Sunday, June 26, 2011

Textual Critical Websites: Analysis

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Well, I was inspired by Nazaroo's use of a Venn-diagram, and the recent discussion of their use on TC-Alt for MS sorting; so I conjured up this self-critical look at Textual-critical blogging.   Hope you enjoy it: suggestions are welcome!



  1. Does the church block access to critical websites?
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  2. No. Churches are independent private organizations in Canada, although most mainline churches also have "charitable status", which means they don't have to pay taxes on income collected from donations.

    However, there are some regulations regarding qualifying for "charitable status", such as operating as a non-profit 'business' and restrictions on the use of money collected by a church organization.

    Usually, church leaders in the many different churches in Canada do not and cannot exert any power or control over church members. Those who join a church are free to attend other churches, or engage in any free activity allowed to the public.

    A person can be a member of more than one church, however, this would not normally be known by any church authority, since such information is private and voluntary and is not recorded in any kind of public register.

    Canada does have a mandatory "Census" on a semi-yearly basis, in which the most basic information about people is recorded in a central data-base. This is not supposed to be used to track individuals and/or their behavior, but is used by the Government to define voting ridings, and help them decide on how to divide tax money for various services like roads, postal, schools, etc. In the Census there may be an entry for 'religion' but it is most basic. Canadians are not required to list the church they attend, or the address or personal information of that type.

    I hope this helps.