Sunday, 25 February 2007

Oh, the Gold!

The juicy, juicy gold!

Welcome to Conservapedia
A conservative encyclopedia you can trust.

Conservapedia has over 3,400 educational, clean and concise entries on historical, scientific, legal, and economic topics, as well as more than 350 lectures and term lists. There have been over 252,000 page views and over 14,800 page edits. Already Conservapedia has become one of the largest user-controlled free encyclopedias on the internet. This site is growing rapidly.

Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American. On Wikipedia, many of the dates are provided in the anti-Christian "C.E." instead of "A.D.", which Conservapedia uses. Christianity receives no credit for the great advances and discoveries it inspired, such as those of the Renaissance. Read a list of many Examples of Bias in Wikipedia....

They could just call it Denialopedia, or Imnotlisteningopedia. Should you need a more explicit indication of this indignant lunacy:

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  1. Everything you post must be true and verifiable.
  2. Always cite and give credit to your sources, even if in the public domain.
  3. Edits/new pages must be family-friendly, clean, concise, and without gossip or foul language.
  4. When referencing dates based on the approximate birth of Jesus, give appropriate credit for the basis of the date (B.C. or A.D.). "BCE" and "CE" are unacceptable substitutes because they deny the historical basis. See CE.
  5. As much as is possible, American spelling of words must be used.[1]

See Wiki's desciption on Before/Common Era.  You'd think they'd be thrilled that the Christian calendar is so generally accepted that there's no need to even refer to Christ or Christianity for people to understand that 1900CE is the same as 1900AD... not that Wikipedia insists on using either. In fact, their Style Guide for Years Decades & Centuries does not state a preference for either and uses BC in its own referencing.

See here for a review that my own posting cannot improve on.

This asshattery was brought to my attention by Blogger on the Cast Iron Balcony. (She also gets credit for the term 'asshattery')


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