Atheist Creates Game for Fun and Prophets

June 3, 2008 -

A University of Virginia graduate student has created a game to "give voice to the atheist community" according to a sketchy report by Roanoke's WSLS-10.

The game designer, who declined to give his name over fears for his safety, told the TV news:

Atheists have never really had anything to speak for them like this.  It’s the general atheist premise that the world might be a better place without some of those religions... It’s the idea of being able to go back in time and sort of nipping the problem in the bud.

According to the report:

The object of the game is to stop the spread of Christianity and Islam by murdering Abraham and the authors of the Bible, before beheading Muhammad.


GP: We know nothing of this unnamed - and apparently amateur - game beyond the WSLS-10 reports. However, given that Islamic tradition disapproves of depictions of Muhammad, it can be expected to cause a much wider controversy should it be released.

Beyond that, it's unclear how depicting the killing of Abraham and Muhammad would "give atheists a voice."


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the developer is known as ejz

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lol who knew people made games to troll people?

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I'm buying a copy as soon as it is available!

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Wow, I really don't think this game is actually going to shed a positive light on atheists, don't necessarily agree with their beliefs as can be applied by my name but I hardly doubt any of them would travel back in time to kill them or share the same desire with the designer of this strange game.

And sorry for going into the whole religious thing but I just can't help it, there are some Christians who support evolution as a way of showing how perfect we turned out or something along those lines and how everything just clicked, others believe evolution is wrond mainly due to the fact that would make man in the biblical sense not special, on the same level as a animal.

I'm a little skeptical with my religion but I choose to believe it with my primitive foolish mind XD, anyway there is plenty of science that disproves the existence of God but theres also quite a bit of science that supports the existence of God, well assuming you've never watched the privledged planet from Nova or something explains how the Earth is just the right distance from the sun and how Earth is like the only planet that is like so than any we know so far and all this other crap and stuff that I forgot, strangely enough the video wasn't really religious in any sort of way.

I can understand the skepticism of atheists on the existence of God with everything happening in their lives and of those surrounding them, hell I had shit happen to me too, but I still believe in God, even if alot of people would find the whole Bible to be just ridiculous.

As people have said before me, religion is pretty much a way for people to have a explanation of things that are happening in their world, but its also a way for people to have hope and some comfort in their lives, don't get me wrong, just cause you believe in God does not mean everything is just gonna a freaking paradise with animals frollicking around, I know plenty of fellow church members, myself included who have had shit happen to them, hell thats one of the main reasons some of them came to religion, the desperate and the ignorant(Don't really mean this in a bad sense although I think I'm insulting myself)

It may seem incredibly stupid to alot of people but I would just like to believe that after all the shit in my life that there will be paradise after my death as corny as that sounds(no, I am not going to blow my brains out to be with God), I mean who wants to believe that theres pretty much nothing after death, just nothing at all, just staying in the dirt for all eternity, hell that shit sounds my depressing than the bible XD

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"I'm a little skeptical with my religion but I choose to believe it with my primitive foolish mind XD, anyway there is plenty of science that disproves the existence of God but theres also quite a bit of science that supports the existence of God, well assuming you've never watched the privledged planet from Nova or something explains how the Earth is just the right distance from the sun and how Earth is like the only planet that is like so than any we know so far and all this other crap and stuff that I forgot, strangely enough the video wasn't really religious in any sort of way."

What supports the existence of God in this post? If we were on Mars and it happened to be the "Perfect" distance from the sun to support life, we'd be saying the same thing! Not to mention the only reason we don't have evidence of life outside of earth, *which would be the final nail in many Christian's Coffins as far as belief would go* is because we havent invented the means to travel to another STAR, let alone another Galaxy. Our particular Solar System has 8 Planets (Now that Pluto isnt a Planet.. WTF?) So, we happen to be on the 1 planet out of 8 that is capable of supporting life. NOW, given that there are MILLIONS of stars in our Galaxy, and MILLIONS of Galaxies around the Universe,  if even 1 out of every BILLION Stars has even 1 planet, * I believe my numbers are probably conservative, there is probably many more planets than I'm accounting for*, And our solar system has a 16% chance of supporting life. That would mean there are MILLIONS of other planets out there capable of supporting life. Needless to say, regardless of whether its this planet, or Planet 0x567r32wd3r in the OmegaBlarg Galaxy, Life is bound to happen. We aren't some miraculous thing, Just a statistic.

