27 awards for essays and
sections on our web site
We have received quite a few awards for our web site. We have also been temporarily
banned by at least two Internet censorship software groups who
misunderstood the nature of our web site. Finally, the government of Saudi
Arabia does not permit its citizens to access this site. They may feel that the
concept of religious freedom and tolerance is too threatening. 1,2
The list below shows the awards that we have received for individual essays
or sections of our web site. We have another list of awards
given to the site as a whole.
Top of Everything.com rated
our essay on Wicca as one of the best "Wicca and Witchcraft" sites on the
Wicca Planet gave us
this "best information" award for our section on Wicca.
essay on the Winter Solstice was selected for recommendation by Backwash.com.
The bill themselves as "The Internet organized by personality."
Our essay on homophobia has been granted the Ranebow [sic] award.
It was picked as a "good surfing here" site.
gave us their medical award for our essay on the Falun
Dafa and Falun Gong and for our abortion menu.
Julie sent us "Lacy's Love of Springtime Award" for our essay on
Our section on
was been granted the GayPage Award of Excellence. They
commented: "Yours is one of the best site we have seen up to now. All
the Jury members gave you the maximum points without any hesitation."
Bardic Circle gave us this award for our essay on Wicca. We
believe that we were the first non-Pagan site to receive it.
StudyWeb™ gave us this award for our essay on the Occult.
Our Glossary essay was given a 3 star rating by NetGuide.
maintains an extensive list of hyperlinks to web sites on a wide range of subjects. Our
essay on end of the world predictions; was chosen by
Florence Cardinal, contributing editor on Divination as a weekly selection.
selects up to 50 essays from the Internet on each of many topics. They
selected our essay on the death penalty as worthy of inclusion
in their list.
Report for Social Sciences publishes a bi-weekly report, intended
primarily for "faculty, students, staff, and librarians in the social sciences.
Each biweekly issue offers a selective collection of Internet resources covering
topics in the field that have been chosen by librarians and content specialists
in the given area of study."
Satanic Ritual Abuse essay has been assessed as a "3 star
site" by the Magellan Internet
Our Dungeons and Dragons ™
and other Fantasy Role Playing Games essay received Hero's Call Live
Role-playing's RPG site of the day, which is an award that they grant from time
to time to web sites supporting fantasy role playing games.
on homosexuality/bisexuality have been given the Freedom Award
Our essay on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide was given the daily Alsirat
Web Book Award.
our essays on human sexuality was selected by Nerve Link magazine for its
collection of sex and sexuality information.
The Global Information Network selected our Christianity
menu as a "Featured Family Site." It can be found at the
"Christianity" link on their Religion section
Two of our essays: Religious groups policies towards homosexuals and homosexuality
and The Bible and Homosexuality were chosen to be part of
Suite101's Top 5 Web Sites on Gay and Lesbian Spirituality.
Our essay on Wicca/Witchcraft
was chosen to receive a Netscape Open Directory "Cool Site"
Our Glossary of Religious Terms, Section on Christianity and our essays on Scientology
and Estimates of the Biblical date of creation have received Study
Christian Teens is one of the 700 topics which form the About.com
network. They selected our
essays on homosexuality and the church, and homosexual
marriage as featured links.
Suite101 named our essay on religiously
motivated hatred against homosexuals on the Internet as one of the top 5
recommended websites on the Suite101 topic page "Violence in Today's Society"
The Witchwords site is "for all those pagans that understand the
power and magick in the written world." Our section on Wicca was chosen
for this award.
A UK group, Schoolzone,
evaluates Internet sites for the British government's educational division.
They gave our glossary section four stars --
their "highly recommended rating."
and Sky gave our essays on Eckankar and the Baha'i faith their "top site award." They
maintain a directory of over 100,000 links to spiritual web sites.
Jonathan Zittrain & Benjamin Edelman, "Documentation of Internet
Filtering in Saudi Arabia," at:
Jonathan Zittrain & Benjamin Edelman, "URLs blocked in Saudi Arabia -
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