Open Mind Award

Civility can be rare in society; the internet is not much different.  There are a counteless number of bloggers who refuse to consider anyone’s opinion that is different than their own.  The philosophy of these people tends to be: “I’m always right”.

Enter the “Open Mind Blogger” Awards

According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, an “Open Mind” is defined as:

“A mind receptive to different opinions and ideas”

This award is given to Blogs that demonstrate respect towards others, research and consideration of oppossing views, free-flowing conversation with commenters, and an overall spirit of civility and openess.  It is time we recognize such commendable behavior on the internet.

If you win…

  1. Feel free to put the Award badge on your website side menu or wherever works best
  2. Link to this page so that people can easily find the origin of the Award
  3. Write a post on your blog linking to five blogs that you believe blog with an open mind

Here is the Badge Code (for winners only):

<a href=”http://politicsandreligion.wordpress.com/open-mind-award/&#8221; mce_href=”http://politicsandreligion.wordpress.com/open-mind-award/”><img src=”http://www.logomaker.com/logo-images/5ce5478a436aebb4.gif&#8221; mce_src=”http://www.logomaker.com/logo-images/5ce5478a436aebb4.gif&#8221; /></a>

(note, you will have to replace all the quotation marks with your own…for some reason the ones on this blog don’t translate)

Here is what it will look like:

27 Responses

  1. […] He has asked us to pass on this award. I’m going to think about it for a few days and decide then. Thanks again Justin! Popularity: 1% [?] Click on the icons below to submit this post to that site : These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

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  3. Hello,

    Thanks for the award. I am honored.

    Those curly quotes in the code have to be replaced with straight quotes to make it work, at least that was my experience. You might want to warn people.

    Thanks again for the award.

  4. Hi John,
    I’ll try to fix that, thanks for the heads up!

    -Justin

  5. […] Open Mind Award « Politics & Religion […]

  6. […] Posted by Sam D on June 21st, 2007 Yesterday I was honoured by Hells Handmaiden with an Open Minded Blogger Award. […]

  7. What a great idea!
    Hell’s Handmaiden passed an award on to me, now I just need to workout how to fit it in my sidebar.

    Thanks.

  8. thanks Sam,
    I wrote on your blog explaining how

    -Justin

  9. […] I am deeply honored to have been awarded an Open Minded Blogger Award by Hell’s Handmaiden. According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, an “Open Mind” is defined as:“A mind receptive to different opinions and ideas.”This award is given to Blogs that demonstrate respect towards others, research and consideration of oppossing views, free-flowing conversation with commenters, and an overall spirit of civility and openess. It is time we recognize such commendable behavior on the internet. Open Mind Award « Politics & Religion […]

  10. Thank you – it’s a great subjective meme to build a net of civility.

  11. You’re welcome Heidi, I looked at your website and you def deserve it!

  12. Thanks for the nomination. I’ve always considered myself open-minded. Great site!

    I have an old post about “Virus of the Mind” you might want to check out.

    Another Sunday Sermon

  13. Hi Nick,
    thanks for the compliments! I look forward to reading your post “Virus of the Mind”.

  14. Many thanks to Heidi

    http://www.virushead.net/vhrandom/2007/06/22/my-picks-for-open-minded-blogs-in-religionpolitics/

    for nominating my Blog of the Grateful Bear!

    Let me know if I win!

    ~ Grateful Bear

  15. Beautiful graphic, great idea. Thanks to Darrell Grizzle for nominating my site!

  16. Hi Darrell and Carl,
    I really enjoyed your blogs and think you deserve the award. I am happy to see that you were nominated!

  17. hi,
    beautiful idea to put forward. may we all embrace the open minded approach.

    peace!

  18. […] Open Mind Award — The open mind award is a meme-style award given to bloggers that show respect, civility and […]

  19. Justin, your weblog Politics and Religion deserves this award.

  20. haha thanks Justin – I’m flattered that you think so!

  21. Allow me to suggest the weblog of “Spinning Clio” (Marc) for this award.

  22. Hi

    We feature many interviews, debates, book reviews, essays, conversations and links from people all over the religion-atheism spectrum. In fact, we welcome intelligent contributions of any religious/atheism/agnostic opinion, so long as it’s clearly written and contributes something to the debate.
    We’re young, but we’re growing. Check us out and consider us for the award!

    http://religionandatheism.wordpress.com

    RAA

  23. I’m just discovering this award, and I think it’s an excellent idea. Anyone who blogs or belongs to a listserv knows what an uncivil place the web can be. The online disinhibition effect (the tendency of people to engage in hostile interactions when they are not inhibited by face-to-face contact) is an unfortunate side-effect of the growing Internet community. Recognizing civility through this award goes a long way to reinforcing the virtues of critical thinking as well as critical listening.

    Thanks for sponsoring it.

  24. This award is a great idea. Civility is a virtue in any genuine community and the award promotes that.

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