Sep 10 2008

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Don’t make assumptions

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So the first thing I have to do here is answer a few of the points brought up over the night. You will have to forgive me if I don’t get to everything right now, but I haven’t had a lot of time to look over things, breakfast for the family and making sure my son gets off to school comes first.

The first thing I have to comment on is why do I have to be a man? Is it impossible for a woman to have these strong of beliefs on her own, or are those things only reserved for men? The same thing goes for the ability to create a website, people talk about my old fashioned beliefs but overlook the fact that women can be just as savy as men.

Second there are all these calls for me to reveal who I am. I would like to respond to these calls by asking all of you, the reasonable ones or not, to look at the comments I’ve been receiving on here. Look at the death threats, the wishes for great harm to come to me either from natural ways or from personal attacks. I mean as a good Christian woman just the simple number of wishes for me to ‘burn in hell’ is enough to scare me. I would like to ask you all to take a moment and look at my posts, at any point have I ever threaten anyone with bodily harm? I even promise to pray for those that don’t agree with what the Bible teaches us.

So here I am, passionate about my beliefs and wanting to explain myself to others that take the time to read and I am met with nearly all hatred. I am going to pray for everyone regardless, but I don’t think my promise of prayer is equal to ‘hoping I get killed in a drive-by’.

I must say though while I am not surprised by the treatment I have received at the hands of the non-believers, the treatment that hurts me the worst has been from all the people that talk about how Christian they are and then tell me to ‘burn in f**king hell’. It’s these people I think are ‘giving Christians a bad name’ not myself.

I’ve been getting tons of emails as well from people wanting to support me, asking for interviews, or just sharing kind words and prayers. I appreciate these greatly and understand why they are unwilling to post here on the site, given the attacks I have suffered I wouldn’t want anyone else to have to go through these kinds of things like I am.

158 responses so far

158 Responses to “Don’t make assumptions”

  1. Benderon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:50 am 1

    You spelled savvy wrong. That’s so not savvy.

  2. another posteron 10 Sep 2008 at 8:52 am 2

    dont take what they so seriously. they dont actually want you to “burn in hell” or “die in a drive by” they just say that because they think you are crazy and want you to know that they think you are crazy”

    also, about the christians telling you to burn in hell. are you not without sin? why the holier than thou complex? you are no better than anyone else on this earth. so why act like it?

  3. bobon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:54 am 3

    I may not agree with any of the things you believe or are fighting for; however, everyone should have the right to voice their opinion. Unfortunately for you, people today are still angry about the history of Christianity’s rise. Continue on your battle, but don’t be offended if we meet on the battle field as enemies.

  4. Youareanidioton 10 Sep 2008 at 8:54 am 4

    You belong in a cave with the rest of the hardcore religious types. If someone chooses to make a game which bases itself around a theory of evolution then good for them – no one asked you to go and buy it. If you want to live in the stone age, believing in an omnipitent being in the sky for all that you are incapable of understanding then good for you. Just be a good nutjob and stay off the internet – its for people who wish to live in this century.

    I also love the fact that the Google ads section is advertising spore! Good job there…

  5. Greg Wildon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:54 am 5

    I’ve got absolutely zero respect for those making threats, being a pacifist and all, but your crusade agaisnt EA is nothing less than laughable. If Churches and bookshops can distribute the bible, why can’t the gaming world develop a tool for teaching people a theory as possible as Creationism?

  6. Gavinon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:55 am 6

    You muppet if anything spore teaches creationism as the player designs a race and lets it lose in the world…but then again your from that slacked jawed bunch yokles who put their mouth in gear before thinking, although thinking aint really a big one with you lot now is it.

  7. Los nintendos son el demonioon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:56 am 7

    O RLY?

  8. Sullyon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:56 am 8

    You’re welcome to be an idiot, but do you have to be such a vocal idiot?

  9. Ricardoon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:59 am 9

    You’re so wrong. Did you know Darwin was a catholic until he actually studied and came to the conclusion that Church is wrong. He became agnostic. Keep going! You kinda make me laugh.

  10. Dirkon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:00 am 10

    Your mum’s so stupid, she went bonkers over a bloody game she hasn’t even played.

  11. you're wrongon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:03 am 11

    HAHAHAHAHA, evolution FTW!

  12. Jormaon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:05 am 12

    Your an idiot. Can’t believe how dump you are.

