Premier (who do the radio) have launched a thing called ‘Cpanel‘, which describes itself as ‘the UK’s first online panel of Christians’. The idea is, to put it simply, that people who want to know what Christians think will contact Cpanel, who will ask Christians what they think and then tell the people who are asking what it is that Christians think what Christians think. According to Inspire, (where I found out about this) “Through Cpanel, a major opportunity exists for Christians to influence the nation’s leaders and policy formers over many issues of concern”.
Various points that I would like to make:
1) Christians who offer their opinions will be paid £2.50 per 15 minutes of survey time. It seems to me that this could be quite lucrative for those with long drawn out opinions, especially if you can do something else which also earns you money at the same time. If you are prone to waffle whilst multitasking then “sign up pronto” would be my advice.
2) Cpanel is a very silly name to have called it. If you search for Cpanel on the internet you will find that it is one of the main control panel systems for websites and therefore everything on the internet about Cpanel will be about website control panels. It is a bit like calling it ‘Google’ or something. There again, some words do have two meanings. Like ‘sprout’, or ‘undertaking’.
3) The problem with the idea is that in general Christians do not agree about anything, therefore finding out ‘what Christians think’ is going to a bit difficult. A bit like herding ants.
These points might not be that well thought out as I am still not 100%, though I am better than yesterday when I was about 63 or 64%. Thanks for all the kind messages.