When did I have to become an atheist to enjoy gaming?...

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...and why I will not be returning the the escapist.

Let me just say that, for the most part, I enjoy the escapist. It has great shows, great articles and isn't afraid to give a little personality to the industries press releases. 60% of the time, I'm laughing along with yahtzee, bob, and jim.

And, this is very important, it's 40% that has me leaving.

Whenever the escapist manages to stick to gaming, I love the site. Anytime it points its nose towards politics or religion it feels necessary to take as many pot shots at members of faith as it can. In articles and shows that the entertainers/columnists produce don't stop at "I disagree with the opposing viewpoint." No, they then go on to air out all their personal baggage or sardonically list the things they'd rather do then give them an inch of credence.

These columnists have EVERY right to hold and evangelize their beliefs. The problem is, as a consumer, it gives me the impression that I'm just not wanted. If every columnist at the escapist paints religion as a community of illiterate hate-mongering douche-lords, regardless of their actions as a whole,I'll take the hint.

I come to the escapist to get the latest in gaming news and entertainment, not have the very core principles I have chosen to build my life upon mocked. And as there are plenty of sites on the interwebz for me to get my fix of news, I would simply like to remind the editor(s) of the escapist that they need to look at their product and community as a whole and discern what message they are actually giving me the consumer.

I think you're blowing it all out of proportion.

R&P may be full of anti-theists, but I just don't see it in the official Escapist material.

^ this

I don't think I've ever seen any blatantly anti-religious content on here, sure occasionally one of the contributers might make an irreverent remark or two, and some of the news items high-light religious nutjobs. The former is generally for entertainment value, the latter generally deserve to be mocked.

Eleuthera:
^ this

I don't think I've ever seen any blatantly anti-religious content on here, sure occasionally one of the contributers might make an irreverent remark or two, and some of the news items high-light religious nutjobs. The former is generally for entertainment value, the latter generally deserve to be mocked.

Except when they talk about those nut-jobs, they talk as if they represent all of the religious community. Heck, one person even implied that because I'm religious I have no choice but to support people and organisations with backwards views such as the ones that the nut jobs put out.

TKretts3:

Eleuthera:
^ this

I don't think I've ever seen any blatantly anti-religious content on here, sure occasionally one of the contributers might make an irreverent remark or two, and some of the news items high-light religious nutjobs. The former is generally for entertainment value, the latter generally deserve to be mocked.

Except when they talk about those nut-jobs, they talk as if they represent all of the religious community. Heck, one person even implied that because I'm religious I have no choice but to support people and organisations with backwards views such as the ones that the nut jobs put out.

Not knowing what article you're refering to I can't really comment. But my guess is it was a forum goer who said that and not a contributor/staff-member.

Eleuthera:

Not knowing what article you're referring to I can't really comment. But my guess is it was a forum goer who said that and not a contributor/staff-member.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.383717-Is-this-an-atheist-forum?page=2#15199092
I had thought by, "Contributer" you meant someone who posted on the forums.
No, it was not a staff member, I doubt that even if a staff member thought that they'd ever say it. But the amount of anti-religious attitude from users on here is still somewhat disturbing.

TKretts3:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.383717-Is-this-an-atheist-forum?page=2#15199092
I had thought by, "Contributer" you meant someone who posted on the forums.
No, it was not a staff member, I doubt that even if a staff member thought that they'd ever say it. But the amount of anti-religious attitude from users on here is still somewhat disturbing.

Yeah, sorry. By contributor I meant people like the LRR crew and Yathzee, who contribute to the site but aren't (full-time) employed by them.

That specific thread went south in a hurry I agree, but as @evilneko said "R&P may be full of anti-theists...", R&P doesn't mean the entire site. So, as far as the OP is concerned staying out of 'the basement' should take care of most of the problem.

Jinxey:
If every columnist at the escapist paints religion as a community of illiterate hate-mongering douche-lords, regardless of their actions as a whole,I'll take the hint.

Your post would be much more impressive if you could actually give us some examples. 40% of the time? I can't remember even one example of a columnist saying "Ha-ha-ha, all Christians are f*cking silly"....

Could you do that? Could you find some examples?

Jinxey:
I come to the escapist to get the latest in gaming news and entertainment, not have the very core principles I have chosen to build my life upon mocked.

Might I ask you what religion you follow?

And btw, people here mock the Singularity and Libertarianism too.

