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 for religious issues
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  religious issues
   n.
  
      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, and compare rathole.
  
      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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  religious issues
  
     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.
  
     (1996-08-16)
  

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