23 January 2009

The Problem with GodTube…

GodTube is one of the sites you might consider a competitor to Feautor (the site I’ve been collaborating on building). But it’s actually not AT ALL like Feautor in that it is a site which operates from and promotes specific editorial policies, which have a very narrow theological component to them.

Hence the very fact that this video is available at the site — and clearly passed the site’s “pre-approval” tests — strikes me as a compelling reason NOT to support this site. Feautor, on the other hand, is wide open — which of course means that someone could post the same video there. But on Feautor we make no up front editorial claims, nor do we censor or promote material based on an editorial board’s decisions. Rather, we look to our community of users to determine their own criteria for using the site, and for contributing content to it. Our theological claims build a space for conversation, a space to convene sharing, rather than a space that hosts only “pre-approved” content.

So decide for yourself: do you want to contribute to GodTube, or Feautor?

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One Comment to “The Problem with GodTube…”

  • paul says:

    Holy moly,

    The GodTube video made me physically sick.

    What in the world would make someone think that standing up for one’s rights, another person’s rights, choosing one’s own direction, means that you hate children? And what in the world would make someone think that making an individual choice means you’re against families, and therefore a communist?

    It was definitely a clear example of discursively equating feminism to anti-Christian, in a uniquely American way too. Feminism=anti-entrepreneaurialism=anti-individualism=communism=atheism. It’s a well-worn, tired and obvious trick that we’ve all seen before. And it’s not logical, theological, or even doctrinal (even though they attest otherwise so fervently).

    Yeah, definitely a Feautorphile.

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