I tried to get onto a fact-based site about Paganism and Anglo-Saxons at work yesterday. It's not a site saying anything like "you must become a pagan" or anything, it just looks at the beliefs from a historical viewpoint.
Anyway, when I tried to get onto it, the web blocker at work said that "Alternate Religions" (or words to that effect) were banned. I haven't yet tried to see if I can get onto a site about a more 'mainstream' religion, but I will do next week and keep you updated.
If it is the case that they will allow employees to look at sites about Christianity, Islam or Buddism, but not Paganism - then I'm going to take it up with someone higher up in the organisation. If they've blocked all religious sites, then I have no problem with that.
Why do you think that - even with all of the incredibly easy ways we have to access the Internet and research lesser-known religions - some people still fear them? Surely, we're getting to a point now where people just can't blame their ignorance and the 'fear of the unknown' - especially since pretty much all the information is sitting right at the end of your fingertips.
Post by SoulSnake on Sept 18, 2008 15:38:40 GMT 10
Discrimination at it's best, i say! If they were blocking this and allowing other religions it would be something i would take up with the boss. I guess they can always say it's a place for work and not for searching personal stuff. But whats good for one is good for another.
Post by GraveyardHound on Apr 16, 2012 6:53:57 GMT 10
Sorry you had such "people" to deal with. What became of "free will", the "right to choose", I might draw the line as it related to making bombs at home or "weapons of mass destruction", but who is to say what can and can't be read and who can and can't read it? When home delivery of "PLAYBOY" and other magazines get smashed, I say the "end is near'.
"Everybody lies and people don't change". "Like the philosopher Jagger said, "You can't always get what you want". "You could throw a dart at all the adjectives between "arrogrant" and "unhinged" and I'm sure you'd hit one that best describes me". "Idiots are fun, that's why every village wants one". "No "free will"? Quick get Thomas Aquinas for a second opinion".