Should A Christian Play D&D?

Submitted by: ichabod00x 12 years ago
http://www.chick.com/articles/frpg.asp

Site damning D&D for Christians.
There are 44 comments:
Male 148
communists would not stand for this SH*T
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Female 12
It`s scary.I hate articles of the sort.He really believes that the only faith is christianity(and most probably catholicism to be precise)and that if you don`t believe in that,or believe in something else you don`t even deserve to be human.That`s the feeling I get..
And of course the clerics in D&D aren`t catholic priests.They`re not supposed to be!Why on earth would the creators of a game base it on a bible.They could possibly use it as a base for vilains and murder.(I have nothing against christians, as long as they don`t try to oblige me to believe.So don`t take it badly if you are christian,please)

And yes,druids are the "priests" of the pagan era. but what is wrong with that?There is no proof that they did sacrifices or anything of the sort.Just leaders, someone that people could trust.
I don`t know of any D&D players that have been fouly perversed by the playing of the game.Unless you call having friends and bf/gf being perversed..
I wish that peopl

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Female 755
I didnt read the D&D article but the one about masons scared the crap outa me.
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Female 2
I can`t believe there is still such an issue with this game.! I remember when it was really popular and we were told what a sin it was etc that was a long time ago. It`s now 2005 and some still have issues with this game? I guess some will never change and still use religion to get what they want.
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Male 77
People like this really annoy me. They take the bible way to litterally. Even my priest doesn`t take things this serious, and he`s a VERY strict Christian. These guys need to loosen up a little.

I don`t have anything against D&D.

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Male 183
D and D is more than just a glorified video game or board game.

Most rpg video games these days are based on the old D and D style. D and D has been out since the 70s.

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Female 269
Jiriki, not all Christians are stupid. I am a Christian, yet i totally disagree with this person`s view of dungeons and dragons, as well as those other Christian group`s interpretations of spongebob.
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Male 164
For those of you who don`t know much about the Christian religion, going to heaven is more about a trust you have in Jesus. There`s stuff that goes along naturally, but it`s believed you should want to do this stuff anyways when you`re "saved." Trying to give a breif summary without trying to convert you all ;)

Anyways, this guy obviousely doesn`t know his stuff about Christianity if he thinks that god sends people straight to hell for playing a game. Christians believe that you go to hell for not believing that Jesus died for your sins - not because you played a game.

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Female 151
I wouldn`t go so far as to say that "Christians" on the whole are stupid. The Christian in question (CIQ for short), i.e. Jack Chick, is perhaps a little off, though.
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Male 34
D&D is just a much more complicated board game or video game. The differences are purely in scale.

Christians are so stupid sometimes.

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Male 115
Ah, yes, the infamous Jack T. Chick. If Christianity really revolved around his view of things, I`d be going to Hell at least 20 times over.

Though I will admit, as someone who owns the three core AD&D 3rd edition rulebooks, I can say after reading Chick`s garbage that he really did his homework, having at the least thumbed through the 3rd edition Player`s Handbook.

And oddly enough, though I own the three AD&D core rulebooks, I`ve never partaken in activities such as worshipping Satan or sacrificing virgins to pagan gods or hanging myself for letting my in-game character die or stuff like that. And as far as I know, none of my nerd friends did either.

Anyway, it would be nice to shut these modern-day puritans like Jack Chick and Fred Phelps (Mr. "God Hates Fags") up, but that wouldn`t be very Christian of us, would it?

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Male 16
^^ FEW of his comics. Take a read of a FEW of his comics. Oh I lament the lack of an edit button.
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Male 16
Chick is a religious nut. Take a read of a view of his comics, they`re a Pandora`s Box of comedy.
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Female 992
Ok...being wiccan isn`t bad, it`s just like a different religion, like being Muslim or Protestant or something...so what`s the problem? And saying that playing a game turns you "satanic" is silly! ONly very very very weak minded people are suspecible to that...
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Male 26
I agree with this man. Not because of his sick, twisted, bigoted view of Christianity, but that D&D sucks and should not be played by ayone. Yes, I`m kidding. I wouldn`t play it myself, but the idea that playing a harmless game will tick God off so much that he will send an otherwise God-serving Christian into the fiery pools of... stuff in Hell for eternity. Stuff like this makes me feel bad about being a Christian teen. "Prophets" who write this libel makes me look like a close-minded rooster for being a Christian. I can`t remember the last time I really prayed, but I seem to have this CRAZY idea that God accepts good people of all religions and backgrounds, not just Catholic-born WASPs. And for those offended, please call 1-800-7BITE-ME.
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Female 394
Wow...I forget sometimes how rigid some people can be, lol.
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Female 249
i`m a christian.. yet i think he should be up there with those christian groups condeming spongebob!!
spongebob isn`t gay!!
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Male 3,060
it would be SO funny to see the guys face if he were to go to his judgement only to discover that the jewish or buddhists were right.
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Male 3,060
wow. that guy`s a nutjob.
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Male 526
bahahah i laugh at how retarded this guy is... he takes normal things and twists them into being bad, i wonder how many people have become wiccan or whatever from d&d, or any forgotten realms things? like six? people like this make it seem alot worse than it really is and makes people i knows parents get anal about it, this guy sucks anal crevice.
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Male 1,033
Has anyone else noticed that all the women in that cartoon are evil or stupid, and all the men are wise and learned?
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Female 299
Christians should also refrain from listening to music with lyrics, doing the macarena (its based on an old pagan sun dance!), and breathing air outside of a church.
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Female 156
what a load of bullpoo and waste of space.
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Male 214
ooooooooooooh boy. Allright I am a Christian through and through, I follow the bible as best I can and this guy litterally makes me sick to my stomach. I honestly find it impossible to believe this guy has done any good through his hate filled ramblings. He is a terrible representation of a Christian, and alot of what he says is crap, and how he says it is even worse.
On behalf of the Christian population... please realise this guy is a moron ^_^;
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Male 2,372
Here’s a ridiculous D&D comic from the same web site.