TKretts3:

Eleuthera:

Not knowing what article you're referring to I can't really comment. But my guess is it was a forum goer who said that and not a contributor/staff-member.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.383717-Is-this-an-atheist-forum?page=2#15199092
I had thought by, "Contributer" you meant someone who posted on the forums.
No, it was not a staff member, I doubt that even if a staff member thought that they'd ever say it. But the amount of anti-religious attitude from users on here is still somewhat disturbing.

But there are also plenty of people who speak out against anti-theism on these forums, including quite a number of atheists. There's bad apples with every bunch of people, no reason to leave.

And Danyal, people only make fun of Libertarianism because it is such a hillariously naive system. You thought communists were deluding themselves? You aint seen nothing yet, mate.

Bassik:
And Danyal, people only make fun of Libertarianism because it is such a hillariously naive system. You thought communists were deluding themselves? You aint seen nothing yet, mate.

Christianity:
The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

If Libertarianism is hilariously naive and self-delusional, what is Christianity?

Btw, I disagree with big parts of Libertarianism. I want social security, I want affordable health care for all, people should pay high taxes for owning 'capital' and education should be paid for by the state.

"But Danyal, that means you're not a Libertarian/Objectivist!" If religious people are allowed to blatantly ignore the biggest part of their holy scripture, I'm allowed to ignore half of Libertarianism and still call myself a Libertarian.

Danyal:

Bassik:
And Danyal, people only make fun of Libertarianism because it is such a hillariously naive system. You thought communists were deluding themselves? You aint seen nothing yet, mate.

Christianity:
The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

If Libertarianism is hilariously naive and self-delusional, what is Christianity?

An ancient religion with many different affiliations, each more different then the other, based around the teachings of Christ and the Old Testament?
But that's just my interpretation, off course.

[quote["But Danyal, that means you're not a Libertarian/Objectivist!" If religious people are allowed to blatantly ignore the biggest part of their holy scripture, I'm allowed to ignore half of Libertarianism and still call myself a Libertarian.[/quote]

That's not how religion works. Some denominations got rid of the Bible all together and just follow whatever Christ taught them.

Bassik:
An ancient religion with many different affiliations, each more different then the other, based around the teachings of Christ and the Old Testament?
But that's just my interpretation, off course.

That's not how religion works. Some denominations got rid of the Bible all together and just follow whatever Christ taught them.

1. Christ's teachings are still far from modern and harmless
2. And why can't Libertarianism rid itself of whatever defines Libertarianism?

Danyal:

Jinxey:
If every columnist at the escapist paints religion as a community of illiterate hate-mongering douche-lords, regardless of their actions as a whole,I'll take the hint.

Your post would be much more impressive if you could actually give us some examples. 40% of the time? I can't remember even one example of a columnist saying "Ha-ha-ha, all Christians are f*cking silly"....

Could you do that? Could you find some examples?

I think he might be referring to Jim Sterling's jabs at Chick Fil-A in a couple of his recent videos. Yahztee has also made a couple of jokes at the expense of religious people, but that is all I can think of.

OT: Quite frankly, one religious person to another: you are way too easily offended and need to grow a thicker skin. Seriously.

Danyal:

Bassik:
An ancient religion with many different affiliations, each more different then the other, based around the teachings of Christ and the Old Testament?
But that's just my interpretation, off course.

That's not how religion works. Some denominations got rid of the Bible all together and just follow whatever Christ taught them.

1. Christ's teachings are still far from modern and harmless
2. And why can't Libertarianism rid itself of whatever defines Libertarianism?

Because it wouldn't be Libertarianism anymore but something else? I mean, pollitical ideology and religion may overlap some of the time, but they are two very different animals.

Now back to the topic at hand, OP, I think a lot of people recently got kind of pissed off at the religious right for oppressing homosexuality. I know I am, this shit also tries to fly in my own country, altough it appears the government, including the Christian Democrats, want to put an end to it.
I know you don't speak for all Christians, that would be impossible. If you are all of equal rights and respect that not all people are willing to adopt your values, we're cool, man.

And if not, I will criticize you for being a close minded bigot, not for being a Christian. I think most people on this forum think like that.

Wow, it's like people are just out to ruin my day or something. In a single thread I've got people mocking my religion and my political beliefs. And I know that eventually Blahb is gonna come on to this thread and bitch about his ignorance of libertarianism. R&P hates me today.

OT: Most people here aren't bad, it's just that the anti-theists are particularly vocal, and few commenters are particularly knowledgable about religion here (though few people are anywhere to be completely honest). Just learn to ignore the threads you know will piss you off, a lesson I hope to learn some day.

Danyal:

"But Danyal, that means you're not a Libertarian/Objectivist!"

Objectivism and Libertarianism are two entirely different things.

