[clug] OT: Protesting the proposed clean feed?

David Tulloh david at tulloh.id.au
Fri Oct 24 02:45:10 GMT 2008

steve jenkin wrote:
> And if the Govt. wants 'Kiddie Safe', I expect there are significant
> groups (e.g. Muslims, Jews, other sects), that would want a similar
> filtered 'Hal'Al' (?sp) Internet - and I would strongly support them in
> that request/right. [But 'user pays']
> In the Physical world they can avoid insults to their values/beliefs,
> why not have the same rights/facility in cyberspace??
In the physical world an atheist can sit in an atheist convention and
talk about how people who believe in God will bring about a new dark
age.  A Christian can sit in church and talk about how everyone who
doesn't believe in God will go to hell.

A Christian avoids being insulted by not going to the atheist
convention, an atheist avoids being insulted by not going to a church
service.  There is some spillover into public space from both but it's
small enough that it's easily ignored.

I'm not sure how the internet is any different.


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