Category: Internet

Not All Spiritual E-Mail Is Sent With Divine Intentions

Sometimes that junk e-mail in your computer inbox isn’t trying to sell you something — it’s trying to save your soul. Get ready for spiritual spam. An e-mail security company Friday reported an uptick in evangelical missives crusading across the Internet. While religious spam makes up less than 2% of the billions of junk e-mail messages sent each day, its numbers have grown in recent weeks, according to MessageLabs, a New York-based anti-spam company. “With the recent right-wing swing in elections, maybe they’re trying to ride that wave,” said Paul Wood, the firm’s chief analyst. Some messages are little more

Online porn feeding addictions

It was an email that prompted Gary to finally come clean. A man in his Bible study group had written to the other members, confessing to a pornography addiction. After reading the admission, Gary closed the door to his Dallas office and stared out his window for an hour, stunned into silence. “I was completely blown away by his courage,” said Gary, who asked that his real name not be used. “I met with this guy every week for the purpose of being honest with one another. I could not sit here and have this one-way relationship and continue to

Pastors fight porn irreverently

Craig Gross and Mike Foster, two young pastors from Riverside, were looking for direction when, one day in 2001, God came to Foster in the shower and said one word: “Pornography.” Foster, 33, did not often get such visits, so he treated it as a divine calling. Since it came with no further instructions, he and Gross reasoned that it was up to them to figure out what to do next. And so it came to be that on a Sunday afternoon three years later, Gross, 28, and Foster were tooling around a mall parking lot in a black Scion

Electronic Jihad To Strike Thursday? Don’t Bet On It

A coordinated attack against the Internet, dubbed an “electronic jihad,” may be as close as tomorrow, one security firm warned Wednesday. Other experts, however, were dubious. According to a report on the Russian news service RIA Novosti, Eugene Kaspersky of the Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs has warned about a large-scale attack that might be delivered by Islamic terrorists. Kaspersky and other security analysts have noted claims on Arabic-language Web sites that announced an attack will launch August 26. The main targets — no surprise — of the attack would be against political and financial Web sites in the U.S., Israel, and

JDate banners feature pictures of porn models

Her name is Hila. She is 22 years old and lives in Tel Aviv. She is very attractive, single, looking for a Jewish husband from a good family, and most important – she is a mouse-click away. This is how the banner persuades you, the Jewish bachelor, to enter the Jewish dating site JDate and find the love of your life. But Hila in the banner is no other than pornographic model Kari Gold, 18 years old, who lives in Hungary. She is, indeed, very attractive, has a boyfriend and is not looking for a Jewish husband at all. Gold

Google’s ad rules complex, controversial

Documents reveal details about what popular search engine accepts, rejects Jerry Vasilatos, who sells playing cards that feature 54 reasons to defeat President George W. Bush, was shocked to see his ads on Google suddenly disappear in May. After e-mailing the search engine several times, he learned why: He violated Google’s policy prohibiting ads that advocate against an individual or group. “It’s really ridiculous,” Vasilatos said. “I can understand them wanting to remove ads from hate groups or groups that advocate violence, but ads that are critical of the president?” Google’s self proclaimed mission to make the world’s information accessible

‘Sieg Heil’ website gives lesson on Holocaust

German neo-Nazis seeking to access racist propaganda on the internet will now receive a lesson on the Holocaust when visiting a website named after the Nazi victory salute, Sieg Heil. See Also Report: US providers shut neo-Nazi sites All traffic to the former neo-Nazi website siegheil.de has been redirected to shoa.de, a site providing information on the origins of anti-Semitism and a detailed account of the Nazis’ murder of about 6 million Jews. Germany’s central registration authority for web addresses, Denic, revoked the licence of the former operator of siegheil.de at the request of the German internet watchdog jugendschutz.net, a

The Christian Porn Website – A Special Report

(Special Investigative Report, May 20th, 2004, 7:23 a.m.) Millions of people spend hours each day on Internet porn websites. Some racy, some dangerous, and some are downright illegal. But if you search for these sites, you’ll find one that holds a real surprise. It’s a XXX Christian website. Your NewsChannel 3’s Rick Holmes tells us more in this story. If you type “XXX” into your favorite search engine, you’ll find 111 million websites ready to bring anyone, any age, any fantasy. But we found one website, www.xxxchurch.com, that is unlike any other. It’s the #1 Christian Porn Site. By now,

Cyber-church forced to close e-pulpit

The world’s first cyber church has had to close its pulpit to ordinary worshippers after people logged in and used swear words on the site. The Church of Fools said it had tightened security, including withdrawing the “preach button“ and putting in more wardens to stop people using abusive language. Church of Fools? Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. {19} For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He

First web-pastor appointed

Alyson Leslie, a lay pastor, will run i-Church, a community of worshippers from all over the world who will congregate at the website for prayers in chatrooms, webcast services and e-mail socialising. It is the first time a web community will be a fully recognised Anglican church. Although parishioners from many countries are taking part, the church will nominally be part of the Diocese of Oxford, which is funding the £15,000-a-year venture – a fraction of the cost of maintaining many physical churches. Ms Leslie, whose appointment was announced at the Christian Resource Exhibition on Tuesday, said more than 700