Someone had to do it, right? Godblock is filtering software for web browsing.
It is targeted at parents and schools who wish to protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in many holy texts, and from being indoctrinated into any religion before they are of the age to make such decisions.
I can’t quite decide what this is designed for. The point it’s making is interesting. We hear so many people griping about other material being freely available on the internet. There’s software for filtering bad language, porn, “adult topics,” etc. But objectively, there’s as much violence, sex, and so forth in some religions as any R rated movie could hope for. If it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander, right?
Personally, I’m not a big fan of censoring things, even voluntarily. I’d like to think this is more of a statement of philosophy as opposed to a real call for action. If anything, I think children need to be educated by the realities of religion. When religion is taught as history, not theology, it’s ugly. Very ugly. Most children are good at recognizing ugly.
What do you guys think? Good idea? Bad idea?