[sword-devel] Open Content Creation

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 04 Feb 2001 21:14:49 -0700

I think that this discussion is becoming confusing because it is not clear 
just what we would be letting people into. Creating code and doing 
technical things is one thing. Converting print to Sword Modules is another 
thing. And creating completely new content is another thing.  So, it may be 
time to split the list or only allow technical discussions on this list and 
not deal with content at all.

With that said. I don't have a problem with anybody doing a good thing. If 
the devil ends up helping get good Bibles distributed I am not going to 
stop it. I would not stop a Mormon or JW from helping me render aid to a 
person in need. We should be an example and encourage all others to do good 
works. We should not get in the way of anyone that would do a good thing. 
That does not mean we should indorse all their works. And it is good that 
people know who is in the Church and who is outside. But, the way of error 
is full of arrogance and those in it wishing to show themselves as superior 
will often provide everything necessary for anyone to see they are outside. 
Do they call the Church a whore and its minsters devils? What more needs to 
be done for people to know they are not of the Church. They perfectly 
declare themselves to be outside. Chaff tends to blow away. You don't have 
to do much but wait for the wind.


Paul Gear wrote:

>I agree, but how far do you take it?  Do we let Buddhists, Muslims, and
>New Agers in?  My gut feel is no, but it's very hard to draw the line.
>We've already got a Christadelphian - do we allow JWs and Mormons, too?
>I really don't know what to do about this issue.