Libertarianism, generally speaking, is the belief that the government shouldn't be able to tell you how to live (which I wholeheartedly agree with), and that government involvement in economic matters is bad (which I don't).

Objectivism is self-justification for being an incredibly selfish fucking asshole.

Danyal:

1. Christ's teachings are still far from modern and harmless

Please tell me what that was actually taught in Scripture by Christ himself is harmful. I'm not talking stupid Leviticus shit, I'm talking actual Jesus quotes here.

BTW, I'm not a believer by any stretch. I'm a full-fledged atheist. That doesn't mean that what Christ was reputed to say isn't all that bad.

BreakfastMan:

Danyal:

Jinxey:
If every columnist at the escapist paints religion as a community of illiterate hate-mongering douche-lords, regardless of their actions as a whole,I'll take the hint.

Your post would be much more impressive if you could actually give us some examples. 40% of the time? I can't remember even one example of a columnist saying "Ha-ha-ha, all Christians are f*cking silly"....

Could you do that? Could you find some examples?

I think he might be referring to Jim Sterling's jabs at Chick Fil-A in a couple of his recent videos. Yahztee has also made a couple of jokes at the expense of religious people, but that is all I can think of.

OT: Quite frankly, one religious person to another: you are way too easily offended and need to grow a thicker skin. Seriously.

Man, Yahtzee makes jokes at the expense of everybody. His videos are not for the terminally uptight.

Donuthole:

Danyal:

1. Christ's teachings are still far from modern and harmless

Please tell me what that was actually taught in Scripture by Christ himself is harmful. I'm not talking stupid Leviticus shit, I'm talking actual Jesus quotes here.

BTW, I'm not a believer by any stretch. I'm a full-fledged atheist. That doesn't mean that what Christ was reputed to say isn't all that bad.

Sore cheeks? A startling number of shirtless folk? Long walks with strangers?

Donuthole:
Objectivism is self-justification for being an incredibly selfish fucking asshole.

Is that just *RAAARGH INSULT* or can you rationally explain that accusation?

Donuthole:
Please tell me what that was actually taught in Scripture by Christ himself is harmful. I'm not talking stupid Leviticus shit, I'm talking actual Jesus quotes here.

BTW, I'm not a believer by any stretch. I'm a full-fledged atheist. That doesn't mean that what Christ was reputed to say isn't all that bad.

Matthew 5, Sermon on the Mount

27 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."

"So you're watching porn? YOU'RE GOING TO BURN IN HELL and you could better gouge out your own eye!

31 "It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

"Your marriage isn't working and you decide to divorce? ADULTERER!"

17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Epic Literalism and Fundamentalism!

Matthew 6

19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

24 "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

"You want a healthy balance between work and religiosity, between the physical and the metaphysical? IMPOSSIBLE! BLASSSSPHEMERRRR!

Danyal:
SNIP

Yeah, so? What does this prove? That people who take the bible literally word for word are screwed up in the head? We already knew that. We also know that most people don't take it literally but allegorical or something like that.
What you are doing is similair to judging Americans as if they are all rabid tea-party members.

Bassik:

Danyal:
SNIP

What did you 'SNIP'? The Bible quotes from the post above you?

Bassik:
Yeah, so? What does this prove?

Donuthole:
Please tell me what that was actually taught in Scripture by Christ himself is harmful. I'm not talking stupid Leviticus shit, I'm talking actual Jesus quotes here.

Bassik:
That people who take the bible literally word for word are screwed up in the head? We already knew that.

Matthew 5

17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Are you saying that Jesus is screwed up in the head?

Bassik:
We also know that most people don't take it literally but allegorical or something like that.
What you are doing is similair to judging Americans as if they are all rabid tea-party members.

Do you people even know what that means? "It's symbolism" or "it's an allegory" doesn't mean "you can blatantly ignore it".

Allegory is a device in which characters or events represent or symbolize ideas and concepts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegorical

How can this...

But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

...mean something modern and harmless in an 'allegory'?

evilneko:
I think you're blowing it all out of proportion.

R&P may be full of anti-theists, but I just don't see it in the official Escapist material.

I think not relating with the community is a perfectly valid reason for living. I wouldn't expect an atheist who isn't interested in debating every second of every day to hang around religious forums.

Danyal:

17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Are you saying that Jesus is screwed up in the head?

Are you saying that Jesus approved of the Bible as the piece of holy literature to represent him? Last I checked, many parts of the Bible weren't even written until long after his death, and it wasn't compiled until at least 300 years after. I think it's quite a leap of logic to say he was referring to the Bible as "the law," considering he didn't even know his words were going to be written down.

