[sword-devel] Open Content Creation

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 12:30:50 -0700

I hesitate to reply.

Let me put it this way. You have a group that is committed to a goal. And 
they are one, there are no divisions. Then someone points a finger and 
says, "I don't think your kind belongs with us." Next thing you know there 
are more divisions than you can count and the work has stopped.

Ask yourself what a heretic <141> is. Then compare <139> (sect/heresy). I 
suggest you search for all uses of those Strong's numbers. Then notice Tit 
3:10 and 2Pet 2:1. Consider that 2Pet 2 is not talking about a good teacher 
with a doctrinal problem. And it is not talking about a person deceived by 
that teacher or by the false teacher. It is talking about a false teacher 
that cuts out a group from the Church for his own greedy purposes. I 
suggest that heretic in Tit 3:10 could easily be translated sectarian. Now 
I wonder who is the greater sectarian. Who is the one promoting sects. The 
person with an opinion or the person that forces others to take sides based 
on their opinions.

Please don't ask me to take sides.

As to the false teachers, I plan to follow Jeremiah 23:28 "The prophet that 
hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak 
my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD."


At 04:17 AM 2/1/2001 +0000, darwin@ichristian.com wrote:

>Jerry Hastings writes:
> > Another great idea! I like it. Need to be careful with the "cult" word
> > though. Open source software development is not a good place to practice
> > counter cult methods.
>The following sounds harsh, but I am looking for something I am missing,
>and not stating my thoughts on what the policy should be at Sword.
>I am confused.  What connection is there between development methodology
>and the willingness (and mandate) to fight heresy?  I see no reason to
>tolerate heretic developers any more than I would heretic ushers willing to
>guide people to their seats in Church...
>    Darwin Gregory
>    Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
>    Evolution is a myth...