Pharyngula

Nah, not really worth it

Sorry, Rev. BigDumbChimp: you asked if Faith Converter 1.1 for Mac was any good. It’s a gimmick program that will take a chunk of text or a web page and supposedly convert it to be compatible with a specific religion. It’s a nice use of the Mac Webkit and so forth, but otherwise, it’s just a program to do an automated global search and replace of certain terms. It’s marginally amusing, not something I’ll every use again, and you can get the full joke just from the promotional web page.

Comments

  1. #1 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    June 28, 2007

    Well it was worth a shot. I don’t have a working mac and I at least wanted to see if it had any entertainment value.

  2. #2 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    June 28, 2007

    Well, they should have kudos for including the Cargo Cult in the latest update. Feynman would be pleased.

  3. #3 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    June 28, 2007

    Well, they should have kudos for including the Cargo Cult in the latest update. Feynman would be pleased.

  4. #4 Blake Stacey, OM
    June 28, 2007

    Seems like we could do the same job with an HTML form and some regular expressions.

  5. #5 cactaur
    June 28, 2007

    [From the web site]

    “…Hinduism, Islam, Juche, Judaism, Keynesianism, Linux, MacEvangelism, Mahanism, Maoism, NIMBYism, Roman,…”

    I never knew operating systems were considered religions. That ought to be an interesting translation.

  6. #6 AgnosticOracle
    June 28, 2007

    I never knew operating systems were considered religions

    Clearly you haven’t spent enough time around geeks. =)

  7. #7 Susan B.
    June 28, 2007

    *Sigh* And of course, top of their list of “religions” is atheism. Would it have hurt them to say something like “thirty different religions and worldviews” instead?

  8. #8 Monado
    June 28, 2007

    But does it have a Pirate version? I’m still hoping for Pirate argot to appear on Scienceblogs.

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    June 28, 2007

    What’s funny about Faith Converter is that although it does not run on Linux, Linux is one of the faiths it will convert to and from.

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