A loveless Creation

March 8, 2007

Boy in the Bands hat tips Stephen Retherford writing at Sisyphus and points out CreationWiki and Conservapedia, ‘conservative’ alternatives to Wikipedia.

Scott rightly points out that these projects are doomed for lack of long term contributors – centrally enforced groupthink doesn’t wash in a networked pluralistic world where leaving is just a click away.

I’m less certain, however, that the Internet doesn’t have the ability to create self-enforcing groupthink: self selecting groups spinning in more and more radical ways. Look at the online political blogwars between increasingly strident sites such as DailyKos and Little Green Footballs for example.

In any case, I offer my condemnation of both these ‘Christian’ sites: although they claim to be about Christianity and Creation, neither CreationWiki nor Conservapaedia have thought it important to write a page about Love.

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One Response to “A loveless Creation”

  1. renaissanceguy Says:

    Interesting point about the omission of Love.

    I find it slightly disingenous that liberals always spot “groupthink” in conservative venues but not in liberal ones. Liberals are just as committed to their views as conservatives are to theirs, and they should be. Liberals can be just as intolerant, self-centered, and self-righteous.

    I’m a frequent editor at Wikipedia, and there is a slight left-leaning slant that doesn’t allow for dissent–all in the name of being nonbiased.


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