12 EDT 2006
To a certain degree it is like Paul's discussion
of eating meat sacrificed to pagan gods.
If there is a reasonable probability that it could
cause you or someone else to stumble then do not.
While we never want to associate with Satanic
anything we can put such a fine point on such
avoidance as to become frozen in place.
The Prince of this world is Satan and most everything
has his ugly fingerprints all over it.
> How as Christians, are we to deal with the use of certain terminology involved
> with software programs?
> For example, we have daemons (not demons, but still it seems, derived from a
> pagan concept). We have programs called Evolution and Totem.
> FreeBSD's java implementation is called "diablo." Would it bother anyone to
> have that installed on your computer? What about the FreeBSD daemon
> character? How do you feel about that? Would you mind having pictures
> of "beastie" on your computer?
> Is it a problem? Or are these just names?
> I'm curious to know the thoughts of anyone who wants to respond.
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