Catholic missionaries have always trekked to remote parts of the world to spread the word of God. Now they are being encouraged to go into the virtual realm of Second Life to save virtual souls.
Yes, God is coming to PS3 Home.
That's what I was thinking while reading this. This may be worse than in-game ads if it spreads (which many people complain about).
That could be a big undertaking. I've seen a few blatant Christian servers in some games and they always need to moderated closely 24/7...
At least in a virtual world we should be able to poke them in the eye with a crucifix
so much for tolerance.
What is the big deal if they goto second life.
it aint about tolerence, it is about having the god squad invade ANOTHER aspect of life they should just leave. If i want to go to church i will go, if i want to be told what i should believe then i will go to church. I dont want someone trying to force their beliefs on me. I dont go into a church saying how they should all be atheist
just like the real world, in the virtual world you can ignore them. If they try to whisper or send you a message about loving Jesus just type /ignore. Really it is not that difficult. They have just as much right as you do to go into the online world.
That response would make sense if it weren't for the fact that religious groups CONSTANTLY attempt to censor all aspects of society that they deem inappropriate. If they can get offended and try to shut off and censor certain aspects of society, they why can't we in turn get annoyed with their activities and try to shut them out as well?
Most of these religious groups are total hypocrites when it comes to things like this. They're supposed to be entitled to go wherever they want "spreading the word", yet at the same time they claim the right to protest and seek to ban out anything they deem inappropriate by their own standards. The perfect example is the church of england taking action against sony because of the resistance stage in that church in manchester. If we're supposed to just "type/ignore" their intrusive actions, then they in turn should just "type/ignore" anything they find immoral and seek to ban. Churches should either keep out of popular culture or quit trying to ban everything they don't agree with. You can't have it both ways.
I am expecting a Spanish invasion of Second Life to root out the heretics and burn them at the stake
I know they have the right too. it dont mean i should have to listen to religious stuff while playing games. I dont like people trying to tell me what to believe. Also, what would the reaction be if it was a different faith?, say Muslim? I am guessing a slighty different one
depending on the faith, I think reaction would be the same. The anti-semitics would do what they can to get the Jewish faith off of second life. The anti-Muslim would do the same. And so would the anti-Christian/Catholic.
Your right, you should not be forced to listen to religious Ideals while playing a video game. However when I played WoW I did not like getting whispers from gold farmers so what I did was a /ignore.
Just like in real life you have the ability o ignore people with the message you do not want to hear. Case in point if you do not want to hear what I am saying theres an ignore button under my picture.
However my argument is that as long as they follow the guidelines of the game they should be allowed to do what they want. If you want to praise all mighty cacacoco the dreaded sissor monster from dimension 8 3/4 then by all means go for it. Just do not break the rules.
When will these ignorant people understand that the dark ages are over?
When will these b******* stop being a nuisance to humanity?
(BTW I'm only talking about those who wanna convert other people)
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