Subject: Re: I'm outta here...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 21:59:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| What I can't figure out is: where's the harm?  I've seen claims ranging
| from the proposition that John is fracturing the community to the idea
| that he wants to destroy the language out of some deep-seated hatred
| (which is so absurd I'm embarrassed to even be repeating it).

  The reason you have such problems seeing the harm is that you have made
  up your mind long ago that it would be abusrd to want to do harm and that
  nobody would do the absurd, but this is wrong.  Such is the nature of the
  problem that nutcases _do_ what seemingly normal people think is absurd.

  Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's
  Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate.
  Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.