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046...

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Male 2,372
This article comes from the famous www.chick.com It is mainly famous for the many little comic books (tracts) you can order...the point being to leave them around town so people can read them to become saved.

Check out the tracts (ls of home page). They show just about anyone who doesn`t exactly follow the author`s beliefs being unceremoniously chucked into eternal hellfire by by a very pissed off Heavenly Father.

The message being, if your gay, muslim, catholic, jewish, a rock musician, a trick-or-treater, a D&D player, a buddhist, or even a christian not involved in the daily fight for souls....boy are you gonna get it when yer dead!

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Male 3,060
yeah. i hate the way fundamentalist christians think (no offense to anybody). those of you who have read my religious posts before know how i feel about this kinda thing.
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Female 122
Are you kidding? How stupid.
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Male 181
coming from me, an extremely strong christian, i kinda agree that this guy is sorta weird(ok, a lotta weird) but what people fail to realize is that the christian teen population is not one to be bashed/made fun of. i dont really see the problem with video games/music just as long as you know your limits and dont let it get to you
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Female 785
*sigh* Who lets these morons have thier own sites...?
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Male 136
"There is hardly a game in which the players do not indulge in murder, arson, torture, rape or highway robbery."

Wow in my games they are ussually combatting those very things and trying to make the world a better place...

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Male 141
Its people like the author that give you religious folk a bad name.
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Male 1,033
"There is hardly a game in which the players do not indulge in murder, arson, torture, rape or highway robbery."

Woooaaaaaah, this guy`s had one saddistic Dungeon Master!

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Male 1,033
"It is important to understand that each of the above magical artifacts exists in "real world" sorcery and witchcraft."

And whom may I go to to ask for a scroll of teleportantion or amulet of magic missles?

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Male 1,033
"However, you need to realize that quite often, players will pick an alignment that is more evil or chaotic because it is more "intriguing." This is much the same as why many talented actors would rather play villains. "

The bible would be really really dull without any villians

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Male 1,033
"do so with foul and abusive language. This, I think, speaks volumes about the spiritual impact of the game. "
I`m sure I could find a ton of teenagers who go to sunday school every week and use foul abrassive language, therfore going to Sunday School makes you cuss
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Male 46
The whole notion that D&D is at least partly to blame for the uprising in wicca and occult beliefs in the 70`s is rediculous. There are other factors to that situation that the writer of this article is missing entirely...

It`s like saying that since the ammount of music people listen to is on the uprise...and crime is on the uprise...we can conclude that the ammount of music someone listens to is directly proportional to how much crime they commit..which is absurd to say the least...

people really need to just pull their head out and stop using religion as an excuse for being ignorant

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Male 39
I love his view of how the Universe works.

"Oh, poo! Gravity will stop unless I keep beseeching God to make it keep working!" :-D

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Female 173
Geez. It`s just a game, not the end of the world. People take things too seriously.
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Male 2,372
Uh ohh, kedgar! Your a Catholic as well? According to these guys, you`re going to hell for shure. :-)

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0082...

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Female 151
"That is all well and good. But it will also take you to hell faster than a greased demon on roller skates."

That`s a really great analogy, but some of the other comparisons that he makes, such as likening D&D to Russian Roulette, are pretty stupid. D&D creates a universe without God in the biblical sense. Ok. So does Candyland. I don`t see any articles about how Candyland is corrupting our children. Why not?

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Female 147
My husband (who leads a Christian gamers community online) gets so frustrated with stuff like this.

If you feel like you shouldn`t be playing it, don`t. If you`re not convicted, then it`s probably nothing to be worrying about it. Sigh.

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Male 87
Yeah.... that`s pretty funny... I`m a catholic and I play D&D... nothing wrong with it.
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Male 183
Link: Should A Christian Play D&D? [Rate Link] - Site damning D&D for Christians.

This site pissed me off. Some people are so narrowminded.

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