Lilani:

evilneko:
I think you're blowing it all out of proportion.

R&P may be full of anti-theists, but I just don't see it in the official Escapist material.

I think not relating with the community is a perfectly valid reason for living. I wouldn't expect an atheist who isn't interested in debating every second of every day to hang around religious forums.

Yeah, but the anti-theists here are easily avoided - stay out of the obvious flamebait threads, and you'll hardly even notice them. Besides, the OP seems to be saying that the material produced by/for the Escapist is biased against their religion (which I've never seen any sign of personally), not the forums.

Revnak:
Wow, it's like people are just out to ruin my day or something.

Didn't I already do that in a different thread by being pointlessly pedantic? ;-)

Jinxey:
Whenever the escapist manages to stick to gaming, I love the site. Anytime it points its nose towards politics or religion it feels necessary to take as many pot shots at members of faith as it can. In articles and shows that the entertainers/columnists produce don't stop at "I disagree with the opposing viewpoint." No, they then go on to air out all their personal baggage or sardonically list the things they'd rather do then give them an inch of credence.

have you actually got any examples of this you can show us? I've never noticed a single instance of this happening. Saying "I'm leaving and I shan't return!" just means nobody is actually going to believe you, because you're avoiding explaining yourself.

Danyal:

What did you 'SNIP'? The Bible quotes from the post above you?

Yeah man, I didn't want to clutter up the thread.

Are you saying that Jesus is screwed up in the head?

What, Jesus believed everything written in the Bible, including the stuff that was not yet written? I highly doubt that.

Do you people even know what that means? "It's symbolism" or "it's an allegory" doesn't mean "you can blatantly ignore it".

What do you mean with "you people"? I am not a Christian, but aparently, yes you can ignore parts of the Bible. Many denominations in the Netherlands acknowledge that the Bible is written by human beings and therefore fallable. Not all protestants are like those reformed clowns, you know.

Allegory is a device in which characters or events represent or symbolize ideas and concepts. [/quote[
What, you think I am some dimwitted idiot who doesn't know what he is talking about? I'm not saying I think it's an allegory, I'm saying lots of Christians believe it to be that way. Again, atheist here, but not an anti-theist.

How can this...
[quote]But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

...mean something modern and harmless in an 'allegory'?

I was talking more about the flood and the snake thing, you know, the mythology. That bit you quoted looks suspiciously like bronze age laws, and I think many Christians today recgonize it as such.
Seriously, you come off as an intelligent person who knows what he is talking about most of the time, but now you sound like someone who is only vagueley aware of religion and didn't bother to study it more in depth.

EDIT: I got to get rid of this Rimmer avatar, people seem to take me less seriously ever since I got it, for some reason.

Lilani:

Danyal:

17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Are you saying that Jesus is screwed up in the head?

Are you saying that Jesus approved of the Bible as the piece of holy literature to represent him? Last I checked, many parts of the Bible weren't even written until long after his death, and it wasn't compiled until at least 300 years after. I think it's quite a leap of logic to say he was referring to the Bible as "the law," considering he didn't even know his words were going to be written down.

Not the Bible of course, but 'the Law or the Prophets' sounds like Moses and his laws etcetera, like Leviticus.

"Not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear" doesn't sound like Jesus disapproves very much of literalism and fundamentalism.

Compare this to what Buddha supposedly said...

"Yes, Kalamas, it is proper that you have doubt, that you have perplexity, for a doubt has arisen in a matter which is doubtful. Now, look you Kalamas, do not be led by reports, or tradition, or hearsay. Be not led by the authority of religious texts, not by mere logic or inference, nor by considering appearances, nor by the delight in speculative opinions, nor by seeming possibilities, nor by the idea: 'this is our teacher'. But, O Kalamas, when you know for yourselves that certain things are unwholesome (akusala), and wrong, and bad, then give them up...And when you know for yourselves that certain things are wholesome (kusala) and good, then accept them and follow them."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_science

I don't think Jesus says such things, he sounds way more like the opposite of that. Now, if you can find a Bible quote or Sura where Jesus or Muhammad says something like this - GREAT! No really, that would be epic and would change my view on Abrahamic religion.

Danyal:

And btw, people here mock the Singularity and Libertarianism too.

Unfair, I don't remember mocking your horrible backwards beliefs even once!

..And wait, you switched image to Jesus and a German flag?

OT: Can't recall any staff-member of contributor saying anything anti-religion except Yahtzee, but he rips on pretty much everything.
So, if you want to leave, leave..Or just hang around the Gaming Forums, should be easier.

