[Grassroots-l] World scriptures

Eduardo H. Silva hoboprimate at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 15:48:41 EDT 2008

I would vote for the The Nag Hammadi Library (early christian lost
gospels) to be included as well in this all-encompassing
religions/theologies activity: http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl.html


2008/10/18 Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 6:40 AM, Lisa Caroline Lewis <lcl at mit.edu> wrote:
>> Are there any other sites we could use which would be less biased in how
>> they define what religions?
> We don't have to use their site at all if we don't like their attitude.
> AFAIK the Sword software is under a Free license, and we can just put
> our stuff where we like.
>> I imagine some might be seriously offended
>> by considering Buddhism a cult, and in general OLPC shouldn't find
>> itself in the position of endorsing one religion over another.
> I wouldn't list my work on that page. I would ask for a respectful
> page for non-Christian religions.
>> Choosing
>> the immediate expediency of a convenient site over the mission of OLPC
>> could very well cost OLPC all kinds of support.  Do we really want to
>> open ourselves to charges of being underhanded Christian missionaries?
> By posting non-Christian scriptures? Do you really think people will
> be that confused?
>> I imagine there might be some countries which are already challenging
>> for OLPC to work in, and this could make it significantly harder in
>> certain conditions.
> Let us not borrow trouble, but inquire whether this is so.
>> From the crosswire.org site:
>> ---begin quote---
>> About Us
>> The CrossWire Bible Society is an organization with the purpose to
>> sponsor and provide a place for engineers and others to come and
>> collaborate on free, open-source projects aimed at furthering the
>> Kingdom of our God. We are also a resource pool to other Bible societies
>> and Christian organizations that can't afford --or don't feel it's their
>> place-- to maintain a quality programming staff in house. We provide
>> them with a number of tools that assist them with reaching their domain
>> with Christ.
>> ---end quote---
>> My $0.02,
>> Lisa
> Good questions. Thank you, Lisa.
>> On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Jeffrey Kesselman wrote:
>>> 2008/10/16 Sebastian Silva <sebastian at fuentelibre.org>:
>>>> E
>>>> The link http://www.crosswire.org/sword/publisher/index.jsp seems to suggest
>>>> they would be open, for at least putting it on the "Cult / Unorthodox"
>>>> module add-on section.
>>> The irony being that this is a world-project and, buy the numbers,
>>> when comapred with say, Buddhism, Christianity is the cult/unorthodox
>>> religion.
> Now, now. No need for snark.
>>> JK
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