Disclaimer: Entrecard-Advertiser/Dropper Sites:
Here are the Real Liberal Christian Church (RLCC) advertising settings for Entrecard as of Saturday, April 04, 2009 (subject to change without notice):
Do not expect the RLCC to spend time screening all content on Entrecard-advertiser/dropper sites or to police (enforce) outside the fold.
Entrecard is not a boutique. It will grow (to saturation). It will consume some souls. Capitalism does consume souls. It will not, however, consume the RLCC, as we will rather bring forth the Christian Commons, capitalism's exact and therefore righteous opposite.
We are not capitalists. We use Entrecard not to falsely accuse and or to abuse but to warn and find to save.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16 KJV)
Coercion, violence, greed, Capitalism, and unchecked lusts of the flesh are related offenses. Their inherent aspects displease harmless, unselfish hearts, minds, and souls. They are not freedom. They are snares. Real freedom is freedom from evil temptation.
The following is not, I repeat not, a dilemma for the Real Christian. It is solely an issue of education and proper priority settings.
The truth of the matter is that humanity (in general) has fallen because it is not its own shelter. It has not rejected evil conjuring. It has thus far failed to document evil and to educate itself such that its members no longer experiment and become addicted to evil but believe and do from the start always. Humanity has not risen above lying.
The truth is that this plane of existence is a filter. Subjected to evil conjuring of other human beings who are being the multistage nuclear reaction of evil, there are those who rise and those who fall.
We are not a format for facilitating opportunities for caving into temptation. We are not temptation facilitators. We don't facilitate the dark side.
By our settings, we do not increase traffic to non-blog advertisers by pre-approval site-reviews.
What we do is connect with the lost fold to save. We do not fall and do not facilitate the falling of others of the fold by entering Hell to find them. We sweat blood but survive and are made strait. We do not live in Hell, only surrounded by it. The angels of God who come here have thus far not remained. We will change that by changing this place — By God.
In addition, there is this:
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children. (Matthew 11:19 KJVR)
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Well, I must say, it's a pain in the neck to review all these paid-advertiser requests. Perhaps the novelty will wear off a bit. I had 24 paid-ads I approved the first day. I switched to "category only" after the first three. After the 25th request, I switched off "Allow paid ads only if explicitly approved by you."
What I'll do is just semi-monitor how it goes. I only rejected one ad out of the 25 requests. That one was for probably the most aggressive advertiser of the bunch — just really don't like his signals.
Oh well, my stats fell off for organic clicks. I assume that's because everyone was so preoccupied with reviewing paid-ad requests.
I see that Entrecard hopped to it and is showing the paid ads now in the ad column on the Dashboard. They've also written about the program on the Entrecard blog and sent out email notices.
I'm not sure the reasoning behind waiting until the last second or even until after the rollout. Perhaps it's just so they will be reacting to voiced reaction as opposed to anticipating. That's not my style, but I don't own the joint, as they say. Render unto Caesar....
Hey, by the way, do you think they realize that different browsers page-down different distances? Do you think they also take into consideration screen-resolution settings? My widget shows up in Opera in the first two page-downs but not in Firefox. I can tell you that the number of toolbars and status bars I use has a great deal to do with it. I have no idea how they can enforce that 2-pages-down rule. I suppose their flexible about it.
Anyway, I don't want to be a nag here. This actually isn't my style to nitpick this kind of stuff. It just seems that so many people are so interested in this level of thinking. Frankly, I stopped thinking on this level quite a few years ago. This all just reminds me so much of the old Tom — the one who had to have a hundred people working under him with trucks going all over the country and pushing millions of dollars around, etc.
Wow! I actually trusted in the system back then. I thought that hard, clean work would be rewarded — What a fool. The way to be rewarded that I saw everywhere firsthand is to lie. The biggest liars made it the biggest in the capitalistic sense. That's a fact. I saw people ripping off little old ladies for tens of millions via hundred-million-dollar-plus scams. The FBI came in the door just about a week after I figured out exactly how the whole scheme worked and pulled out but pronto! Another week, and I would have been spending a few years in prison.
And people wonder why I'm not rich in mammon....
Mammon is death. Nothing good comes of it. The only right thing to do with it is translate it into what will help people from then on without the stuff. That's why I've devised the Christian Commons. You can't credit the system of mammon for anything good. It's all evil.
The following should appear at the end of every post:
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Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from participating in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. The prohibition applies to campaigns at the federal, state and local level.
Violation of this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes. Section 501(c)(3) private foundations are subject to additional restrictions.
Political Campaign Intervention
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Contributions to political campaign funds, public statements of support or opposition (verbal or written) made by or on behalf of an organization, and the distribution of materials prepared by others that support or oppose any candidate for public office all violate the prohibition on political campaign intervention.
Factors in determining whether a communication results in political campaign intervention include the following:
- Whether the statement identifies one or more candidates for a given public office
- Whether the statement expresses approval or disapproval of one or more candidates' positions and/or actions
- Whether the statement is delivered close in time to the election
- Whether the statement makes reference to voting or an election
- Whether the issue addressed distinguishes candidates for a given office
Many religious organizations believe, as we do, that the above constitutes a violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That said, we make the following absolutely clear here:
- The Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project not only do not endorse any candidate for any secular office, we say that Christianity forbids voting in such elections.
- Furthermore, when we discuss any public-office holder's position, policy, action or inaction, we definitely are not encouraging anyone to vote for that office holder's position.
- We are not trying to influence secular elections but rather want people to come out from that entire fallen system.
- When we analyze or discuss what is termed "public policy," we do it entirely from a theological standpoint with an eye to educating professing Christians and those to whom we are openly always proselytizing to convert to authentic Christianity.
- It is impossible for us to fully evangelize and proselytize without directly discussing the pros and cons of public policy and the positions of secular-office holders, hence the unconstitutionality of the IRS code on the matter.
- We are not rich and wouldn't be looking for a fight regardless. What we cannot do is compromise our faith (which seeks to harm nobody, quite the contrary).
- We render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. We render unto God what is God's.
- When Caesar says to us that unless we shut up about the unrighteousness of Caesar's policies and practices, we will lose the ability of people who donate to us to declare their donations as deductions on their federal and state income-tax returns, we say to Caesar that we cannot shut up while exercising our religion in a very reasonable way.
- We consider the IRS code on this matter as deliberate economic duress (a form of coercion) and a direct attempt by the federal government to censor dissenting, free political and religious speech.
- It's not freedom of religion if they tax it.
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)