According to Dutch university graduate Theo Zijderveld, WoW could be considered a religion as it meets the four dimensions required to constitute one by French sociologist Danil Hervieu-Lger's: Community, ethics, culture and emotion.
It certainly seems to inspire similar levels of devotion in some its followers.
Lol, yes, indeed so =) Especially Hordies ;)
I'll be more concerned when Blizzard applys for Church Tax Break status and gets it. That aside, they do have the numbers to be a religion.
For most of the severely demented N4G users, Sony is a religion. So yes, if a company can serve that purpose, so can a game.
then you could argue the same for mircosoft is a religion too...fyi there are more 360 fanboys on this site than their are ps3, look at all the negative/antt ps3 articles, they get approved like hotcakes, while news, and/or anything positive about the ps3 is spammed and removed...right more ps3 fanboys...either way both are annoying...
Well, I am really afraid to say anything here. People seem to be morbidly religious on N4G (yes, I am still upset of losing a bubble on that Islamic RTS game news comment, it was an honest question!). Basically, I think WoW has as much right to be a religion as any set of beliefs. One thing I think it lacks atm is the fact that it's only been around for a short while. Come back after a generation or so! Also, obviously, lots of people in WoW already subscribe to other religions simultaneously...
I'm certainly devoted :) Where do I sign up?
Infidels. You are all infidels. Islam is the light. Christianity is the saviour. Judaism is the school. Go chew on that you racists.
lol, religion, it always makes me laugh.
Community, ethics, culture and emotion. Is this it? Does this mean Halo3 is also a religion? How about Table Tennis? Twitter? Football? Food club? Wine club? Sounds like an atheist view of religion.
Having NEVER played it in my entire life, I can (without doubt) honestly say that 'YES IT IS' a religion, coz it has elfs.
not a religion...it's a cult
Is smoking a religion?
If Dutch university graduate Theo Zijderveld says so it MUST be true!
This is the reason I will never play WoW. The people who play it are crazy. Say anything negative about the game even if it's a legitimate problem and they flip on you because it's their entire life. Not to mention you have 12 year old kids running around going FOR THE HORDE!! every 5 seconds. Most other MMO's have a following but it's not such a die hard fan base that it alienates you.
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