GodBlock filter blocks religious propaganda

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  1. Pinga

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    http://www.godblock.com/
     
  2. HAN

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    Hmmm... I'm not particularly religious but I never thought I'd see the phrase "protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in many holy texts".

    I wonder how popular this is??
     
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    "GodBlock. . .Right," he says while slowly nodding and sucking teeth.

    How about - DickBlock Web Filter - to protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in Moby Dick?

    Will it be possible for people to bypass the GodBlock by using a proxy site?
     
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  4. dw426

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    They included Muslims in the blocking too? Oh, when the media gets a hold of this the fireworks will fly. Okay, I'm stopping right there before this thread gets shut down. I'll leave with this thought: Whatever happened to thinking for yourself? Parents need to watch their kids instead of a program doing it.
     
  5. noone_particular

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    A lot of sense that makes, blocking the content of religious texts while everyday TV, including the news, pours out the same thing. Whoever came up with this idea of shielding kids from normal life needs to open their eyes. You can't teach kids what's right and wrong, good and bad in life by hiding it from them.

    I have no doubts about what this is, who is supporting it and what they really want to block, but voicing it in this forum would get the thread locked.
     
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  6. noone_particular

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    Slightly off topic, but this thread makes me want to ask it. Not including instances where anyone might have been actually looking for religious material, how often do any of you actually encouter "religious propaganda"? Compared to how often you find sexually explicit material? Get rich quick schemes? I've seen very little of this "propaganda" as they call it.
     
  7. acuariano

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    sounds like part of an agenda....yeah.
     
  8. Greg S

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    On the net that would be Never. That can't be said for the propaganda of pecker pill pushing pimps though.
     
  9. noone_particular

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    Definitely. If they want to block something, that would be the place to start. Those are among the most disgusting things on the web. Fortunately for me, Proxomitron blocks most of them. (referrs to above "pill pusher" statement).

    Wonder if this covers extremist groups, militants, etc or just singles out religious material. Terrible stuff. Those passages that say "love not the world or the things in this world" are bad for business. They're stifling free enterprise and consumer spending!
     
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  10. dw426

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    I really hope there is at least an ounce of sarcasm in that, otherwise..oh man. On topic, I'm tempted to download this thing and go to a few places not accessible via Google, just to see what this thing can really do and get an idea of its real intentions.
     
  11. Escalader

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    Hi:

    this site could be pervading Trojan itself. ;)

    I have enough site blockers and IP blockers to deal with this crap.

    The OP could help us by giving a reference on where this came from.

    Anyway, I'll check the site itself and see if it is a "baddie"

    @ dw426 why not you do your checks and we can meet back here posting with our findings. ?
     
  12. dw426

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    I would if the thing was ready. It says "not ready yet"?...yet this nutcase is accepting donations for stickers. I'm sure he is. If I chose to, my brain could be my "GodBlock". By the way, he's so worried about indoctrinating children, yet he proudly posts a picture of a little girl showing off her sticker...so I'm assuming he's against the idea of kids even having the option to explore these ideas and decide for themselves?
     
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    Just about all of it was. But considering that I never see this "propaganda" anywhere unless I'm actually looking for it, I have to wonder just what they're so afraid of that they feel the need to write an app to block it.

    If you're going to test this thing, I hope it's in a dedicated test unit or well protected virtual machine. I'm somewhat curious about it as well, but not enough so to waste the time on it.
     
  14. Escalader

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    Here are the results, as dw426 said the site is begging for $5.00 donations and asking for email addresses. Apprears to be pointing to someone in NJ on Cellco Partnership DBA Verizon Wireless. So guy is wireless.

    I'm waiting for my join email.

    Here are my technical results so far ( I had to remove some material from his site in this post as it I think violates Wilder's policy on religious content:)

    http://www.godblock.com/

    becomes 69.163.217.172 phishtank says safe

    Country Name: US - United States
    IP Address: 69.163.217.172
    Reverse Lookup: ps19665.dreamhost.com tried to go to it, site temporaily unavailable !


    While in the site I got these blocks

    75.101.148.217:80 PeerBlock blocked it AP2P on Amazon EC2 Cloud
    74.125.113.93:443 PeerBlock blocked it Google
    74.125.113.136:443 PeerBlock blocked it Google
    74.125.113.91:443 PeerBlock blocked it Google
    74.125.113.190:443 PeerBlock blocked it Google

    Decided to join them only an idoit does this!

    75.199.208.30 sent disposable addy and false name in. Not blocked marked safe no PeerBlock

    Here is the data on these sites note old registration dates


    OrgName: Cellco Partnership DBA Verizon Wireless
    OrgID: CLLC
    Address: 180 Washington Valley Road
    City: Bedminster
    StateProv: NJ
    PostalCode: 07039
    Country: US

    NetRange: 75.192.0.0 - 75.255.255.255
    CIDR: 75.192.0.0/10
    NetName: WIRELESSDATANEWORK
    NetHandle: NET-75-192-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-75-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    NameServer: CARKDNS.VZWDOMAIN.COM
    NameServer: NJBRDNS.VZWDOMAIN.COM
    Comment:
    RegDate: 2006-01-18
    Updated: 2007-01-22

    OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE716-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Abuse
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-800-770-1779
    OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@verizonwireless.com

    OrgTechHandle: MGE16-ARIN
    OrgTechName: George, Matt
    OrgTechPhone: +1-908-306-7000
    OrgTechEmail: abuse@verizonwireless.com

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  15. funkydude

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    I think it many ways, this isn't even needed in todays generations. Makeup, playstations and guys/girls are more important.
     
