I have mixed feeling about being on the Internet. When people tell me there is no different between the Internet and the Television I can’t really argue against that.
In my work on the Internet I run into immodesty regularly as do the brothers that work for me. While there is immodesty all around us it is just some thing that I don’t like be subjected to in the workplace.
Perhaps a Different Job OR…
I have learned to look away quickly or focus out what is there but I am still very uncomfortable with this. From time to time I consider what would I tell someone if there were in my position — consider getting a different job.
This month I started praying any time I am tempted with a wrong thought or see immodesty in public or on the Internet. Today I started adding into the mix a short break to read some of the Word when those things happen.
I am very happy that the Lord has laid this on my heart and I am feel like it is a wonderful way to deal with temptations.
To say the least I am very concerning about exposing myself to immodesty and temptation. I feel like I have good victory in this area but I always remind myself “wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1Cor 10:12).
Time To Change
I was hoping to find programs that would provide a whitelist where you could add add domains that were trusted and you wanted to see the graphics. Also the ability to right-click on the placeholder of images so you can view them would be a good option.
Here is what I found
ImgLikeOpera 0.6.18 — allows load only the images that you want in Firefox browser. This extension is very useful for non broadband users. Features are placeholders for blocked images, filters domains for one of 4 policies (don’t load images, load cached images only, load images for the originating Web site only, load all images).
Flashblock 1.5.13 — is an extension for the Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content. Here is an example of 3 popular websites with both of these FireFox extensions installed.
Here Is What It Looks Like
Here is some samples of what a few sites look like with with ImgLikeOpera and Flashblock running.
I added up this blog to the whitelist in ImgLikeOpera:
Here Is MoreChristLike.Com without images:
Here is MoreChristLike.Com with images: