[Grassroots-l] World scriptures

Lisa Caroline Lewis lcl at MIT.EDU
Fri Oct 17 09:40:29 EDT 2008

Are there any other sites we could use which would be less biased in how
they define what religions?  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.  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?
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.

>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,

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.
> JK
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