As the title says, I should perhap clarify my statements previously. Being a gamer, or specifically a roleplayer; I am viewed by some as a minion of the devil for playing such evil. I, on the other hand view those people with sadness and regret.
I say this, because since the 70’s roleplaying; specifically D&D at the time was ostrisized by certain religious organisations. This was based on nothing more then a skewed view and misinformation, misinformation that was bluntly hypocritical. I don’t believe in God or the Devil, they are fictional characters from a book of fables. Just as the characters I play are fictional imaginings, I bring to life with my imagination and role-playing.
So how can they critisize me for the imagined worlds I play in, when they are doing exactly the same in reality? The reality is, they can believe in whatever they want; as far as I am concerned. If they want to believe that God is a 2 foot dwarf with blue skin and hairy feet; good on them. However, when that belief puts people’s lives at risk; that is when I have a problem. When people like Pastor Jones puts British and American troops lives in danger; he has gone too far. He shouldn’t just be made to apologise, he should be prosecuted for Inciting a Riot, Racial Hatred and Culpable Homicide; should one soldier die because of his actions. Religion is not a justification for these kinds of actions, it is an excuse for hatred and narrowmindedness.