 

 

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"So, we happen to be on the 1 planet out of 8 that is capable of supporting life"

I don't want to be an ass, but aren't earth and mars the only ones capable of supporting life? I mean other planets are gaseous, too hot, etc. to begin fathoming life, even microscopic. Earth and Mars are just in range of temperature and design (geographically) to support life, albeit microscopic on Mars, but it's something!

"We aren't some miraculous thing, Just a statistic."
Good point, but I think the need for religion is a way of satisfying that greatest of human fears, death. With a promise of an afterlife, and in some religions, an omnibenevolent, omniscient, omnipotent god, who cares for ones existence, and cares for each human, it helps soother that traumatic end. I mean, i'm Catholic, baptised young, went to Catholic schools until college, I've had a lot of people try to challenge, and present views that we are just a statistical fact, and in some views, an anomaly, in this great big universe. But I feel to each his own, I don't push my views on others, and I appreciate when they don't push either.

"Not to mention the only reason we don't have evidence of life outside of earth, *which would be the final nail in many Christian's Coffins as far as belief would go*"
*playing devil's advocate*How? We only have passages of a higher power's involvement here, on earth. We haven't heard stories of involvement in other areas, be they planets or entire galaxies. If it came to pass that there was other life, it could add more to our beleif. Another species (may or may not look like us) that experiences the same plight, life death, and the attempt to prevent it. Who knows, they could have a similar beleif system to one of our numerous religions, according to you, statistically, it could happen.

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I am aware of all the incorrect spelling and grammer in my last post, I was in a  bit of a rush.

 

I apologize to anyone who found my post to be offensive(atheist or hidu Bhuddist or whatever)

And to the staff of GP, if my post was too off topic then I apologize for burdening you with my post and I would like to say that your site is quite fascinating and that the staff at GP are doing a excellent job!

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Okay sorry for wasting even more space but I meant to type "Hindu" or Bhuddist or some other religious group

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I can't believe such low-grade journalism actually provoked some of you into religious debate. Out of the hundreds of comments this article received, there are only a few which question the "source."

This whole news piece is extremely sketchy...so painfully dishonest, I e-mailed Lindsey Ward about it:

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I viewed your recent report about a "new video game's objective" via affiliate WAVE3, and I was so deeply disturbed by misinformation presented, I couldn't help but want to set the record straight.

I'd prefer to think you've been had by the lunatic you gave a voice to, as your piece was quite misinforming and truly harmful...not only to University of Virginia students, but also to videogamers and athiests across the nation.

Regarding whomever you interviewed:

- I HIGHLY doubt this person was really athiest. The dead giveaway was his recognition of Abraham. His words and demeanor scream caricature, and he attempts to speak for a whole group of people falsely.
- If he really worked with 40 other UV students (a claim that was made in the broadcast I viewed, but oddly is absent in the internet version of your article), someone would have brought him down to Earth. You literally invited ridicule of the entire student body, considering nobody's gonna really know who this crazy guy is, that's if he's not a personified straw man to begin with.
- Nobody has heard of him or his game, yet he gets to remain anonymous while having his "game" advertised in your segment? No offense, but that reeks of propaganda-level unprofessionalism and/or naivety.

Actual facts regarding videogaming:

- Commercial games developed nowadays require dozens and sometimes hundreds of developers working in unison. Even the "indie scene" of gaming requires at least a team of 2-3 people to develop and create a game that _could have the chance_ to be purchased by the average consumer.
- 99.9999999% of the gaming community had no idea of, nor any interest in, the game discussed in your piece. Even the discussions over your report are devoid of interest in the game, and I can assure you I'm not the only skeptic of the bunch.
- The ESRB has worked to keep violent/mature games out of the hands of children for almost 15 years now...the sign of the times has actually been games "growing up," not becoming fodder for joke interviews (disguised as social commentary) with men of the cloth.

Hopefully, the real facts will eventually come out, and/or this insultingly misled attempt at controversy will be rightfully ignored. I sincerely hope you were duped.

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<end of email>

I was nice as possible about such a slanderous, unsupported, and irresponsible piece of flimsy journalism. I'd much rather hear about Colleen Stone's work, than some supposed lone "developer" who is too cowardly to stand by his.

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Anytime anyone comes up with an ORIGINAL idea everyone gets all suspicious lol

And i love how everyone is questioning if the developer is even an ATHEIST?!

And i love how you call him a coward when you can't recognize a PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE when you see one! (if you were him would YOU give out you name and address lol)

After reading all this crap i am finally going to chime in here:

I will let you in on something - this game has been in the works for YEARS (first person shooters are not made overnight) how do i know this? because I am one of the programmers he had hired to work on this and there is more than me.

If the screen caps and interview were not enough for you wait till you see the TRAILER (maybe that will finally shut you the hell up)

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How is it that People are comparing a belief in Christianity to a "Belief" in Atheism? I am an atheist, and I can assure you, Im not the kind of person to "Believe" anything without a fairly large amount of substantial evidence, and Im sorry, but there is a TON more evidence pointing towards the Non-existance of god than the his existance. Even just thinking Logically for once, which, for some reason, I find it difficult to believe that so many people in the world can't do this, which is a more plausible choice:

A: All life in this world is the way it is because it changed slowly over time, adapting to thier environments and changing to cope with thier need for survival, much like the human body does with it's enviroment, both short term and long term. There are still many dormant instincts and natrual behaviors in the human body that exist from a more primitive existance that have been slowly becoming less and less active as time goes on. (For example, the Appendix. Evidence suggests it used to be a second "Helper" stomach used to help digest the raw protiens in animal meat, However, over time, it has evolved to little more than a dormant flap of flesh)

Or B: Theres a magical guy in the sky who controls every facet of every creatures existance from the day you are born to the day you die, and by using your thoughts, you can talk to this guy, even though he doesn't talk back, and ask him for things that never really get delivered.

Face it, religion is nothing more than a lingering facet of human's need to understand whats going on around them, and primitive humans who didn't have the means to explain the universe chose instead to believe in magical stories and people. As science expands and grows and continues to explain the "unexplainable" you can bet that Religion will follow the same way as the Appendix... It will become a peice of history, utterly useless, and nothing else.

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I sure hope athiests don't use Spore to make some stupid point.

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I myself an atheist, am ashamed of this designer. This game will not give us a voice, but will give theists a false representation of our beliefs. The only thing thing that will come from this are messages of intolerance and bigotry.

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This is rather strange. I was expecting this to recieve a roar of praise from atheists who read this, but all I see is people being reasonable. Rather strange indeed.

In all seriousness, though, this guy really paints a bad picture for you atheists out there. Not to mention that the concept is rather idiotic. I could go back in time and kill Richard Dawkins and Charles Darwin, but I don't think that would help my cause much. 

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Don't lump Darwin with Dawkins. Darwin made a great advancement in the biological sciences and gave a mechanism by which natural history works. Dawkins used this finding to justify his own atheism. Evolution has nothing to do with God.

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This is just hilarious.  You Americans get so agitated.  No wonder your economy's fucked!

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oh, please tell us where you live. I want to know why it's so much better there.

Do you live in one of the countries dying of poverty and famine? Or maybe it's one in the middle east that can't stop fighting with another neighbor? Or maybe you're just euro trash? please enlighten us oh master of cultural knowlege.

 

 

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And you non-Americans get so passive. No wonder you live in pathetic, weakening, nanny-states!

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I'm from the UK and I agree with both your comment and the OP.

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If atheists leave atheism behind, they can have a voice.

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There's the good and bad in every group... there always hatred as there will always been love.

Not really much way around it really... the biggest issue is people notice the hatred more so then the good.

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You know, I realize this has probably been said but allow me to repeat it since I'm not going to bother reading every reply here.

Does anyone else find it tremendously ironic when people become Atheists because they dislike that the major religions constantly try to make everyone convert....and then the same atheist proceeds to talk about how much better the world would be if everyone was Atheist and starts trying to convert everyone?

It is the same exact mentality.

Personally I was raised Baptist but turned out more Deist.

But it cracks me up seeing people use the same mentality they claim to hate.

Oh and to the guy a few posts up above.

The reason the comparison to Hitler is invalid is because Hitler doesn't have tons of followers who actually use his teachings to better their lives without hurting anyone.

I'm from New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina met dozens and seen thousands of people who used their faith in Jesus as a reason to come down and help out.

They didn't ask about peoples faith, they didn't preach, they just helped.

Christianity is not just Fred Phelps and Jack Thompson, Islam is not just Osama Bin Laden.

For every psycho who uses religion as motivation to hurt people, there are hundreds or thousands who use it as motivation to help people.

 

 

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Oh, and hey, since we're tossing religion into this, I believe in god. Not the god of an organized religion, but my own beliefs. Don't call me "spiritual" though. That word is stupid beyond belief.

 

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Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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Wow, that's subtle...

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i do seem to remember an RTS that you played the role of a christian where you would convert people or smite them ( i don't remember the name and the game sucked so much it didn't get attetion) as for the part of giving them more bullets to fire at atheism it doesn't matter for they always have enough, for i have ridiculed, shunned, scorned, and looked down upon for my beliefs or lack there of and a small part of me embraces this idea so i can shoot back, however i would rather not actually wanted released for it would breed intolerance

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I believe it was called "Left Behind" or something like that. You could try to convert non-christians, or you could just shoot them, althou I think there was some sort of penalty for doing that.

 

-GRIZZAM PRIME(c)is property of the U.S. Marine Corp. Wetworks Dept., and also The Incredible Hulk-GRIZZAM PRIME is not to be associated with GRIZZAM 512 or any other GRIZZAM entity under penalty of law, so sayith ZARATHOS.

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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The game got Left Behind...at the store shelves from what I hear.

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it is really INSANE we live in a country that would actually SELL 'LEFT BEHIND' IN STORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(and i'm sure refuse to stock 'ATHEIST')

i've even heard of 'left behind' being sent to the troops (!)

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Okay I've just watched the video and the first thought that occurred was "Bullshit"

Not the game concept, the report itself. I saw 2 static & generic images that was about as inspecific as you can get & unless I'm missing some religious imagery, looked like a guy's back & a field. Add to this a vague description of a concept & no mention of the game style, is it RPG, action, platform, driving the back to the future car for religious themed GTA style vehicular homicide? No mention of a website where you can get more information either. Finally there was no potential identification, now this may be exactly as he claimed, that he's worried about a backlash and thats not unreasonable but then wouldn't they have distorted his voice a bit?

 

If we never hear about this again, I'll not be surprised. I hate to sound like the "OMG teh newz iz teh conspirasiez" kind of person but this seems less like a wanker trying to get his 15 pathetic minutes of controversy-driven fame and more like a news station realising that it's been a slow week & trotting out a hastily put together filler. A google search of +game +"university of virginia" +"atheist community" reveals only 2 hits relevant to this issue, one is this page and the other is the news page that this page links to. You'd think that the student would at least have a webpage up explaining his concept & showing off these images.

 

A hypothetical what-if examination of time could be really fascinating when applied to religion & as the anonymous person said earlier, it is a fairly original idea in a marketplace of crap, sequels & crap sequels. Would new prophets have arisen & made the situation 10 times worse out of anger that the old prophet was killed? Would the lack of organised religion perpetuated the sun worship & given us a culture of superstition & human sacrifice? Would the world have turned to kittens & chocolate (Sure this one's not that probable)? If you could go back in time & get them to change their minds or maybe nitpick jesus' sermon on the mount (probably not in that "What was that he said about the greek?"/"Blessed are the cheesemakers?" way) and basically upstage him, that might take the wind out the movement. In fact it'd be really cool if the way you resolved the situation radically altered the outcome, violently removing the prophet leads to a revenge driven religion, upstaging the prophet deflates the movement, talking the prophet into a different view creates a new & less conflicting religion.

In short, if the game is real I'll give it a go and hope that it's good & not just "kill waves of fanatics until you reach the boss fight where you have to shoot the prophet till bulletholes make the shape of his holy symbol"

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Bullshit?? Only two hits?? The story only came out TWO DAYS AGO!! Wow, talk about rush to judgement.