Realitycrash:

Danyal:

And btw, people here mock the Singularity and Libertarianism too.

Unfair, I don't remember mocking your horrible backwards beliefs even once!

I'm offended! Now I will leave those forums!

Realitycrash:
..And wait, you switched image to Jesus and a German flag?

Lol, you're the first one to notice. Do you remember not hearing me last week?

And it isn't Jesus, it's Danyal.

Bassik:

Danyal:

What did you 'SNIP'? The Bible quotes from the post above you?

Yeah man, I didn't want to clutter up the thread.

Are you talking about the Bible quotes or...

Bassik:
I was talking more about the flood and the snake thing, you know, the mythology.

...the flood and the snake things?

Bassik:
What, Jesus believed everything written in the Bible, including the stuff that was not yet written? I highly doubt that.

Lilani responded to the same thing :)

Bassik:
What do you mean with "you people"? I am not a Christian, but aparently, yes you can ignore parts of the Bible. Many denominations in the Netherlands acknowledge that the Bible is written by human beings and therefore fallable. Not all protestants are like those reformed clowns, you know.

But this isn't just a random Bible quote. This is from the Sermon on the Mount. *Jesus is speaking*

And still, it's what Donuthole asked for.

Bassik:
What, you think I am some dimwitted idiot who doesn't know what he is talking about? I'm not saying I think it's an allegory, I'm saying lots of Christians believe it to be that way. Again, atheist here, but not an anti-theist.

How can this...

But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

...mean something modern and harmless in an 'allegory'?

I was talking more about the flood and the snake thing, you know, the mythology. That bit you quoted looks suspiciously like bronze age laws, and I think many Christians today recgonize it as such.

You said you were talking about the Bible-verses I quoted. It's not bronze age law, It's Christ speaking.

It's really confusing if you call yourself a Christian and say you love the Bible if you completely disagree with loads of stuff Christ said.

I'm not going to say I love and follow Ayn Rand and think she is send here by God, the almighty omniscient creator of Everything while disagreeing with half of what she said and half of the fundamental concepts of what she thought.

And if I were to do that, I would properly explain that I disagreed with half of what she says.

Bassik:
Seriously, you come off as an intelligent person who knows what he is talking about most of the time,

Thank you.

Bassik:
but now you sound like someone who is only vagueley aware of religion and didn't bother to study it more in depth.

You sound like someone who doesn't properly know what he's replying too. Matthew 5-7 isn't bronze age law. You asked me 'what does this prove' while you could just read what Donuthole asked me to prove.

Wait, you do realize that you jumped into a discussion with Donuthole and that we weren't talking about Cosmic Zombie Jesus anymore?

Bassik:
EDIT: I got to get rid of this Rimmer avatar, people seem to take me less seriously ever since I got it, for some reason.

You might be right and it sounds like a good idea :P

The OP's previous post have included:

Calling atheism a religion.

And implying that use of the scientific method (and thus atheism) is a source of a genocide because the nazis used it to experiment on the Jews. The use of eugenics means science caused the genocide.

Implies that atheists have a "church of science".

I can see why this might make some atheists very angry. Legitimately. Maybe they should have been more polite to you though. Those things annoyed me somewhat too.

evilneko:
I think you're blowing it all out of proportion.

R&P may be full of anti-theists, but I just don't see it in the official Escapist material.

Agreed. The worst this site is guilty of is biased forum moderation, some of whom it appears moderate out of their own biases, and some of whom moderate simply out of whatever the majority bias among forum users is.

I don't follow Escapist contributors other than LRR, Bob Chapman, and Yahtzee closely, but they have always been quite professional when it comes to religion.

People are welcome to post where they want (I expect my own participation will wind down when I get busy again) but to accuse this staff of having anti-theist contributors is just nonsense.

Danyal:

Realitycrash:

Danyal:

And btw, people here mock the Singularity and Libertarianism too.

Unfair, I don't remember mocking your horrible backwards beliefs even once!

I'm offended! Now I will leave those forums!

Realitycrash:
..And wait, you switched image to Jesus and a German flag?

Lol, you're the first one to notice. Do you remember not hearing me last week?

And it isn't Jesus, it's Danyal.

Dan, I try to avoid hearing you whenever I can.
..Erhm, anyway, what about last week? Haven't noticed much.

Jinxey:
In articles and shows that the entertainers/columnists produce don't stop at "I disagree with the opposing viewpoint." No, they then go on to air out all their personal baggage or sardonically list the things they'd rather do then give them an inch of credence.

Source it. Hell, just come up with five clear cut examples of this.

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