  13. Dave Kon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:06 am 13

    I have no respect for those who make threats, but I’m amazed at how much effort you’ve gone into with this. Many Atheists such as myself believe the whole idea about creationism to be so fanciful and far-fetched that it’s frankly ridiculous. I can’t believe someone can even subscribe to the idea that a big floaty-spirity thing got bored one day and decided to create man. I fully believe in evolution and if a game wants to cover that approach to life then it is to be commended rather than vilified.

    However, I’m not going to call for the banning of all games that mention religion either. I have my views, I’m entitled to them, and you’re entitled to disagree with them. That’s all fair enough. However what you’re not entitled to do is to try and force those views onto other people by talking about getting lawyers involved (we’ll gloss over the fact that it’s JT you were mentioning), classifying its creator as evil, vilifying EA for even releasing the game, trying to get it banned, etc.

    Sorry, but views like that reflect badly on Christianity as a whole. It makes you look like a narrow-minded biggot. That’s not me being nasty, it’s just how you come across. If you don’t agree with the ideas behind Spore, fine! Go and play something else. However, don’t try and demonise everything and everyone associated with the game just because it doesn’t happen to preach your beliefs to the rest of the world. Evolution is a perfectly acceptable theory which explains our existence and shouldn’t be suppressed just because you don’t happen to believe it.

  14. loloon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:07 am 14

    Eres un imbecil.

    Saludos desde España!

  15. Daveon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:08 am 15

    I fully understand you have your own belief systems, and most people are cool with that, but are you really so sort sighted that you think you HAVE to be right? I was taught at school all about god, Jesus and the bible, and after taking everything in to account, I decided I just have blind faith and looked for alternatives.

    I understand that it’s not in line with your views, but do you think putting blinkers on Kids is the right way to go? in my book that’s called brainwashing. Only teaching people what you want them to know is not the right way to do it.

    My personal views on all religion: They are a set of rules and guides set in place by a society of people who didn’t have the Law and Order we have in modern times. If you where bad you would be sent to Hell for ever to be puninshed for all eternity. This crops up in most religions and you can see the pattern. I have no Issues with people believing in whatever they want, as long as it makes them feel whole and true to themselves, and as long as it’s based on mutual respect for others.

    So before you go on your quest to tell people that your way is the only way; think about all the other people in the past that did that.. and see what happened to them.

  16. JTon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:09 am 16

    It’s the internet, the crazies come out and say things they would never say to your face. I’m a game dev, we get death threats for making the “golden sword wathamacallit” do 3% less damage.

    Now you know what Will Wright has to deal with, on one hand Christians saying he’s trying to teach their kids evolution and on the other hand Athiests angry that he’s teaching them intelligent design. He just wanted to make a game he wanted to play.

  17. IAMTHELOLon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:09 am 17

    EPIC FAIL

  18. Carloson 10 Sep 2008 at 9:10 am 18

    Hi ^^
    I just stopped by for telling some things.

    First of all, I hope you forgive me for my English, because it’s not my mother tongue and I’m sure I will make some mistakes writing.

    The second is that I don’t agree with this page, but I’m going to comment in the most respectful way I can. I don’t like all those people who insult, and wish harm to anybody. So take this comment as respectful as it’s written.

    And now, my opinion, which I think it’s really simple:

    Games are a form of entertaintment and expression. And families must control which games do their children play with. It’s simple. The same way you would control which movie do your children watch, parents have to control which games are their children playing with.

    If you don’t like Spore, don’t buy it and don’t let your children play with it. But if the people from Electronic Arts want to publish this game, I don’t think we have the right to try to stop them.

    Just don’t buy the game. Don’t let your children play with it.

    I think it’s simple.

    That’s just my opinion.

  19. terryon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:11 am 19

    I’m sorry that you’ve received so many hateful messages, but that’s the reality of putting yourself out there on the Internet.

    The main problem I see with your site (provided it isn’t some uber-genius level of post-ironic metafiction) is that you are writing about a game you have no experience with. You’ve been unable to distinguish between user- and EA-created content, misunderstood the ESRB rating, and wondered aloud if Jack Thompson could help you. And then corrected or retracted said statements.

    If you could construct well thought out posts which didn’t attempt to connect Spore to homosexuality, involve EA in a mass conspiracy to corrupt kids, or call Will Wright evil, you might find more supporters and raise the level of conversation. Instead, you seem content to publish post after hyperbolic post and then wonder why people believe you are misrepresenting your religion.

