Questions which seemingly cannot be raised without touching off holy wars, such as "What is the best operating system (or editor, language, architecture, shell, mail reader, news reader)?", "What about that Heinlein guy, eh?", "What should we add to the new Jargon File?" See holy wars; see also theology, bigot.
This term is a prime example of ha ha only serious. People actually develop the most amazing and religiously intense attachments to their tools, even when the tools are intangible. The most constructive thing one can do when one stumbles into the crossfire is mumble Get a life! and leave - unless, of course, one's *own* unassailably rational and obviously correct choices are being slammed.
Both had families that felt similarly about religious issues and yet were supportive about their being gay.
He and Cartwright might fight out their religious issues when they pleased, Abe should have his term in Congress.
The struggle for supremacy in Europe, the internal politics of the several kingdoms, were deeply affected by the religious issues.
The religious issues of the great struggle, however, were by no means so simple.