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Thou shalt not upload: religious leaders draw up Ten Blogging Commandments -Times Online
Church leaders have drawn up a new set of the Ten Commandments aimed at delivering “God bloggers” from the temptations of the blogosphere.

Alarmed by the extent to which religious blogs can descend into vitriol, senior evangelical clergy are calling on bloggers to obey the new commandments or risk perdition.

The commandments order bloggers not to put your blog before your integrity; not to “make an idol” of the blog; not to misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin and to remember the Sabbath by taking one day off a week from blogging. They also order: “You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind.”

That's you Theo they are talking to!

The “instant access” nature of most blogs means people posting comments often do so in the heat of passion and rarely stop to reflect, as they would if giving a lecture or writing a letter.

The result can be intemperate and sometimes foul language..

Be warned Devil

Church leaders are growing increasingly concerned at the defamatory and inflammatory content of some blogs, which unlike newspapers and television are unregulated.

Free thinkers are dangerous.....


How about "Thou shalt not pontificate about sleazy City spivs shorting, whilst thine own church is making a tidy 5 million lending them the shares at the same time "

Good thing I'm an atheist, or else I'd be buggered, on all counts.

Who innocent little me!!

They have opinions, and share them - which is not so bad as long as they are not forced upon us, especially without recourse and/or admonitions to accept without question. Alas, they downplay or ignore that questioning and responding are (second to entertainment?) the important things blogs offer that older communication methodologies did not.


Think before posting. Good idea, which I occasionally (OK, often) fail at.

Refrain from intemperate language. Well, yes: upon returning to civilian life from the Army I had to adjust (QUICKLY!!!) from every-other-word being in, well, bad taste to using such language sparingly or even with some respect to audience refraining entirely.

Take off one day of seven. Uh, no. Before retiring I took at least two in seven, why should I have added another? Since retiring, I use all seven for myself. That one-in-seven thing is supposed to be one for yourself: yes, some religions expect us to use it in contemplation of eternity/navels (is G's navel eternal? Uh, does G HAVE a navel?) but their expectation will not be satisfied by my turning off electricity at the mains any more than will All Gory's.

There is always St Isidore

From www.catholic.org/isidore

A Prayer before Logging onto the Internet
and the Catholic Online Forum

Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person
of Thy only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant we beseech Thee that,
through the intercession of Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes
only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience
all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

J.T.Zuhlsdorf...with ecclesiastical approval

Orátio ante colligatiónem in rete contexto
necnon in Foro Catholico

Omnípotens aetérne Deus,
qui secúndum imáginem Tuam nos plasmásti
et omnia bona, vera, pulchra,
praesértim in divína persóna Unigéniti Fílii Tui
Dómini nostri Iesu Chrísti,
quaérere iussísti, praesta quaésumus ut,
per intercessiónem Sancti Isidóri, Epíscopi et Doctóris,
in peregrinatiónibus per rete contéxtum,
et manus oculósque ad quae Tibi sunt plácita intendámus
et omnes quos convenímus cum caritáte ac patiéntia accipiámus.
Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen.

J.T.Zuhlsdorf...with ecclesiastical approval

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