Debate:Should all access to Conservapedia be banned on Sundays?

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My understanding of Biblical teaching is that the Sabbath should be kept as a day of rest and prayer, free from work. Surely this precludes even the Godly work being carried on by the editors and administrators of Conservapedia. I suggest that access to Conservapedia be barred on Sundays, and that this bar should take account of changing time zones - ie it should begin when the first part of the world enters Sunday (Western Pacific, Fiji etc) and ends only when the latest part of the world enters Monday (Eastern Pacific, Hawaii, etc).

I don't think the wiki software on which this website is based is even capable of doing something like that short of locking every single page every Sunday which would defeat the whole purpose of your idea since it would be a whole lot of work. Not to mention the idea that Sunday is the Sabbath Day is a matter of some debate. Sulgran 05:29, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
Can't the server(s) just be disconnected from the internets? Or turned off? Human 22:09, 22 April 2007 (EDT)

If that is so, then maybe the front page could ask people not to edit or use Conservapedia on a Sunday. Or administrators could set a lead and example by not working on Sundays.

The problem with that is if the administrators don't work on Sunday than it would essentially be a free for all day for vandals. Sulgran 05:36, 18 April 2007 (EDT)

How do you mean vandals? This is an encyclopedia. (And how do you get your 'signature' on the end of each posting, please?)

Which version of the Sabbath should be kept though? Many sects believe it to be a Saturday rather than a Sunday. Making everybody stop on Sundays, would be good as it would force the semi-believers to do the Right Thing; I suspect they might complain about it though. (Signature: The swirly thing in the buttons, tenth button from the left.) --Jeremiah4-22 06:15, 18 April 2007 (EDT)

To make a signature use this ~~~~. From Wikipedia®:

==No==Exwikipediaperson 14:21, 6 August 2014 (EDT)

Vandalism is any addition, removal, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia.

The most common types of vandalism include the addition of obscenities to pages, page blanking, or the insertion of bad (or good) jokes or other nonsense. Fortunately, these types of vandalism are usually easy to spot.

While Wikipedia and Conservapedia do have many differences their basic definition of vandalism is applicable here. Sulgran 06:34, 18 April 2007 (EDT)

Thank you. John11:35 09:48, 18 April 2007 (EDT)

No, but...

There should be an edit rule (suggested but not enforced - a guideline), that after six days of frantically creating, improving and discussing articles, and contributing to these magnificent debate topics, an editor should take a day of rest and go outside. Sysops and admins could work out a rotating schedule so they don't all accidentally rest on the same day. Human 22:07, 22 April 2007 (EDT)


1. Well for one your question is flawed the sabbath is NOT sunday.
2. its a long story but you'll need to read your bible on what happened to the sabbath.
3. again read your it okay to do good or evil on the sabbath or sunday?

--Wally 20:05, 26 June 2007 (EDT)

For who?

The Sabbath was instituted for the nation of Israel and was contained in the Mosaic law (Exodus 31:16, 17). Observant Jews, especially Orthodox Jews, continue to observe the weekly Sabbath (usually from sunset Friday until sunset Saturday).

  • Christ Jesus set the standard for doing good work on the Sabbath when he healed the sick, much to the chagrin of the Pharisees who tended to be rigid in their interpretation of work. Jesus responded that just as his Father continued working, so he continued working. (John 5:5-17)
  • Romans 10:4 states that Christ is the end of the Law (see also Galatians 4:9-11 and Ephesians 2:13-16). This means that Christians are no longer under the multitude of rules and regulations associated with the Law, but can have an approved standing with God based on Christ's sacrifice.
    • Christians are still bound by the principles contained in the law as noted by Jesus himself when answering a Pharisee's question as to the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:34-39). Where the moral standards set out in the Ten Commandments, and other portions of the Mosaic Law, are restated and thus binding on Christians in the New Testament; the sabbath law was not included.

BibleBrown 18:37, 15 December 2007 (EST)

I don't think so. I already find it hard enough to get time to do stuff before the stupid editing locks come on. --m s s b 5 7 // blah ! // this was my fault 18:51, 15 December 2007 (EST)

In my opinion...

I must agree with what Sulgran said, it does seem that doing such a thing would be hard. However, if it can be done, then I fully agree with it. T2master 20:35, 19 December 2007 (EST)

Not so fast...

First Jesus made His remarks in the context of a situation that required urgency, secondly it would not be appropriate to enforce a one-size-fits all policy on an issue like this; it should be left to the individual. Qwestor 15:51, 22 December 2007 (EST)

Right, it's up to the individual. For most of us, Conservapedia is enjoyment. I don't think hobbies and enjoyment have ever been banned on the Sabbath. Some small sects do ban the use of technology, such as automobiles, on the Sabbath.--Aschlafly 15:59, 22 December 2007 (EST)
I concur with both of you gentlemen; as long as one doesn't forget the reason for Sunday in the first place. --JohnJustice 22:16, 14 November 2012 (EST)


I would say that contributing to Conservapedia and dedicating one's self to the site is a way of helping push God's word to the masses. This should surely be allowed on the Sabbath day? JNeumann 08:17, 14 November 2012 (EST)


Not all Conservapedians are religious. RaymondZ 11:43, 28 December 2012 (EST)