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UK ISP Asks Religious Groups To Set Parental Controls 205

Posted by Soulskill
from the think-of-the-children dept.
Barence writes "A British ISP is inviting religious groups to help set parental controls for its customers. Claranet says it is recruiting volunteer 'Guardians' from a number of different organizations — including religious organizations, schools and child safety experts. A press spokesman for the ISP said that an 'Islamic advisor' was among the first batch of Guardians, but refused to identify them. The Claranet Guardians will be asked to choose whether they think 140 different categories of internet content are appropriate. Within those categories, the Guardians can choose to add or remove individual websites from the blacklists, which are created by a third-party company that Claranet also refused to name."
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UK ISP Asks Religious Groups To Set Parental Controls

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  • Controls on religion (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Animats (122034) on Wednesday July 11, 2012 @02:46PM (#40617977) Homepage

    We need controls to prevent kids from overdosing on religion. There's a maximum safe dose of religion, maybe around an hour a day. Kids who substantially exceed that dose may turn into cult members, Jesus freaks, non-working yeshiva students, or Islamic militants. It's not the brand of religion that matters as much as the dosage.

  • by TheGratefulNet (143330) on Wednesday July 11, 2012 @02:57PM (#40618173)

    see, even here we disagree; I think that zero hours a day is about right for religious indoctrination.

    its child abuse, plain and simple. it creates stupid non-thinking adults who continue the disease.

    the fact that 'we have been doing it this way a long time' does not justify the continuation of indoctration of youth. not when it takes SO much effort to retrain the individual, later on, in non-mythlogical, rational thinking.

    I give no honor to religion. its brain damage and it should be stopped. I know full well it won't be in my lifetime but I can still call it for what it is and tell others that I'm tired of the 'give religion some respect' bullshit. it does not deserve ANY. all that it does can be done better via other means (eg, charity can fully be done without any magic words from wizards, thank you.)

    also, I do realize that politicians love to keep people grouped together and religion is a 'great' way to keep the us-vs-them mentality going.

  • by geekmux (1040042) on Wednesday July 11, 2012 @03:28PM (#40618623)

    We need controls to prevent kids from overdosing on religion. There's a maximum safe dose of religion, maybe around an hour a day. Kids who substantially exceed that dose may turn into cult members, Jesus freaks, non-working yeshiva students, or Islamic militants. It's not the brand of religion that matters as much as the dosage.

    You want to control and size religion to avoid overdosing? It's fairly simple. We need to start treating all forms of religion appropriately. They are a business, so get rid of the damn tax breaks. Not only would you likely cleanse religion of the false prophets (they would somehow find a reason not to practice anymore, go figure), but the tax revenue would be massive. Probably enough to kick-start the economy again instead of people praying for it to turn around by putting money into a silver platter and making false prophets obscenely rich.

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