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.Bible Joins .XXX as New Domain Name for Websites

'This is the Bible's moment to move from Gutenberg to Google,' states American Bible Society.
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The creation of an .xxx domain for websites has drawn the lion's share of attention as the Internet continues to expand. But among the faith-based website endings hoping to join .com and .org in URLs, it looks like .bible will be one of the first ...

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Melanchthon M.

October 19, 2013  10:56am

I agree, there are both true Christians who don't live in Christian social bubbles and false Christians who live either within or outside Christian social bubbles, but the main point is that Christians should not be so tight as to withdraw from secular circles altogether. We need to interact with, challenge, and witness to a fallen world. More specifically in relation to this article, I still fail to see the true need for the addition of Christian-only web domains, and I'm afraid it will come back to bite us eventually. Aside from the hacking and blocking potential, think of all the frauders that will be able to more easily pose as legitimate Christian organizations and be trusted by vulnerable people deceived firstly by the "Christian" domain...

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audrey ruth

September 29, 2013  6:00am

Dear C J, the Christians I know (and work with) are busy living in this 'real' world, although we realize it is not nearly as 'real' as the one to come, which will endure forever (this world we all live in is only temporary and will burn up.) I also know a lot of unbelievers who live in "bubbles" pretending there is no eternal destiny ahead. Jesus made a clear distinction between Pharisees and those who are truly His - He said the Pharisees were children of the devil, not of God. I honestly have not known any believers who tried to "avoid" sinners for fear of being "tainted". The Lord says that everyone is born in sin, everyone is "tainted" until they have been born again by the Spirit of God, thus becoming His children. The Lord offers full salvation which includes forgiveness for every wrong thing every done, and grace which enables us to walk with Him in daily fellowship, experiencing eternal life which begins now. Instead of avoidance, we rejoice in sharing the Gospel.

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CJ Godley

September 20, 2013  4:34pm

Christians routinely and without effort create "bubbles" for themselves. Many (pharisaical) Christians claim to try to "avoid" sinners for fear of being "tainted". This of course upends everything Jesus taught and preached and lived and died for. But people try to do it nonetheless (as if avoiding "sinners" was possible or even a goal) - rather than evangelizing ministering to people.

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CJ Godley

September 20, 2013  4:27pm

Dear Audrey - With all due respect, that you don't know any Christians that live in "bubbles" in the real world, may, in fact, be unfortunate evidence that you yourself are living in such a bubble. At any rate, I would like to get more of an explanation of what this .xxx domain even is. For those of us not tech-literate, I did not feel that this article broke things down enough for this layman. As such, I do not know with such a move to an .xxx domain is a good thing or a bad thing. More info. please!

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audrey ruth

September 19, 2013  9:23pm

I honestly don't know any Christians who live in "bubbles" in the real world. I do know a lot of unbelievers who live in "bubbles" pretending there is no eternal destiny ahead. The Christians I know (and work with) are busy living in this 'real' world, although we also realize it is not nearly as 'real' as the one to come, which will endure forever.

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Melanchthon M.

September 16, 2013  8:43am

This is a terrible idea... Christians already live in "bubbles" in the real world. The .bible domain could very easily become an online bubble for Christians. The same would be true for .church or .faith or anything else. If the whole purpose for having this domain is just for Bibles, then what are we using right now? Obviously, there are already Bibles online and we haven't needed a special domain for it. As other pointed out, this would make it very easy for countries to block all access to the Scriptures - something that is less simple when the Christian sites are mixed in with the secular ones, as it should be. Not to mention, churches and Christian organizations would be a prime target for hackers if they were all hosted on the same domains.

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KH Toh

September 15, 2013  2:20am

This will only make it easier for countries that control religious liberty to block access to sites with this TLD. cutting off access to spiritual literature. Should we go ahead with this?

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robert Boe

August 29, 2013  2:37pm

the bible will endure long after google passes away.. we have Gods always honest word On that.. so it really does not need google or any one else.. it is we people who need the bible so if google helps us get that need known as the holy bible it kinda makes me wonder what their motivating factor ? the kindness of their beleiving hearts hopefuly or just money ? hopefuly or something sinister -------- hopfuly not

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