Emily Wither wrote an aritcle on ABCnews.com about the Blogging Ten Commandments. According to the article, which can be read in full here, the Evangelical Alliance has come up with a Ten Commandments for church bloggers. The internet is mostly unregulated and anyone can post anything they want without fear of reprisal, because they do it anonymously. The Blogging Ten Commandments sets out guidelines for making sure believers are living out their faith online just like they are expected to do anywhere else.
I think it is an awesome idea. I don’t think we should check our responsibility as a believer at the door when we login. We have to keep in mind who we represent.
The Blogging Ten Commandments, according to the Evangelical Alliance:
- You shall not put your blog before your integrity.
- You shall not make an idol of your blog.
- You shall not misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin.
- Remember the Sabbath day by taking one day off a week from your blog.
- Honour your fellow-bloggers above yourselves and do not give undue significance to their mistakes.
- You shall not murder someone else’s honour, reputation or feelings.
- You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind.
- You shall not steal another person’s content.
- You shall not give false testimony against your fellow-blogger.
- You shall not covet your neighbour’s blog ranking. Be content with your own content.