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Caesar Slaad

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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2006, 11:44:51 AM »
This could have been an interesting thread too. The weight of prejudice and pidgeonholing has killed it.
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« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2006, 12:03:55 PM »
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This could have been an interesting thread too. The weight of prejudice and pidgeonholing has killed it.

Well, I'd still be interested in seeing a thematic game based on the early church, as per Clinton's description.

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« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2006, 01:57:35 PM »
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This could have been an interesting thread too. The weight of prejudice and pidgeonholing has killed it.


Where exactly is the prejudice and pidgeonholing? I don't think a single one of us here has universally painted all Christians with the same brush, or said that under no circumstances would any christian-themed game be interesting?

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« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2006, 02:45:26 PM »
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Where exactly is the prejudice and pidgeonholing? I don't think a single one of us here has universally painted all Christians with the same brush, or said that under no circumstances would any christian-themed game be interesting?


Not all Christians... or American Christians... are fundamentalists or filled with a fear of the UN (the irony! I see the UN as a well meaning but essentially impotent body.) From page one, this thread has been a rant on the US religious right and the crypto-polical nature of the Left Behind game. I'm just trying to be realistic here and accept that it's going to be pretty hard to divert this thread from that course and discuss the notion of a Christian RPG untainted by that.
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« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2006, 04:08:32 PM »
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Not all Christians... or American Christians... are fundamentalists or filled with a fear of the UN (the irony! I see the UN as a well meaning but essentially impotent body.) From page one, this thread has been a rant on the US religious right and the crypto-polical nature of the Left Behind game. I'm just trying to be realistic here and accept that it's going to be pretty hard to divert this thread from that course and discuss the notion of a Christian RPG untainted by that.



Given how Christianity has been "tainted" by that, there is little that can be done about this.

The point is no one here is claiming that mainstream Anglicans are a gang of looneys who want to blow up the UN building.

And everyone here, myself included, argued that you CAN make good games with Christian thematics or exploring periods of Christian history, etc.

But that doesn't ignore the fact of the existence of a huge branch of American Christianity that is sending their kids to places like Jesus Camp...

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« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2006, 06:04:46 PM »
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The point is no one here is claiming that mainstream Anglicans are a gang of looneys who want to blow up the UN building


Oh really? Rowan Williams was only two blocks away when the planes hit the Twin Towers.  Coincidence? OR CONSPIRACY!?!??
 

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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2006, 12:37:48 AM »
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Oh really? Rowan Williams was only two blocks away when the planes hit the Twin Towers.  Coincidence? OR CONSPIRACY!?!??


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