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Narcissistic Rage: Of Game Admins and Presidents (LSP #175)

Reading Time: 10 minutes To borrow a phrase and wreck its meter: ‘the time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to speak of many things: Of shoes and ships…’ And narcissistic rage, of dysfunctional game admins and extremely seditious presidents. In the case of those last two items, these two groups have some very important traits in common: their narcissistic desire for attention, the mind-boggling extremes to which they are both willing to go in order to get it, and their catastrophic rage when it is denied. Today, Lord Snow Presides over how I learned to spot narcissists in a game I once loved.

Posted inGaming, Religion

Beware: Esports Is the Big New ‘Mission Field’

Reading Time: 7 minutes Christians have wrecked their credibility in so many places that it’s getting hard for them to find new ways to prey upon the unwary. But wait! They think they’ve found one that has not yet been sullied by their overreach and insensitivity. Today, let me show you the newest ‘mission field’ Christians want the flocks to prowl: esports!

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Christian Games, Incomplete Participation, and Suspension of Disbelief

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, we talked about authoritarian Christians in terms of roleplaying games. And now, I want to show you where the metaphor leads: suspension of disbelief. Authoritarians require complete participation in their Happy Pretendy Fun Time Games. Otherwise, they lose suspension of disbelief and everything goes higgledy-piggledy. Today, let me show you why authoritarian […]

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Batman vs. Germ Theory (LSP #156)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hello and welcome back to Lord Snow Presides (LSP)! We’re all done with Frank Peretti’s grueling slog of a Christian pipe dream, This Present Darkness. To kick off our reboot, I thought I’d begin with something Mr. Captain was talking about the other day. It’s the reason he just can’t take Christian evangelists seriously. I liked his take on […]

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How Ray Comfort’s Parachute Analogy Fails

Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi and welcome back! I recently ran across a news article on a Christian site about Todd White, one of the trendy hip pastors lately in evangelicalism. In it, Todd White preached about how he’d realized he was Jesus-ing all wrong. And he’d figured this error out with the help of none other than Ray Comfort! […]

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That Time Someone Tried to Revitalize an Online Game I Staffed

Reading Time: 9 minutes Revitalization efforts tend to fail because once a group is solidly entrenched in a particular way of behaving and thinking together, it’s almost impossible to create lasting change in its members. Long ago, I learned that lesson in spades on an online game. So today, let me recount for you that time someone tried — and failed — to revitalize a game we played.