  20. Guidoon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:12 am 20

    Hehe, you’re funny :)

    This is a scam, right? You’re not being serious, are you?

  21. Los nintendos son el demonioon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:13 am 21

    Si es que ya lo decia Josue Yrion, si crees que el diablo esta jugando contigo, tu estas engañado

  22. Paulon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:13 am 22

    pffffttttt… hahahahahhahah…. Google’s advertising Spore on your site!

    Seriously though,
    Is there a name for what’s wrong with you?

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess you’re from the US “deep south” because the rest of the world is bright enough to laugh at creationism. Even tiny villages in Africa that haven’t seen any western influences since the missionaries first told them they were sinners have figured out that creationists are just embarrassing.

  23. Greg Wildon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:14 am 23

    Dave, and Dave K, excellent points!

    I don’t believe Creationism for a second, I’m a staunch Ignostic/Atheist but frankly I truely believe in the importance of tolerance and pacifism. This campaign against Spore really demonstrates for me, the perfect example of the intolerence of religion. Why can you not accept that some people may want to believe in Evolution when it doesn’t affect your life personally?

    You should embrace diversity in man, not make it cause for hate and divisive propaganda.

  24. Blubbon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:14 am 24

    @webmaster
    r u dumb or so ?

    omfg it’s game dude .. not a political issue or a religous… just a game. if u dont like it then play Black & White there u can play god.

  25. A. A.on 10 Sep 2008 at 9:14 am 25

    Making assumptions is indeed somewhat asinine. However, I feel that you should not hide behind the death threats and what not.

    In short… if you play with fire, be ready to get burned. What I mean is… if you make accusations/claims such as you have, you are BOUND to receive certain negative responses. If these upset you, please, just shut up.

    Additionally, in this day and age… it is somewhat silly to maintain that the evolutionary theory is incorrect. However, that is an entirely different debate. One I will not get drawn into with you. As I have lost all possible respect for the Christian faith (or any other monotheistic religion for that matter).

  26. Meon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:15 am 26

    Oh be quiet you pathetic little person. Of course that’s EA’s plan. Really. They hate you creationist as much as the rest of the world. Actually. No on hates you – we just enojy laughing at you.

    TBF creationism is a little far fetched. It’s like Scientolgy really. It’s like a big story.

    But that’s my opinion. You’ve voiced yours and you know what?

    No one cares.

    Even God.

    He’s probably laughing at you creationist thinking “Boy – haven’t they got it wrong.”

  27. ohmygodon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:15 am 27

    I quote..
    ~Why are you troubled? Truly I say to you, all the priests who stand
    before that altar invoke my name. Again I say to you, my name has been written on this.~

    I never back down from a healty discussion.. you have my email

  28. Coenon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:16 am 28

    It’s a ****** GAME. A GAME A GAME A GAME. Its not reality, but of course a douchebag like you can never see the difference between the real world and a game. It looks almost the same does it? NOT!
    Always some people have to say something bad about games. GTA first, now spore. Whats wrong with these people. Don’t you have a life? It is a game! If they make a game about christians would I make a blog about how bad it is? NO i won’t. This is utter bullshit. The game is FUN!

  29. barry whiteon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:17 am 29

    But God does not exist….
    So why make such a fuss about a Game!

    Get a life and enjoy as long as you are here instead of making others lives misarable.

  30. ohmygodon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:22 am 30

    Quote
    “Why are you troubled? Truly I say to you, all the priests who stand
    before that altar invoke my name. Again I say to you, my name has been written on this”

    I never back down form a healty discussion you have my email

  31. Jayneon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:26 am 31

    I think Greg Wild got it right. Why can we be flooded with Christian properganda in our every day lives, but yet a simple computer game that is kinda a wee tiny bit like evolution must be blasphemous?

    I think you are missing several key points here.

    1) The general populace is not completely retarded.
    2) Not everyone is Christian.
    3) Everyone has an opinion but most people aren’t so selfish in theirs to say others are actually WRONG.
    4) It’s a computer game.

  32. mmmon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:26 am 32

    Don’t make assumptions yourself. Just because people are disagreeing with you it doesn’t mean the don’t believe in the existence of God. But really, the God you believe in is miserable compared to one who creates complex and intricate systems like evolution and nuclear fusion. You’re limiting the concept of God as an all-mighty being if you accept the Bible’s stories and teachings as the absolute truth. Humanity has come a long way since the time that book was written. It saddens me to see that there are still people who can’t look at it with a critical eye.

