Computer Scientists.  You either get them, or you don’t.  If they are the typical kind who spend over 24 hours a day sat at a computer (don’t ask them how) and can speak Java, C#, Klingon, and a dozen other languages you don’t understand, likelihood is you’re not gonna want them explaining anything at you, no matter how urgently you’d like you computer back up and running.

So, with that in mind, I’ve been thinking about explaining the Gospel to those sorts of people, using language and terms they might understand.  It’s not a perfect analogy (no analogy is perfect), but I reckon it’s pretty good, and gives an interesting perspective on the message of the Bible in a computer-type context.  It’s now written up on FocusOnFaith, so give it a read if you have a moment.  If you don’t understand it, pass it on to anyone you know with more than three e-mail addresses and a server under their bed.

1 Comment

Phill · 29 December 2007 at 12:48 am

That’s very good Matthew, although I suspect any self-respecting geek is not going to be terribly impressed as it’s fairly cheesy 😉

But it did remind me of something interesting Larry Wall said in an interview on Slashdot (Larry Wall is the creator of Perl). See question 7!

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