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The Bible On... Pokemon?

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The Bible On... Pokemon?
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Catching them all just may lead you to hell. Perfect for a Sunday.
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Hits: 9219 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.8 | Category: Funny | Date: 01/22/2012
 
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HiEv
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 542 Posts
Sunday, January 29, 2012 7:32:06 AM
@CrakrJak: Considering how the market tanked, and how much enjoyment I've gotten out of my collection, plus the return I`ve gotten selling the cards, I`d say I`m WAY on the plus side compared to where I`d most likely be if I invested it in the stock market.

Anyways, your problem is with addiction when it gets to the point where you`re getting yourself into trouble, so you need to stop putting the blame on everything else, and deal with the real problem.

Also, comparing M:tG to tobacco is patently absurd. Tobacco has chemicals in it that cause *physical* addiction. That`s a HUGE difference.

And let me restate my previous point so you can understand it: there is nothing *inherently* evil about having fun. I thought you`d recognize what I was implying.

By your logic, anything addictive is evil, and anything fun can be addictive, therefore fun things are evil.

Yaezakura
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 431 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:01:55 PM
That is highly subjective. one person's `fun` can be another man`s evil.


Then all one has to do is clarify it with "There is nothing evil about having fun that causes no quantifiable harm to others".

I have no problem saying I`m addicted to Pokemon. I`ve played literally every Pokemon video game ever released, and plan to continue that pattern for the foreseeable future. Pokemon Black is in my DS as I type this. I used to play the trading card game, but quit when WotC tried to kill it and never managed to pick it back up again. I`ve watched every episode of the anime.

And if anything, Pokemon is a positive influence in my life. I actually met my lover due to our mutual love of the games. And we talk about them regularly to this day. And if I sometime decide to give it all up forever, I won`t regret a dime I`ve spent on it--the series gave me a lot of entertainment for a long time. Who can ask for more from a hobby?

ReBoot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 229 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:09:46 PM
but casinos, breweries and tobacco manufacturers get rich because they get their customers hooked. MTG and Pokemon are no different in that regard.


Booz and tobacco = chemical dependency

that's decidedly different from pokemon
if you want to call it an addiction then it`s a mental dependency which again can happen with literally everything people encounter.


CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16866 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:43:00 AM
HiEv: Heck, if it wasn't for my Magic the Gathering collection I might have ended up being homeless.


Think about how much more money you would`ve had, had you invested that money wisely.

[quote]There is nothing wrong with paying for something that entertains you.[/quote]

When it takes over priority from other parts of your life, yes there is something wrong with it.

[quote]If you let something interfere with your life like that, then the problem isn`t with that thing, the problem is with YOU.[/quote]

Partly true, but casinos, breweries and tobacco manufacturers get rich because they get their customers hooked. MTG and Pokemon are no different in that regard.

[quote]There is nothing evil about having fun.[/quote]

That is highly subjective. one person`s `fun` can be another man`s evil.

Genocyde
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 711 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 11:29:58 PM
Stretching wayyy out...waaaaaayyyyyy out....lady...get real. It amazes me how many people will blame something like Pokemon or Harry Potter. It's not your cruddy parenting skills noooooo. You`ve found the solution to your problem, congratulations.

Honestly if it were for better parenting, they wouldn`t have to worry about any of this crap would they. I kinda got that from the fruit that the tree bears bit.

kthnxbai!

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