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[Big Bad Wolf] Biblical Indeceny

Posted by Lex Fear on July 6, 2007

Reports that the bible had been rated over 18 adults only due to its content were eventually proved false, however it has provoked some thought and debate.

I remember several years ago hearing a pastors wife remark to a youth group that she would not watch an 18 rated movie and would forbid her children from watching one. I remember the time because I had watched many 18+ movies before I reached my 18th birthday, and saw nothing wrong with this.

When I consider the bible, if they ever made a true to the letter film version it would probably get an unclassified rating and be banned. After all the Holy Book is full of detailed accounts of murder, rape, incest, war, cannibalism, bestiality, explicit sexual references, animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, horror, genocide, slavery, death and execution.

So I usually find it ironic when Christians talk about censorship. I found it ironic when people complained about the amount of blood and violence in The Passion.

So why do we try to protect children from the truth? Why do we make up lies like Santa Claus, insulate them with mindless children’s programs and modify true stories by excluding the bad parts?

I think the Victorians had it right with Grimm Fairytales and Nursery Ryhmes. They seemed to strike the balance between having fun, playing safe but also revealing the darker side of an exciting and enchanting world: If you play out in the forest, watchout for the big bad wolf.

Christians need to rethink censorship and what truths and fairytales they choose to spin to their children, if they really want their children to be able to interact with and be a light to a fallen world. By gently exposing them to the truth and the fallen nature of man, they will not be shocked, surprised or seduced later in life by some of the evils they are bound to encounter.

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[Censorware] The Great Firewall of China

Posted by Lex Fear on March 4, 2007

Check if your site/blog gets through the Great Firewall of China. I find I have freedom to move within Chin-net for now.

Heads up: AnotherThink

Also adding a new sidekick: Gavin Ayling

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[Freedom] Iranian Blogger gets past Censorship Barriers…

Posted by Lex Fear on August 14, 2006

… Tells Story to World.

Considering the censorship and lack of freedom of the media and the internet in Iran, blogs continue to flourish.

The latest blogger to break through the censorship barrier, writes about growing up in Iran poor, Iranian government and it’s history, and how he thinks it was a good idea to attack Saddam Hussein.

As reported by the BBC.. Please visit Mahmood‘s blog and show your support for Iranian blogging.

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