They obviously did not want to give us EVERYTHING at one (that would be just plain stupid and would almost GUARANTEE a 15 minutes of fame LOL)

And if you have half a brain you would figure it to be first person shooter (and that is mohammed's torso not his back lol) and i'm sure they want you to find out all the time-travel and other details WHEN YOU ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME. (do you see rockstar games divulging all their details BEFORE release?)

They obviously will have much red tape in trying to get it out there and still remain safe (from the very religious radicals they are trying to do away with lol *irony*) that is why i believe there is no central website (if an orlando reporter can trace a world-wide computer virus epidemic to a server in some kids dorm at some university in central florida, then i'm sure al qaeda could track their server too)

The shots look good to me from what i can see ... did you really expect everything to "look controversial" lol it looks like a GAME - it is probably alot like halo where there is just alot of wandering around the desert looking for targets (i.e. the shots of the battefield)

The people behind this game are obviously much smarter than you think and games as this (even though there is almost nothing to compare it to) don't tend to go away in people minds after 15 minutes.

I think we WILL see more of this game once video is available - JESUS, JUST LOOK AT THIS BOARD!!!!!

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I was just thinking...

If Hell is the absence of God as some people say, doesn't that mean Hell is therefore a Heaven for Atheists?

And if God sends those who don't believe in Him to Hell, then he will be sending Atheists to Heaven for not believing in Him?

Sounds like a Win - Win situation for all.

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LOL Funky J you are a fucking genius

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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Replacing Christian/Islamic assholes for Atheist assholes.


 

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atheist assholes?? sorry but abraham is the one who started all this shit. lol

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i think it is an AWESOME idea for a game. the idea of eliminating all the suffering and death inflicted by those religions before it happens is anything but "stupid"

and the analogy about getting rid of a young hitler before his rise to power is spot-on

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Hate to tell you, but there are plenty of other reasons people use to justify death and suffering. Get rid of religion and they'll just move on to the next excuse.

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Hah. How incredibly lame.

I'm agnostic. (Since we're throwing our beliefs out there).

Ignoring the religious aspects for a moment... this truly sounds like a stupid game...

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So, that's it?  That's your means of solving your perceived problem?  Incite more violence?

Also, why'd you leave out Buddha and Lao Tzu?  Where's Vishnu?  Do you have something against Buddhism, Daoism, or Hinduism?  Heck, the three can be argued as atheist groups, because it is possible to believe in all three and not follow a God of any sort.  Yet automatically all religions are bad?

Please, just do a little research into what you're fighting so hard against.  I believe that the reason many atheists make the claim is because they haven't actually done any research to see if there is any religion that might be similar to their views.  At least this seems to be the case with most of the atheists I've met in my day.

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The concern is that the Catholic, Christian, and Islam faiths make up the majority of the world. You'd still have thousands of faiths left over if you removed these three, but the total number of believers in those faiths would be smaller than the total number of believers from Unholy Trinity listed above.

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Catholics *are* Christians, you dumbass! It's Jews that are the third Abrahamic religion.

Original and best - go kike pride!

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I wonder if this guy is with the United Atheist Alliance or the United Atheist League.

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Ok time for me to throw a few extra cents into this thread...

My take is this guy doesn't understand what an atheist is or what they represent.  Somehow he got the idea that atheists are against all other religions.  In the interest of avoiding a flame war I won't take that further (I also want to stay on topic).

I agree with everyone that this game concept is retarted.  However, that said, I feel it's retarded when you put the creator's religion in the mix.  What would happen if a historical, religious figure was eliminated?  Many of us have already speculated that someone else would just pick up the torch or that the opposite was true as it appears the creator of this proposed game seems to feel.  That kind of speculation would make for an excellent game storyline.

As I ponder this game idea suggested by the article it makes the similarities between politics and religion more and more clear.  Just recently a movie was finished (the title escapes me at the moment) about the Bush Administration years, only President Bush is assasinated in the movie and then it plays out what would happen after that.  There was a HUGE uproar over this at the White House with everything from a, "Please don't make this movie.", to the, "This movie is a threat against the President.  If you continue we will try you all for treason and threatening the President's life."  What I'm getting at is...  If this game were changed to say eliminating Hitler, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, or George Washington would you still have the same reservations?

This announcement is obviously a publicity stunt as is the idea for the game.  I do wish they'd rethink how they're approaching religion and making Atheism out to be an organized anti-religion group.

