This amusing article chronicles the experiences of a secular writer who takes offense at SPORE's assumption that atheists lack the moral compass required for nonviolence. The author also comments on the fact that SPORE's portrays belligerent and religious civilizations quite similarly, with the economic path being the most benevolent of all.
"Upon purchasing my retail copy of the highly publicized 'God' game, (pun intended, kids!) I decided to follow my secular humanist inclinations and create a race of totally non-violent duck-badgers, whom I intended to evolve to the point that they could one day rule the galaxy relying on nothing more than decidedly un-holy trinity of benevolence, knowledge, and industry. That was the plan, anyway. Sadly, it was not to be."