Here they are in all their glory:
- You shall not put your blog before your integrity.
- You shall not make an idol of your blog.
- You shall not misuse your screen name by using your anonymity to sin.
- Remember the Sabbath day by taking one day off a week from your blog.
- Honour your fellow-bloggers above yourselves and do not give undue significance to their mistakes.
- You shall not murder someone else’s honour, reputation or feelings.
- You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind.
- You shall not steal another person’s content.
- You shall not give false testimony against your fellow-blogger.
- You shall not covet your neighbour’s blog ranking. Be content with your own content.
Based loosely on the biblical 10 commandments, it came about from one of the Godblogs conferences:
Dr Krish Kandiah, Churches in Mission Executive Director at the EA, said: “During the Godblogs event, we discussed ideas about how to communicate a code of best practice to evangelical bloggers.
“Unlike the original, these commandments are virtual rather than set in stone, but are offered to the blogging community as a way to link the Ten Commandments with the art of blogging.
“In the ever-changing information age, what we need is wisdom for life, and God communicates wisdom to our culture through the Bible on every issue from social justice to social networking.”
I think it’s a pretty creative way to stay memorable.
I do believe there needs to be, in general, a more concerted effort to stay biblically-minded as we blog in the world wide web, and I’m glad others see that as well.