Saturday 27 September 2008

Thou shalt not upload: religious leaders draw up Ten Blogging Commandments

This, for your interest only, appears in today's Times.Click for the whole article.

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, based on those delivered to Moses by God at the top of Mount Sinai, were drawn up at a “Godblogs” conference in Kennington, southeast London.

They have been engraved on cyberspace tablets by the Evangelical Alliance, the leading Christian umbrella group founded in 1846 that represents thousands of churches of most denominations nationwide.

Ten commandments for bloggers

1 You shall not put your blog before your integrity

2 You shall not make an idol of your blog

3 You shall not misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin

4 Remember the Sabbath day by taking one day off a week from your blog

5 Honour your fellow-bloggers above yourselves and do not give undue significance to their mistakes

6 You shall not murder someone else's honour, reputation or feelings

7 You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind

8 You shall not steal another person's content

9 You shall not give false testimony against your fellow-blogger

10 You shall not covet your neighbour's blog ranking. Be content with your own content


lydia said...

Hmmm, what next, rules on how to conduct ourselves on Facebook. Don't they have anything better to do than try to control people!!
(oops did I just break any of those 10 commandments)

Chris Welch - 07000INTUNE said...

yup,you did.And so did I for downloading a bit of it probably.

jul said...

You sinners! Did you see the Catholic church came out with a 10 commandments for drivers a while back? I put it up on my blog too. Very interesting.

Jamie said...

11)You shall not ever again live under the rule of thou shall not; you shall LIVE...The LAW of The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. ;)

jul said...

Ahhh, the irony of the law of liberty...

Chinedu said...

ha ha ha!