  33. go get em!on 10 Sep 2008 at 9:26 am 33

    I totally agree with you man. Spore is the worst thing ive seen of games since GTA. All christians should stand united against this evil game and show the world how we feel! White powa!

    On a side note: im not rasist, heard of sarcasm maybe.

  34. mandayaon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:28 am 34

    Maybe it’s time to start wondering why arguments like yours are only heard of from seriously backward Muslim countries – and the US. The rest of the civilized world has long since made its peace with a useful scientific theory that’s been proven correct time and time again over the last hundred years.
    Do you honestly think that all those other people, billions of them, who don’t share your literal belief in creation and your crusade against some construed “conspiracy of atheist evolutionists”, may simply have found a more reasonable way to combine their personal faith and the facts of scientific worldview that has made nearly everything around us possible?
    Please, take your good-willed efforts to act in the spirit of your belief elsewhere. Aren’t there homeless or unfortunate people near you who might benefit from some actual real-world “love thy neighbour”? By voicing your childish – and what’s more, completely unfounded – concerns via this high-profile website you only embarass yourself. Seriously.
    And BTW, in other parts of the world Spore is criticized for misconstruing the theory of evolution by advocating the idea of an intelligent designer – the player. so if you’re gonna go nuts about anything, then maybe about the blasphemous notion that in this game, ANYONE can do god’s work. This would maybe add some more traditional dramatic zeal to your ravings.
    Please: reconsider. The only places abroad from your suburbs in the states where you’ll be taken seriously are currently occupied by US forces or US oil companies. Go figure.

  35. Larryon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:34 am 35

    Hello,
    Thank you for coming out and taking a stand it what you believe in. I just have a few quick points i want to make about the game/this web page. None of this is meant as a personal attack, and i would love to hear from you via email. I understand you might be busy but any chance you get, i feel you might have the wrong interpretation of the game.

    Before you continue to read on, id like you to drop push your beliefs out of your head so we are on even ground, i do not want to make this a My religion vs. Yours argument:
    On your website:
    I can tell by reading your current posts that you love your religion and believe in it thoroughly, and i can understand why your afraid of the people that come here to bash it. Maybe you should try a more subtle approach, your website is littered with little quips here and there.
    Examples
    Banner:Resisting EA’s War on Creationism
    EA is just a publisher first off, and secondly, they are not directly attacking you. They are making this game for profit, not to anger anyone.

    And for those who disagree, I give you equal voice and hope that one day you will find the truth.
    Stoking the fire might not be the best idea to get your idea out there. Maybe just stating your point and not being derogatory to the other side could be a lot more beneficial to you.

    Yes you can “evolve” from the choices you make and how you build your character, but it is little to none at best. No matter how many legs you have, you still run the same. You dont have a mouth, you starve. In real life its the same way. You cant eat, you die. It was like that back before medicine, and now. If you break your jaw and cant chew, you die. Yes it is darwins theory, and yes it is just a theory, but i have yet to see anything disprove it.

    I think the biggest problem i have about this is that you have not played the game personally. Evolving is a very very small part of the game. You do not have to dominate other species, you can befriend them and grow that way. The game is not as evil as you make it to be.

    About the inappropriate creation part. Kids will be kids, and will make dicks and boobs out of anything they can. In the sandbox, on the beach, drawing on paper, you name it. This is just another medium. Its sexual exploration and i feel it is good for their growth to an extent.

    This is your child, but they are going to learn about evolution some day. Refusing them to have a game just because it advocates evolution instead of what you believe in is a losing battle i am afraid. You stop evolving at the end of the animal stage, and during the rest you are the exact same character, evolution is such a little part of the game.

    I just spent the last twenty minutes writing this out, when we could do so much more with both of our lives. Instead of fighting over who is right or wrong, we both could be helping people in need around the world. Instead of choosing to start a war, maybe we should try to resolve current ones first. Everyone is to blame for this flame war of a website.

    P.S. This has nothing to do that your female, or even human for that matter. This has to do with the way that i feel you do not have a total grasp on the game. And Good Job on the website.

  36. NeliSoon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:37 am 36

    Come on, how can you believe there is a god? Because other people say so? Because the bible says so? Have you seen him/her/it?

    I have nothing against religion, as long as you keep it to yourself!

