Nov 14, 2010

Are you concerned about children being exposed to religious propaganda online?

If you're an atheist parent, it would be understandable for you to be concerned that your child will come into contact with religious propoganda online.  There are a lot of half truths and complete lies being tossed around the series of tubes known as The Internets these days.

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to block religious online content much the same way as you can with pornography filters?  Wouldn't it be nice if YOU were the only one to teach your child the truth about religion rather than sharing that responsibility with Ted Haggard or Kent Hovind?

Apparently, you really can!  I recently came across the homepage for GodBlock.  A nifty little program that keeps your kids safe from all that nasty fundamentalist banter.

From the GodBlock website...
 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.
So there you have it.  Enjoy, my fellow baby eaters!

Visit GodBlock here.


  1. "The cure for a bad argument is not censorship, but a better argument."

  2. Good point. An internet filter doesn't make a suitable substitution for actual parenting.


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