Posted by: Anonymous
on August 22, 2007 06:38 PM
Alienating religious people is unnecessary and counter productive to the FSF's goals, especially when it is completely without cause (eg when the best you've got is that you assume people "surely attributed the rescue to the good will of a benevolent deity").
Not that I don't agree with RMS's assessment of religiousity, I actually do, but I also wish he'd stfu about it ESPECIALLY in contexts like this when 500 people have just died.
(The atheist internet trolling styleguide clearly says you're supposed to take the number of people who died from a disaster, divide by 192, and wait at least that many days before ridiculing the surviving victims for their religion. It's just a matter of tact.)