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    WOT is green for me on the website, but that doesn't mean that this still isn't a scam. I've seen articles mentioning this program all the way back to January of 2009. I have serious doubts a web filter takes that long to put out, unless the guy has no clue what he's doing. In which case of course, all are advised to stay the hell away from it. Personally the more I explore this, the more I think he's the one with the agenda, not the religious groups he is trying to "protect" people from. It's probably time to let this one die, it doesn't seem to be worth discussing.
     
  18. noone_particular

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    I see it says it's for XP or Vista. Wonder if it would work on a virtual 2K system. The description makes me think it uses text matching. Would be interesting to see its database or word list, and what filtering app if any it's based on. This is one of those instances where I wish I had the time to waste. I'd like to dismantle it and get some indication of the motive behind it.
     
  19. siberianwolf

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    sounds like a nice sw. i believe atheists should have the right to protect their children from the crummy religious propaganda. yet more, religious propaganda should be totaly prohibited in every field of life. (in order to protect minors, so that they could have a free conscience, and when they they get a grown-up they can freely decide what to believe and not.)
     
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    Hmmmm, religion has gone "viral"o_O What a concept!:p
     
  21. dw426

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    Newsflash, banning it isn't going to do a thing to protect children. Look at the books that have been banned, kids are still being exposed to not so nice things. I love how everyone attacks religion, but shoving political agendas down a kids throat in school, well, that's just "progress and educating". Everyone has the right to their opinion and their beliefs, not just some of us. Don't want to believe in any god? Great, not a problem, but don't even attempt to try and take away someones rights because you don't like it. Protect your minor like a parent should and leave the rest of us the hell alone.


    Edit: I want to add that this post isn't an attack on you, SiberianWolf. I'm just sick and tired of people passing the blame and pointing fingers at others instead of looking at themselves. Is there religious propaganda? Of course there is, in every religion of the world. There is also political propaganda as well, but nobody is pushing politicians off of TV, radio, and banning books and websites by them. Religion has its good and bad people, just like everything else in this life. But, getting rid of it because of a few bad apples doesn't make this world a better place, it only takes away another of the precious few rights and freedoms that a lot of people on this earth have left.
     
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  22. yoganaut

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    Like one poster on the site says, "I wonder if it will keep those angel chain letters away..." :D

    People donate TO religion, I guess it's not a stretch to donate to an Anti-religion..

    To get back OT, like you said earlier, DW, a year to bring it out?

    Maybe it is harvesting emails, it sure smells to high heaven to me.. :)
     
  23. dw426

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    Yeah, I smell scam. But I do admit it amazes me who and what people will blame for their failure to be a good, watchful parent and for other problems in the world. Religion, music, TV, books, all of it destroys progress and keeps people uneducated. Free thinkers, we're a dangerous sort. :cautious: :thumbd:
     
  24. siberianwolf

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    i totally understand your sensitivity, and showing respect to your sensitivity is all i can do, as i show respect to anyone who believes and fights for a freedom for something which they think they have a right to have.
    but on the other hand (knowing that this forum ain't the right place to discuss this subject, so limiting my comment on it), if what you refer to as political agenda is teaching of theory of evolution in school, then my friend, you gotta stop there. science is open to criticism, you look for the proof, and if you're persuaded logically then you believe it or not. but religion is a dogma which you can not alter and have to accept as is. and religion is totally closed to critical thinking unlike science and politics, thus making it impossible for individuals to evolve themselves. without critical thinking, human being wouldn't have the chance to make the progress he/she did thruout the history. he/she wouldn't have the chance to give an end to the reign of church in europe in dark ages, making it possible to create a modern secular world in which critical thinking gave rise to innovation, technological development, scientific development, industrial revolution, medical development, etc. by breaking the chains of religious oppression over free & critical thinking.
    remember galileo, giordano bruno, the witchunt era, burning and torturing of mental patients who were thought to have evil spirit inside them in dark ages, etc?
     
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    Oh, of course I remember all that, just as I remember that the Crusades, the Inquisition, among other sad moments in history were power grabs in the name of Christianity and not truly about "spreading the Word". In my religion, (yes, I believe in God), religious oppression is the exact opposite of what we are supposed to do. It is about freedom of choice, you either believe, or you do not. There are no sessions on the Rack, burning at the stake for supposed heresy, or anything else. Oppression is a product of humanity, not religion.

    The thing is, science and religion can get along just fine if people would let it. I believe science was given to us to help us understand things we otherwise would have no chance of understanding. There is nothing wrong with the theory of evolution, it's been shown that animals, plants, and even we evolve to changes. But let's face the truth here, just about any science involving the universe is a tiny bit of fact and a LOT of guessing based on tools we have. I could discuss how impossible it is that the universe is the way it is simply by chance all day long with you, but this isn't the place. I just don't see why religion is always the scapegoat for problems with the world and humanity.
     
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