Re: Jesux and other OS Jihads

sillyhead (
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 17:36:26 -0500 (CDT)

Hrm....wonder what some "God fearing Xian" would do if they typed:
grep fuck * in their /usr/src/linux directory. heh.

On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, Rohit Khare wrote:

> OK, I stand guilty of cross-posting a GeeK item and (presumably)
> raging Slashdot debate. But I wanted to archive for the record the
> intolerant-yet-quirkily-libertarian project of Religiously Correcting
> an operating system...
> >Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 14:14:03 -0400 (EDT)
> >From: Jason Casden <>
> >Subject: GeeK: jesux
> >
> >Ever wished there was a *nix designed with Christianity in mind?
> >Enter Jesux (pronounced Hay-sooks).
> >
> >
> Quotes from the project page:
> >Jesux will aim to be an environment that is pleasant for Christians
> >to work in, with all the amenities a Christian might expect, and
> >when possible, free from worldly influences.
> >default fortune file contains quotes from the scriptures, Augustine,
> >C.S. Lewis, Chuck Swindoll, etc.
> >* Christian Enlightenment themes featuring Jesus, the cross,
> >and other Christian icons
> >* Login screen has full text to Lord's Prayer and Pledge of
> >Allegiance, with Christian and American symbols
> (there are many more mods in the same vein...)
> >Online Bible in King James Version
> >* no other versions will be provided by default; we feel the
> >KJV is the only English version that can be fully trusted
> >Squid proxy server (plus squidGuard) bundled and configured for
> >blocking illicit web sites (including a regularly updated list of
> >illicit sites and URL patterns to install on your own; we will be
> >looking for mature and diligent volunteers to help maintain it)
> >* Optionally disable logins on Sunday, the day of rest
> >chmod(1) accepts hexadecimal modes, such as 0x01B6
> Phew! chmod 666 was just *ruining* my afterlife!
> (sorry -- some of this stuff is just insufferably funny!)
> >qmail replaces sendmail as the standard MTA (sendmail was written by
> >a prominent homosexual
> That's the one that forced my hand in reposting this. I'm glad to
> know that homo-code is sinful, too. Heaven forbid they figure out
> it stands for queer-mail :-)
> >Hierarchical user structure, so parents and teachers can easily
> >access children's files without needing to become root
> >* No encryption provided; Christians have nothing to hide
> Wow.
> >Also, we are seriously considering changing some fundamental OS
> >features. The idea would be that function calls and features
> >suggesting evil and otherwise pagan ideas would be changed.
> >
> >* abort(3)
> >* kill(1)
> >* references to "daemon"
> >We have been getting lots of requests about whether or not this site
> >is a hoax. We understand the reasons why, but it saddens us. What
> >has become of our society that it is so hard to believe that people
> >are earnestly seeking to do good in God's name, to follow Him, and
> >to help others through the power of the Holy Spirit?
> >All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
> >software must display the following acknowledgement:
> >For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
> >whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
> >life. (John 3:16, King James Bible)
> In other news: Clearly, $70 isn't enough of a deterrent from blessing
> any ol' perl script with a domain name...
> >Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 20:26:15 -0400
> >From: Sameer Patil <>
> >Subject: GeeK: E-crush
> >
> >Have you ever wondered if the person you have a crush on also has a crush
> >on you? Well, E-crush can help you find out.
> >
> >Here's how it works. You sign up at E-crush and submit a list of names of
> >the people you have crushes on, along with their e-mail addresses. They are
> >then e-mailed by E-Crush telling them that someone has a crush on them.
> >They are invited to join E-Crush and submit his/her list of crushes. If
> >you're on his/her list, you are then notified. If not, they will never know
> >that you had a crush on them.
> >
> >