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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 8:44PM walkstar said

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"Age of Mythology 2"

(thanks reddit)

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 9:00PM Birk said

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We have some real believers here!

-Birk

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 9:36PM Poeg said

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It's amazing the harsh criticism of the game just because it's based on something you don't believe in. There are a lot of books out there I don't believe in I wouldn't even bother making fun of or being so judgmental. And they call bible believers hypocrites!

It's amazing no matter how things change they still remain the same. For your sakes, you better hope you're right.

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 9:52PM smg77 said

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@Poeg

What if you have it wrong? What if the ancient Greeks were right and Zeus is up on Mt. Olympus pissed off at you for worshiping a false Christian god?
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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 10:14PM Tizmah said

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@smg77 Umm..Didn't you hear? Kratos beat the snot out of him.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 10:43PM DrewIW said

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@Poeg

How many of those other books have caused so much hatred and strife? How many have been used as the justification to deny people their basic rights?
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 12:29AM Birk said

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...Right. As cool as it is to bash the bible and complain about how much strife organized religion has caused over the years, I hardly think that this is the place to debate such a thing.

Blood on the hands of those that have used Religion as a conduit for violence, but it hardly seems fair to attack someone's spiritual beliefs for a few cheap laughs.

-Birk
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 1:46AM smg77 said

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@Birk

It's hard not to laugh at these developers, though. They made a game called "The Bible Online" and expected it to be successful?
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 3:49AM zgomot said

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@DrewIW Tell it like it is, brother!
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Posted: Dec 5th 2010 9:39PM psycros said

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@DrewIW : um, the Koran? By a factor of ten or so? And what exactly do you mean by "human rights"? You mean the ones that originated with "thou shalt not kill", which were codified into the US Constitution only a little over two centuries ago? Every protection enjoyed by Westerners stems directly from the Christian values my country was founded on, a fact that anti-Christian bigots work tirelessly to erase from the history books. There have been a fair number of atrocities committed in the name of faith, but they pale next to the ones committed by atheists. And in almost every case of so-called "religious" violence, you will find the true motivations were to gain land, power or wealth - usually all three. Almost any philosophy can be perverted to produce enslavement and a disregard for human life - just look at modern liberalism, for example.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2010 12:34AM Maraq said

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@psycros
"Every protection enjoyed by Westerners stems directly from the Christian values my country was founded on, a fact that anti-Christian bigots work tirelessly to erase from the history books"
Dude, really? You really think we needed to wait till the 17th centrury before an athiest knew "Killing = bad"? C'mon, seriously?
Do you realise how retarded that sounds?

"There have been a fair number of atrocities committed in the name of faith, but they pale next to the ones committed by atheists."
Ummm... no. Try again. athiests per se are not a "group". We simply "dont believe". Its a non stance. We only exist because you "thiests" target us historically, and since secular authourity is on the rise and seperating itself from religion now we can simply reply to you and say "No, now go away", and then you cry we are "anti-christian bigots". Thats rich lol. But if there was no religion athiests would simply be people, there would not be anything to give the word meaning. We're all, you and me just people, and there is no fairy god father, just us. Sooner you realise the better we can all get on and gocus on what we have in common, our humanity.

"And in almost every case of so-called "religious" violence, you will find the true motivations were to gain land, power or wealth - usually all three"
Yes, religion is particulary insidious however, because even after greed has been satisfied religion must constantly need bolstering with mind slavery and brainwashing. it doesn't stop with the war or other atrocity. religion is actually a very weak idea, which is why it needs threat and bribery to survive and brainwashing via repetition to survive. Its only possible because we are descended from apes and have pattern matching brains that dont always recognise false positives. But we're getting there :)
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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 10:06PM Tizmah said

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Jeez...It's hard to think of one. The Bible Online seems the best.. Maybe The Bible Online then a subtitle would help? Like The Bible Online Journey to Canaan or Egypt?

Well, anything with "Bible" in it yields millions of items...

Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 10:33AM Heraclea said

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@Tizmah

The Bible Online is pretty high concept. On the other hand, the Bible software "Online Bible" has been around since software was carved into clay tablets, so I can see their point about search engines.

How about....

"Crucified: The Seventh Plague"
"In Search of Gomorrah"
"Assault on Canaan"
"Dungeons of the Nephilim"
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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 10:31PM (Unverified) said

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Well, "Final Fantasy" is a pretty resonant name, so I'd take a leaf from that and give it the accurate and catchy name "Initial Fantasy".

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 11:03PM Ayenn said

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@DrewIW

All of them.

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 11:13PM Sorithal said

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Apparently people feel the need to comment negatively when they could easily just skip over this article.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 2:57AM Jesspiper said

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@smg77

Try that with Francis Collins, Georges LemaƮtre and Sir John Polkinghorne. I'm sure you're much more intelligent than a physician-geneticist, astronomer and theoretical physicist because you're not religious.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 4:05AM Dril said

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@Jesspiper

What's your point? I could show you any number of intelligent people of any or no religion. All you prove by your comment is that you're incapable of logically defending yourself and your faith; rather, as in your other comment, you just say names and figures without any real justification.

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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 11:25PM Nether said

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Is this even available in the U.S.? I've tried to sign up but it always says it's not available in my region.

Posted: Dec 6th 2010 8:47PM Saerain said

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@Nether Ironically, the US is just about the only developed nation that wouldn't mostly laugh it out to sea.
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