"Christian bloggers have been given a new set of 'Ten Commandments' aimed at delivering them from the temptations of online arguments," the Daily Telegraph of London reported September 27, 2008, in an article headlined "Bloggers given new Ten Commandments by church leaders."
According to reporter Alastair Jamieson:
The guidelines have been drawn up at a conference in London by the Evangelical Alliance in response to concern at how religious blogs can quickly descend into vitriol.
The commandments, based on those delivered to Moses by God at the top of Mount Sinai, order bloggers not to "make an idol" of their web space, not to misuse their screen name by using anonymity to sin and to remember the Sabbath by taking one day off a week from blogging. They also order: "You shall not use the web to commit or permit adultery in your mind."
Jamieson said, "The Evangelical Alliance is an umbrella group founded in 1846 that represents thousands of churches of most denominations nationwide."