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Inclarity on the concept - Habemus plus vis computatoris quam Deus
Ramblings of a Unix ronin
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Inclarity on the concept
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Tom Kratman From: Tom Kratman Date: December 28th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ah..interesting.

Actually, as I wrote it I interleaved a fair amount of humor. Some of that involves insider jokes a typical reader won't get unless he's been in and around the military quite a bit. Some is Pythonesque...or just lifted from Monty Python ("Ladies and Gentlemen, the very large and very dangerous Biggus Dickus Thornton.") Some, however, is just my own.

On a more serious note, what did you find laughable about the presentation of sundry religions? Other than the things I played for laughs, I mean. ("Father, she's _Jewish_!"..."The Holy Father would like a word with you...")
unixronin From: unixronin Date: December 28th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ah..interesting.

I LOVED that exchange. :)
Tom Kratman From: Tom Kratman Date: December 28th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ah..interesting.

So did I, possibly more than any other short passage I've ever written.
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unixronin From: unixronin Date: December 29th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd have liked to see a few more of the other religions get serious consideration. I find the idea of a Posleen Zen master oddly intriguing. :)
Tom Kratman From: Tom Kratman Date: December 29th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure, but ask yourself who stacked the deck; the writer or the real world Catholic Church he was portraying? Or do you seriously believe the Church would give other religions and sects a fair break? No, they were there only as fall backs if the Jesuit failed. And, seriously, who is as good at this kind of thing as the Jesuits?
unixronin From: unixronin Date: December 29th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
And, seriously, who is as good at this kind of thing as the Jesuits?
Very true. :)
Tom Kratman From: Tom Kratman Date: December 29th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Father Dan Dwyer, S.J. was, by the way, my priest when I was a boy.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: December 29th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Aaaah, so. And thus you honor him.
Tom Kratman From: Tom Kratman Date: December 29th, 2011 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
That, and give him the chance to sleep with Marlene Dietrick with Papal approval.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: December 29th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. A boon not to be underestimated. :)
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