Why I don’t share the gospel at work

Christian J - August 8, 2007

Your organization’s Internet use policy restricts  access to this web page at this time.
 
Reason:
The Websense category “Non-Traditional Religions and Occult and Folklore” is filtered.
 
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URL:
 http://timesandseasons.org/
 

True story

5 Comments »

  1. then again, none of the other Mormon blogs were filtered. Hmmmm….

    Comment by cj douglass — August 8, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

  2. What’s really weird is that this site, from Websense, the company mentioned in the message, indicates that “Mormonism” is classified as a “Traditional Religion” .

    Comment by Bruce V C — August 8, 2007 @ 5:41 pm

  3. Good point Bruce. lds.org was not filtered either. Just those Folklorists over at Times and Seasons.

    Comment by cj douglass — August 8, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

  4. My company too (which also uses Web(non)sense) has filtered T&S for the same reasons. Unfortunatly, I cannot access any wordpress blogs because of proxy avoidance.

    Comment by Apollo — August 8, 2007 @ 8:02 pm

  5. I’m not sure what my last company (I work as a temp) used, but it let me access Millennial Star and Times & Seasons without difficulty. It even let me access Blogspot blogs, which I found surprising. But it blocked almost all the other blogging platforms as “personal/hobby”, if I recall correctly.

    What I like is that though it was obvious the company was using a service, it also let you petition to have something re-opened. Most other places I’ve worked at had no mechanism for communicating that a site had mis-categorized or ought to be whitelisted.

    Comment by Sarah — August 9, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

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