Posts tagged 'religion'

Godless hackers

Michael Kimsal did an informal survey of computer language use and religion on his blog a couple of weeks ago. The results don't seem very surprising to me. Like Alan Turing, Linus Torvolds and Richard Stallman, most developers are either atheists or agnostics.

Here's Michael's pie chart for Java:

pie chart showing half of  Java developers are atheists

Jesus Camp

It's been in my Netflix queue for a long time and it finally arrived this week. Jesus Camp (see also Wikipedia, IMDB) is a documentary about an evangelical Christian bible camp that indoctrinates children with far right-wing and anti-science teachings. It's an excellent documentary and well worth seeing if you want to understand what's going on in the deep red areas of the USA. It's truly scary stuff, but church folk aren't all like that -- check out Evolution Sunday coming this weekend to a pulpit near you.