Tag Archives: censorship

Protect teh Kiddies

I attended a religious school for the first three years of High School. I’m afraid that it went in one ear and out the other, because I didn’t even realise that Jesus was God according to Christian doctrine until I was about 25. I have a fantastic ability to be able to switch off during […]

Offence, the Net and the Law

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” (Evelyn Beatrice Hall, biographer of Voltaire) Disapproving of what someone says but defending their right to say it is sometimes very hard. It sounds fine in principle…until you see something that is really challenging to your ideas […]

‘Don’t touch that, it’s concentrated evil!’

There’s a fascinating post (and comments) over at Pavlov’s Cat’s place on the unease she feels at an ‘exhibit’ (it is difficult, as PC acknowledges, to know exactly what to call it) organised by Médecins Sans Frontières. The exhibit (if you want to call it that) involves replicating, with a great deal of attention to […]

He’s NOT the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!

Councillors in Glasgow have lifted an unofficial 30-year-old ban on the Monty Python film The Life of Brian. The council’s licensing and regulatory committee approved a request on Tuesday from Glasgow Film Theatre to show the biblical satire under a 15 certificate. Glasgow was one of 39 local authorities in the UK that refused to […]

Stephen Conroy is an unrepeatable vulgarity

I haven’t been able to follow this as closely as I’d like from afar, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that KRuddy and friends are pushing ahead with Australia’s version of the great firewall of China. Catallaxy’s Jason Soon has been keeping tabs on things for some time now, and his posts meant that I discovered […]