Today it the day the internet protests against new proposed legislation called SOPA or PIPA which seeks to fight against online pirating by creating potentially censorship like laws.
Not much of the internet likes it, and today you will see many of your favorite web sites “go dark” to protest. The Daily Buffet is also participating in this blackout from 8-8 today.
It’s not that I am for online pirating, but I think the internet is a great free speech zone. Plus who knows when someone may find my message offensive or unlikable and censor me?
Of course, if that were to happen, the message of love and dying to self and glorifying the Christ would still continue. Remember this:
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”
But, I really don’t want the rocks to do my job for me! 🙂
Then there this about the power of principalities
38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
( well after I write that, I am not sure how applicable it is, but hey, it’s always good to remember that nothing, not even internet censorship can separate us from the love Christ has for us!
Oh, and there is another reason I protest today. Take a moment to remember all those people out there in other countries who would love even the chance to protest about free speech. They still put the message of the Christ out there, and the risk their lives every time they do it.
Enjoy the day! Hope you can make it without some of your favorite sites!