Help write this section: Forward
The goal is to make this section coherent, comprehensive, and readable by the broadest demographic possible. In this debate either ask questions, offer constructive criticism or create improved versions.
The FREE PRESS BIBLE is a special sort of Bible. It is in a very important sense non-religious. It is emphatically non-sectarian, and by virtue of it's promoting owner/users to modify it in whatever way they desire, it is in essence authentically non-denominational. It differs from predominate collections in that it was designed specifically to be modified, continually updated and personalized by ordinary people. It is meant to inspire readers and owner/users to collect, create and prioritize their most valued texts, documents, and recordings how they see fit. It is meant to be useful to people who think of themselves as anti-religion or simply have no particular religious affiliation, as well as those who do consider themselves religious. It is meant to contain articles that the owner/user wishes to identify with, and also articles that show aspects of ideologies they are opposed to and fighting against. It is meant to contain symbolic expression of strongly held sentiments and philosophical ideals, prioritized in a unique way by any individual who works to adapt it to their purposes. It is meant to be published in such a format that derivative and competing works can be easily made by anyone so inclined. It is meant to be not only a book, binder and journal, but also a set of tools that encourages and better enables people to respectfully and safely compare their strongly held beliefs with each other. It is meant to promote the preservation and expansion of intellectual rights. It is meant to help owner/users become and remain philosophically self critical. It is meant to provoke open controversy and debate on as broad a scale as possible. It is meant to be criticized. It is meant to become a catalyst for cooperation and collaboration among people that have common values. It is an expression of faith in symbolic language's usefulness and intrinsic goodness. It has been put together collaboratively utilizing peer influence. It is meant to be entirely non-sexist. It is a joint product with a software based content creation/selection and archiving system, operating freely and openly according to creative commons, open source and GPL standards and principles as both a personal binder, (Bible) and personal media management tool.
I hope you find this approach as inspiring as I have and to meet you soon as an opponent.~ atypican
additional content to be incorporated to this section follows:
This publication is designed to make it easy to maintain and develop:
1. A printed collection and/or
2. A privately and/or publicly stored digital media collection
It consists of a printed product (perhaps you're holding it now) which is an heirloom quality journal binder with replaceable pages. And a software product which is a bundle of Open-source/GPL computer software tools that make managing/building a rich collection a breeze. Besides the software product and the binder, there is a promotional website http://www.freepressbible.net
This website is where the promotional release is developed. The whole point of the Free Press Bible Project is to stimulate self guided instruction. The layout and articles chosen for the promotional release were chosen with that in mind. It is however impossible to create a publication that doesn't reflect the biases of it's authors. In it's defence however. Free Press Bible contains no content that isn't easily removed or modified by owner/users who may find it objectionable.
Besides being able to Change the content of your own collection, Any owner/user (and the public at large) can express concerns about how the promotional release might be improved. Articles contained in the promotional release are on display in an open public debate forum where objections to the content can be brought up and addressed, and new articles can be presented for consideration. There is no need to visit www.freepressbible.net unless you are interested in helping to develop the Free Press BibleTM product, or you want to safely store articles in the public archive. There is no Free Press Bible organization to join. Nevertheless, if you have ideas that you think can broaden the appeal of the “self-canonization process” please share them.
The Free Press Bible Project is designed to make use of the latest developments in information sharing technologies. Free Press Bible's aim is to make apparent the unprecedented opportunities emerging as our ability to share information continues to develop.
The Free Press Bible Process is designed to be enhanced by but not require internet access, or a computer.
Build your collection from anywhere in the world and keep it safe even if your primary copy is lost or destroyed. Possible without ever accessing a computer.
The Free Press Bible forums are accessible from anywhere in the world and exist for one purpose. So that improvements to the promotional release can be continually made by exposing proposed improvements to public scrutiny, critical review, and thoughtful perspectives and input.!!!
(no forums other than to leave PR open to pub scrutiny...too much risk of becoming a sect rather than a pub)
The article selection process for the promotional release of Free Press Bible is to have open ended debates during which articles in question (officially all of them)can be independently evaluated in light of various perspectives. It's up to you which you find most valuable and/or convincing, (if any at all).
Free Press Bible is essentially a way for you to freely and easily keep and maintain a collection of personally valuable recordings. It's easy to recognize that the making of a recording is an attempt to improve upon our natural memory function.
The value in that lies in the promise of being able to better learn from history.
The most important set of recordings are those in your own mind. Should they be of poor quality, or arrangement, they won't serve you as well as they would if they were refined and prioritized through deliberate thought. Free Press Bible is largely about the kind of thoughts YOU want to give priority to.
This collection is for improving yourself and the way you think in a self guided manner.,,no need to use FPB unless you'd like to help promote it (the underlying self guided process) and you think the FPB brand is still effectively doing that. Many people already get the gist of it and have been “compiling their own collection” all along. Some in a more accountable sense than others
Free Press Bible asserts and makes use of historically unprecedented intellectual rights (such as the right to freedom of religion) only recently being realized as electronic information technology develops.
The process of maintaining a collection of valuable recordings is a continually evolving ancient tradition with deep roots traceable in every culture.
Free Press Bible is not an ordinary publication. It is a fully customizable set of tools. The most basic of these tools is the printed product which can be used either independently, or in conjunction with is digital media based counterparts.