Posted inGaming, Religion

The Declines of Empires.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Anything that takes effort to build and create can fall apart if it doesn’t get the resources it needs. Online spaces, too, can die; so can religions. The reason it’s so hard to recover from fading glory is because at that point, two things are working against the place, game, or group in question.

Posted inReligion

Their Way or the Highway.

Reading Time: 9 minutes My friend Neil’s been talking lately over at Godless in Dixie about some brouhaha going on in the Southern Baptist Convention that’s been percolating in the religious-world news, and I wanted to talk about it a bit today. (But first: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG The Apostate has been blogging again! Here’s his latest, and […]

Posted inGaming

Victim Culture.

Reading Time: 11 minutes Ever met one of those people who with one sentence changes the whole way you conceptualize something? Today I want to tell you about a couple of times that’s happened to me and what resulted from those shifts in mindset. I’ve told y’all that I used to admin on MUDs, which are the text predecessors […]

Posted inGaming, Religion

How the PvP War Can Shed Light on Creationism.

Reading Time: 9 minutes I was noticing a weird similarity between an ongoing debate in gaming and the one that happened last week with Ken Ham and Bill Nye. In gaming, the hobby revolves around conflicts of some kind. That’s why “The Sims,” as fun and as long-lasting a franchise as it’s been, isn’t really a game but rather […]

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