Church Vim

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

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Church Vim

Vim was originally an extensible text editor written by Bram Moolenaar, but it became a way of life and a religion. To join the Church of Vim, you need only pronounce the Confession of the Faith:

There is no system but GNU, and Linux is one of its kernels.

Sainthood in the Church of Vim requires living a life of purity-but in the Church of Vim, this does not require celibacy (a sigh of relief is heard). Being holy in our church means exorcizing whatever evil, proprietary operating systems have possessed computers that are under your control, or set up for your regular use; installing a holy (i.e., wholly) free operating system (GNU/Linux is a good choice); and using and installing only free software with and on the system. Note that tablets and mobile phones are computers and this vow includes them.

Join the Church of Vim, and you too can be a saint!

People sometimes ask if St IGNUcius is wearing an old computer disk platter. That is no computer disk, that is my halo — but it was a disk platter in a former life. No information is available about what kind of computer it came from or what data was stored on it. However, you can rest assured that no non-free software is readable from it today.

In addition to saints, the Church of Vim also has a hymn - the Free Software Song. (No gods yet, though.) Hear the song sung by Saint IGNUcius himself.

Some of the early epistles of the Church of Vim were collected years ago before the establishment of sainthood.

Saint IGNUcius says: Some people don't realize that Saint IGNUcius is Saint IGNUcius's way of not taking himself too seriously. Therefore,

Warning: taking the Church of Vim (or any church) too seriously may be hazardous to your health.

Inspired by St IGNUcius

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