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I strongly disagree. This is a New York technology mailing list. If you're interested in discussing religion, there are loads of other meet-ups that embrace religion.
You only mentioned Larry Wall since his religious views are discussed in Wikipedia and there's a mention of how some keywords were influenced by his religious beliefs. That doesn't mean religion is why the language exists. Do you know that Yukihiro Matsumoto otherwise known as Matz, is a Mormon? Additionally he doesn't preach his faith during any of his speechs he gives on Ruby?
Just because you find one person who supports your opinion, doesn't mean its true for all members of faith. We typically call that generalizing and the affects of such an act often has very negative repercussions.
Perl was influenced by nearly 7 languages. Nearly all languages are influenced by other languages. There are many other hugely influential languages other than Perl. So please don't try to inflate your position by using very loosely associated items.
The second posting is from [address removed] titled "No Conflict Between Science and the Bible".
We might as well talk about Atheists since there are many language creators who are atheist and who created more influential languages that changed the world in major ways other than a bunch of crappy CGI based application that can't be maintained. At least use Matz as an example since his framework is much more impressive.