  37. hmmon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:46 am 37

    So a simple game is enough to change someone’s beliefs? Do you realize that you are giving a game and your beliefs the same importance, by thinking that a game can threaten them?

  38. anonon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:52 am 38

    i feel bad for your kid.. all the other kids get to play spore but not your child.
    think of all the conversations he’s not able to participate in because you won’t let him play that game. and as time passes, other kids don’t want to hang with him cus his mom won’t let them do anything fun, he will become a social outcast…. it makes me sad ;(

  39. Joeon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:58 am 39

    Firstly: O_o

    Freedom of Speech! You’re doing something completely within your rights, Anti-spore lady person.

    Freedom of Speech! There’s nothing you can do to stop Spore, its a game. Sorry. (A really fun game at that; if you haven’t, play the game the whole way through before posting again)

    Don’t be condescending to people just because they ‘don’t believe’, I’m Agnostic and I haven’t told you to go to hell yet have I? (I apologise if I did.) Sadly the way you rift people apart into groups of believers and non-believers; that is what gives Christians a bad name, the ones who tell you to burn in hell are just idiots looking for attention. If god is real, and his teachings are true then perhaps you should give up a crusade that is obviously dividing people and causing Christians to lash out at Christians, which is never good. This is just an idea, but maybe you should just let it go, Spore is a bit of fun that you’re turning into a big conspiracy.

    “Will Wright an open minded Christian, the creator of SimCity and The Sims now releases propaganda against Christians?”

    Huh… Doesn’t sound right does it. And Just on another note, just because a church ordains homosexuality doesn’t mean they’re out to stop Creationism, or what ever you want to call it.

    Can’t we just live in peace, and enjoy life one computer game at a time?

    - Joe WOAH

  40. Camillaon 10 Sep 2008 at 10:13 am 40

    I thought you were a woman from the start.

    And other than that, yes, some people abuse anonymity with attacks and etc. That’s something you’re subjecting yourself to by having an open blog. However, many of the non-supporters are polite. You fail to recognize that.

    You are going against many people’s beliefs, here. Evolution is something that is widespread believed in. So of course dissidents will appear.

    Victimizing your religion and your (as a religion) children, of course many people will jump to say you’re wrong. Many with reason, and not attacks. And sincerely, shield your children from what you consider bad if you feel like it’s necessary, but don’t act as if your truth were absolute.

  41. ManWhoComesAroundon 10 Sep 2008 at 10:18 am 41

    “And I heard as it were, a noise of thunder. One of the four beasts sang ‘Come and see’. And I saw and behold, a white horse.”

    Think about it, ma’am. It is a game. It’s not a gospel. It isn’t in the Bible. Someone out there has different beliefs than you, whether they be Islam, Buddhism, or Creationism and built something to show their belief. It has been proven by science. Does that stop people from worshiping the Lord? No.

    I am an atheist, but I have friends, family, and associates that believe in a multitude of religions. If you don’t like it, fine, but don’t be posting slanderous and degrading topics just because some dumb kid made a penis monster.

    Don’t try to play the hero in life. I tried, and look where it got us.

  42. Non-Believeron 10 Sep 2008 at 10:20 am 42

    Wow, aren’t you so self-righteous. What would the world ever do without you. I want to take the opportunity to thank you for pointing out another way I can piss off Christian radicals. Oh, by the way, you have control over what your son hears, sees, and reads. Why must you try to take control over others parents children?

  43. Zackon 10 Sep 2008 at 10:24 am 43

    i never thought a woman would be so arrogant and rude just because people don’t agree with her. THAT, my friend, is a responsibility you should best leave to us men. p.s. holy jebus, a church that actually accepts different ways of living and thinking? i thought i’d never see the day.

  44. MATT.on 10 Sep 2008 at 10:26 am 44

    You’re a dumb piece of shit.

    Get a fucking life you brainwashed ass.
    Nobody but you (and a bunch of other dumbasses I guess…) still believe in that.
    Read books, lots of em. Science books if possible, you might be surprised..

    If no, then just get lost, you’re so fucking helpless. And don’t be surprised to get these comments, you clearly deserve them.

  45. Another Non-believeron 10 Sep 2008 at 10:41 am 45

    are you saying that you’re only christian because you fear burning in hell?

