No more opiates, kids
It’s about fucking time. Thank you, cyber-Jesus! (aw nuts, now GodBlock won’t let kids read this entry.)
GodWho, you ask? GodBlock, says I.
Here’s the skinny on this godsend:
GodBlock is a web filter that blocks religious content. 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. When installed properly, GodBlock will test each page that your child visits before it is loaded, looking for passages from holy texts, names of religious figures, and other signs of religious propaganda. If none are found, then your child is allowed to browse freely.
It’s high time we protect our children from religious extremism (no matter the denomination), from the Palins, the Pat Robertsons, the Farrakhans, the Fred Phelpses; in short, from anyone who would seek to use religion as a weapon, a replacement for rational thought, a political tool or for personal gains—and who would cast aside nonbelievers as inferior humans. That sort of propaganda warps minds far more than any porn or violence ever could.
Religion is a personal thing—an individual set of beliefs. And it should remain as such. I totally respect that.
However, in my humble and awesome opinion, religious fervor has spread more seeds of hate, fear, violence, intolerance and blind ignorance amidst our society than any other vice of humanity. So kudos to you, GodBlock. This is real progress.
When I get more time, I shall certainly elaborate on this manna from cyber-heaven (a.k.a, Al Gore’s brain, obviously).