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So long its been good to know you

by runrig (Abbot)
on Jun 30, 2008 at 15:35 UTC ( #694763=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The internet is a strange universe where we mostly know one another (or don't really know one another) through bits and bytes and blog entries and email. It was through PerlMonks that I first knew of VSarkiss, and found that he lived relatively nearby, and we met up once. It was about a year ago (more or less) that he came to be working at the same place I was through a different consulting agency (though it's a big company so I didn't see him much). Then he disappeared, I emailed him and never heard back, and finally just recently I got around to asking someone about him, and was told that he passed away. So long Vahe... :'-(

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Re: So long its been good to know you
by Gavin (Archbishop) on Jun 30, 2008 at 16:03 UTC
Re: So long its been good to know you
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jul 01, 2008 at 12:03 UTC
      I like that zentara, a new divine level would be a good idea perhaps "Angel".
        stay out of others' life, before or after.
      It can be a huge disrespect to those who doesn't believe. This site should have no business in monks' personal life.
        I'm a "pure" atheist, but I have no issues whatsoever with the term "Angel". It is an appropriate fit with the naming convention used here and it would be my first choice. An alternative suggestion that is less sect-specific to my ears would be "Spirit".
        I agree with 5mi11er, this site is a pseudo-monastery. In the Middle Ages, the monks were in monasteries copying and preserving books and knowledge, we maintain the tradition in the modern age..... copying ,preserving, and maintaining code. If you don't believe in the Judeo-Christian ethic, just play along like its a game. I was raised in the Catholic Church, but now I am more of a Bhuddist. So I would say attaining "Angel" level, would be like attaining Bhuddhood, and sitting on a lotus flower in the spiritual realm, radiating positive energy.

        But whether you call it Angel, Bhuddahood, TopDog, or whatever; anyone who believes in one God( spirit, etc), should realize it is all the same thing, just filtered thru different civilizations.

        If you don't believe in any of it (a pure atheist), you can call it a practical delusion to make life meaningful, the opiate of the people.

        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth CandyGram for Mongo
        Considering this is Perl Monks, there is already at least a nod toward religion; titles on Perl Monks are already within religious categories. So, I think it would be entirely appropriate.

        Whether anyone "believes" or not, recognizing their contribution and current status as being no longer of this earth is, I think, a good idea.


        Update: Fixed awkward sentence.

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