Of all my pet peeves, one of the biggest is when Religion and Gaming mix. These two almost always collide in some horrible form that’s bad for everyone, Christian and Gamer alike.
Now, I’m not Christian, per se, but I do believe in god, however, I don’t let that mingle with my judgement as a gamer (My one true religion). Unfortunately, some people who don’t even PLAY games find it somehow their right to pass judgment on perfectly good entertainment. They ought to spend their time and energy trying to shut down the porn industry or something (No they shouldn’t, I like porn too much.), not dampening the gamer’s spirit.
I digress, however. This week, the long awaited Spore came out in retail – the much hyped god game by Will Wright in which you take a creation from Cell to Creature to Tribe, City, and even Space. Basically, you ARE god. Surprisingly, though, this isn’t what has one supposed Christian upset. Playing god? This is okay. But EVOLUTION? THAT’S A NO-NO, MISTER!
Let’s take a look at various selections from the blog that claims Spore is a sin against God.
‘This entire game is propaganda aimed directly at our children to teach them evolution instead of creationism, or “intelligent design” if you go for stupid PC terms.
The object of the game is to evolve from a “spore” into demon-like intelligent space creatures that violently take over the galaxy. Such as this one below’
Below was pictured a very early screen of Spore featuring a rather beastly looking fish creature.
So, propaganda? Don’t make me laugh, Spore isn’t teaching anything. It’s called a game mechanic, it’s used to make it fun. Every heard of that? Fun? Probably not. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t be to thrilled if it popped me down, told me to just make something out of thin air, and then run with it without any further advances. You see this in a hell of a lot of games. Leveling up in RPGs, speaking of which, this is probably the same kind of person who would say Pokemon is of the devil.
Second of all, the object is NOT to create ‘demon-like’ creatures to ‘violently take over’ the galaxy. While you can if you want to, you can NOT pin that on the game, only the user playing the game. for all the game cares, you could make a cuddly teddy bear and spread peaceful diplomacy throughout the galaxy, the game does not care, EA does not care, Will Wright might care a little bit but I doubt it.
And 8,500 employees at Electronic Arts to corrupt a child’s mind.
8,500 people all working together and not a single one with enough Jesus to stand up and say what they are doing is wrong.
It makes me sick.
I don’t see what’s so wrong here, Spore isn’t corrupting ANY child’s mind. A child innocent enough to be that easily influenced would be too young to have the sense to bridge together Spore and evolution. All they’re going to see is the opportunity to make a really funny looking thing, and let’s be honest, if that’s somehow wrong then you’d better get to banning play-doh, crayons, and paper.
You would think that as a member of the Episcopal Church, a smart man like Will Wright would not be capable of creating Spore. However, we must be reminded that the Episcopal Church is the only church in america that ordains homosexuals on a regular basis.
It makes sense that a perverted church would cause a man to make the creations he has in this game. It just may be that evolution is not the only thing to fear this game teaching your children.
Line has been crossed, this person is now the epitome of Christian arrogance and ignorance (And I know the majority of you aren’t like this, but the ones that are piss me off to no end.). The author had absolutely no place bringing the snide comment on gays in to the post. If you want to dislike a Church, be my guest, I’m not fond of a few myself, but don’t you dare fucking base it on whether or not they condemn someone for their sexuality, you stupid mother fucker. Yes, I am rather sensetive about this subject and no, I’m not gay myself.
Also, the final comment seems to give off some air of PUT ON YOUR TIN FOIL HATS OR GET BLASTED BY THE EPISCIPALIAN WAVES. THEY’LL MELT YOUR BRAIN.
Today EA’s stock is down almost a dollar.
I hope that the information about Spore I am making available helped in some small way.
Now you’re trying to obstruct an entire business based on one game. Pretty sure that’s illegal somewhere.
If you create a character that functions badly, and you can not eat, or fight, or move fast. You have difficulty surviving. Thus you must through trial and error select a design that works. Which is the fundamental “survival of the fittest” theory behind evolution.Additionally, if you choose an omnivore creature, and eat only meat. Guess what? You evolve into a Carnivore.
God did not create us through trial and error. He did not make millions of mistakes until deciding on the final concept. Each of his concepts were perfect on the first try.
There is fossil proof of evolution. Are you seriously disputing this shit? Really? Reeeeaaaalllyyyy? I believe in god, but I’m just fine with the idea that he sort of sits back and lets the peices fall in to place based on what we do. If that weren’t the case, species wouldn’t go extinct.
Alright, I’m done, any more of this is just going to irritate me needlessly. Here’s a link to the site if you feel like sounding off yourself. They welcome comments with a condescending ‘I hope someday you’ll find the truth.’.
Do us all a favour, stop pretending you’re the voice of God.