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  • God steals your $10

    So http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16956 got me thinking.

    One day you open up your Paypal account to find that God has taken $10.00 from you. If you don't have a Paypal account or don't believe in God pretend for a second you do.

    You read the message and it says the following:

    I've taken this as a punishment for spending money on closed source software.

    What do you do?
    48
    I've never wasted any money on that, God, give me my money back!
    18.75%
    9
    I'll promise God to never pay for CS sw again and kindly ask my money back.
    4.17%
    2
    I download some software illegally to make up for the damage.
    14.58%
    7
    I steal some software off the shelf to make up for the damage.
    0.00%
    0
    I sell some illegal software on the streets to make up for it.
    2.08%
    1
    I'll accept the loss.
    20.83%
    10
    I go to church and ask for forgiveness.
    8.33%
    4
    I go to church and steal $10 from the offering plate.
    31.25%
    15

  • #2
    God is closed source. I doubt he would punish you for supporting the way he works.

    "He works in mysterious ways."

    Now if he was opensource, he wouldn't be so mysterious now would he?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      God is closed source. I doubt he would punish you for supporting the way he works.

      "He works in mysterious ways."

      Now if he was opensource, he wouldn't be so mysterious now would he?
      Maybe he doesn't like competition.

      Even so, just as you said, he works in mysterious ways, so who knows what he'll punish you for.

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      • #4
        well my obvious option would be to accept the loss. If god wants to take my money he can, after all, HE'S GOD!!!

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        • #5
          No-one can overthrow Paypal I'd open a dispute, get my money back, and get God some bad PR in the process (for claiming I'd have wasted money on that, when I haven't)

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          • #6
            I think they have a disclaimer which makes them not responsible for Acts of God.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
              God is closed source. I doubt he would punish you for supporting the way he works.

              "He works in mysterious ways."

              Now if he was opensource, he wouldn't be so mysterious now would he?
              This.

              @bridgman: oh really?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                This.

                @bridgman: oh really?
                Well people have been trying to reverse engineer His work from the beginning of time.

                There can only be one conclusion. Since God only practices closed source then Richard Stallman has to be the anti-Christ.

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                • #9
                  Man, that's just not cool. Punishing me for buying games and actually rewarding devs for the fruits of their efforts? That's just uncouth. World of Goo is worth $30 just as much as it is $20, but injustice is injustice.

                  And that's just the tip of the iceberg-- console games are software, too.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    God is closed source. I doubt he would punish you for supporting the way he works.

                    "He works in mysterious ways."

                    Now if he was opensource, he wouldn't be so mysterious now would he?
                    No, He is definitely open, but some people have closed minds :> We just sometimes don't understand the Source.

                    And GPL is the most Christian license.

                    Btw. openness is something natural. For example we can read DNA sentences.
                    Last edited by kraftman; 07-03-2009, 05:10 AM.

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                    • #11
                      God doesn't want money; he wants spiritual fruit.

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                      • #12
                        God Is Open-Source!

                        Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                        No, He is definitely open, but some people have closed minds :> We just sometimes don't understand the Source.

                        And GPL is the most Christian license.

                        Btw. openness is something natural. For example we can read DNA sentences.
                        Well said! I think Yahweh is the most open and least mysterious of all the "gods" out there; it's just us thick-headed humans who have trouble paying attention!

                        To answer the original question/poll, If I could determine beyond any possible doubt that really *was* God who took my 10 bucks, I would beg for forgiveness.

                        However, I've never heard of Jesus rummaging through people's bank accounts uninvited..............

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Darkfire Fox View Post
                          Well said! I think Yahweh is the most open and least mysterious of all the "gods" out there; it's just us thick-headed humans who have trouble paying attention!

                          To answer the original question/poll, If I could determine beyond any possible doubt that really *was* God who took my 10 bucks, I would beg for forgiveness.
                          Uhm... does anyone else see the irony in this? You know, a christian wanting to determine something beyond any possible doubt before believing it...
                          Last edited by Zhick; 07-04-2009, 09:36 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                            God is closed source. I doubt he would punish you for supporting the way he works.

                            "He works in mysterious ways."

                            Now if he was opensource, he wouldn't be so mysterious now would he?
                            Didn't know opensource projects their ways where that logically either

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zhick View Post
                              Uhm... does anyone else see the irony in this? You know, a christian wanting to determine something beyond any possible doubt before believing it...
                              ders alot of viewpoints about God and several religions thus. To take this very far would be to question another's religion in 1 way or another which i dont believe is a safe call. People can get offended.

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