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You are a complete an utter idiot. I believe the authors is fully aware of what atheism is and as for "publicity stunt" - if he is not giving his name how could he be 'just looking for publicity.' You have no original input here and the Hitler analogy was made long ago on this and other boards.

now go away. retard.

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Reminds me of the 99% of the atheists i find on the internet. *sigh*

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Hmm funny because 99% of Athiests that I've met on the internet are calm, rational and and just fine with letting them beleave whatever they want so long s you don't try to force your belaefs on them and I actually go to athiest websites

hmm could it be that your talking out of your ass, moronic athiests much like fundies are the minority but their the ones who get noticed.  It is very likly that you've talked to and had discussions with nomal calm athiests who were not inclined to brodcast the fact, quite possiblly to avoid asshats telling them that they are going to hell so no i'd say that 99% of the atheists you talked to were sane and tolerant you just didn't know it.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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lets face it guys this game is not just getting attention for its content

it is because it is a damn original idea and you really don't see game developers doing anything even remotely like this

i think this guy is a fucking genius.

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o i think this going to be much more than a warhol 15 minutes

especially when the trailer hits youtube :)

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well personally i agree with this game - no one ever said at atheists were humanists and if i could assassinate a young hitler i probably would.

and for him to assume abraham to be a real figure, he probably was - *someone* created the judeo-christian religion

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Most, if not all religions (and especially the Abrahamic traditions) are rooted in astrology. Judeo-Christianity is simply a more recent adaptation of previous pagan traditions.

Mithra? Krishna? Osiris? Jesus? All solar deities with almost identical mythologies.

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My flame war senses are tingling!

I guess I should be offended as a Christian,but I really am not that sad.

Like everyone else is saying,this dude is sooooooo obviously to get 15 minuets of fame.

I've never encoutered an atheist before,mainly cause everyone here in Alabama is religious.

 
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Andrew EisenNot to disrespect the current gen of consoles but I find it telling that of the "12 Best Games For The PS4" (per Kotaku), only two are exclusive to the system: Infamous: Second Son and Resogun.09/01/2014 - 4:30pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/01/beyond-two-souls-ps4-trophies-emerge-directors-cut-reported/ MMM MMM, nothing quire like reheated last gen games to make you appreciate the 400 bucks you spent on a new console.09/01/2014 - 4:24pm
Andrew EisenThat's actually a super depressing thought, that a bunch of retweeters are taking that pic as an illustration of the actual issue instead of an example of a complete misunderstanding of it.09/01/2014 - 4:20pm
Andrew EisenObviously, the picture was created by someone who doesn't understand what the issue actually is (or, possibly, someone trying to satire said misunderstanding).09/01/2014 - 4:10pm
Papa MidnightPeople fear and attack what they do not understand.09/01/2014 - 4:04pm
Papa MidnightWell, let's not forget. Someone held their hand in a peace sign a few weeks ago and people started claiming it was a gang sign. Or a police chief displayed the hand signal of their fraternity and was accused of the same.09/01/2014 - 4:04pm
SleakerEither people don't understand that what the picture is saying is true, or the picture was created out of a misunderstanding of what sexism is.09/01/2014 - 3:52pm
Sleaker@AE ok yah that's where the kind of confusion I'm getting. Your tweet can be taken to mean two different things.09/01/2014 - 3:51pm
Andrew EisenSleaker - No. No, not even remotely. The pic attached to my tweet was not made by me; it's not a statement I'm making. It's an illustration of the complete misunderstanding of the issue my tweet is referring to.09/01/2014 - 3:13pm
Papa MidnightIn other news, Netflix states why it paid Comcast: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/29/technology/netflix-comcast/index.html?hpt=hp_t209/01/2014 - 3:10pm
Papa MidnightAndrew Eisen: Sites like Tumblr make things seem much bigger than they are. A vocal extreme minority start complaining and things go as they do.09/01/2014 - 3:09pm
SleakerAre you trying saying that specific costumes are sexist simply by being included in the game?09/01/2014 - 3:03pm
Andrew EisenSleaker - Seems completely cut and dry to me (of course, I wrote it so that's not surprising). What about it do you find confusing?09/01/2014 - 2:25pm
 

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