  46. Edgeon 10 Sep 2008 at 10:47 am 46

    This is embarrassing to my upbringing. I used to be a Christian from a very fundamentalist city in the middle of Texas, but I came to realize that may Christians, when confronted with a crisis of faith or something that might disagree with what they believe in, they either attacked it with faulty logic or stuck their fingers in their ears and yelled “la la la la” at the top of their lungs. Either way, they found a way to avoid dealing with the real issue: that they have blind faith, are part of a religion that requires blind faith, and spent their childhood convincing themselves it isn’t blind faith.

    Imagine playing Rock Paper Scissors, and a new kid tells you there is a new throw you can play: God. And God beats everything. Every time someone plays Rock Paper Scissors, this kid refuses to play by the rules and throws God every time, actually expecting to win. Obviously, no one wants to play with that kid. Then, the kid takes out, not the rule book to Rock Paper Scissors, but the Bible and expects everyone to listen to him as he reads Book Chapter and Verse that says how God smiteth down the Rock, and the Paper, and the Scissors into a pit for a thousand years. And here, eat this scroll and watch a prostitute fly while you’re at it.

    It’s great you have this immense, unwavering, unshakable faith. The question now is what happens when an irresistible force… namely, the immutable truth… meets an immovable object… namely, your faith. I have a much easier time believing we evolved over millions of years. Those of us who haven’t decided what to believe before we believe it have to deal with the evidence. How about the geologic age of the earth? The Bible claims only a few thousand years. I suppose you believe that, too.

    I’m not asking you to change your faith on a whim. I’m just asking you to stop looking under every stone for a cloven-hoofed, snake-tailed red person with horns to ruin your day. In fact, I would be concerned for your health if you regularly submit yourself to that kind of stress.

  47. Ryanon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:02 am 47

    You are an idiotic zealot. You are a disgrace to all Christians. You are probably one of those morons who are so wrapped up in their own Faith that they neglect their kids more than they think. Guess what…you kid(s) are going to be gay. And you know what caused it? Spore!

  48. Seanon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:09 am 48

    Sorry to say but the fact that you made this site gives every athiest a reason to give Christianity crap. Christianity is a religion not a political body. Every person no matter what creed, race, sexual orientation have a right to say or do what they want so long as it does not harm another human being physically or invade that persons personal privacy. You have every right to protest and to restrict your children from seeing anything and everything the media puts out there, whether it be a video game, movie, tv show, etc. It’s your job to keep them safe, not the government’s, not the companies of the world, just yours and that should not come at the expense of other peoples freedom of speech and expression no matter how derigatory you may feel that expression is.

    I don’t care what you believe but don’t think for one second that people will stop making fallus-looking characters in video games just because you and other Christians complain the most. The majority does not rule, no matter if Christianity is the largest religion in the US. The fundamental ideal of this country was to provide freedoms (even if at the time those freedoms hadn’t yet been prescribed for every type of individual) to those under the flag of the United States of America. While you can bitch and moan, you cannot prescribe what any individual or company can do with their media, you have to be the filter, not us.

  49. Aki Kon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:13 am 49

    My gods, IT IS JUST A GAME. Like any other.

  50. What The Geekon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:14 am 50

    I want to bring something up here that needs discussing in a rational way. You say

    “….the treatment that hurts me the worst has been from all the people that talk about how Christian they are and then tell me to ‘burn in f**king hell’. It’s these people I think are ‘giving Christians a bad name’ not myself.”

    Now, no one should be telling you to go to hell. No one should be insulting you harshly for your beliefs. On the opposite side of that coin, you shouldn’t be calling Will Wright “evil” for his. He’s not the devil in disguise, he’s a video game programmer. Nothing less, nothing more. EA isn’t trying to convert your children to a certain set of beliefs – they’re simply offering a product up for sale and consumption by those who want it. If you don’t approve of the message that product puts off, then sit down with your own kids, and tell them why it is that you don’t approve. Creating a blog just to spread hateful bile does you no good.

    I believe in God, as well as evolution. There’s far too much complexity in evolution, and science as a whole for it to simply be random happenstance. I find science to be the finest proof of God that there could ever be. If you don’t share those beliefs, that’s fine. You’re entitled to your own opinion, and you’re absolutely entitled to worship as you see fit. I don’t agree with you, but the difference between you and me is that I’m not going to start a blog dedicated to defaming you for your beliefs. You on the other hand have done so towards Will Wright.

    I’d also like to point out that Spore is a game, nothing less, nothing more. It’s not a tool for use in fifth grade science class, it’s a toy for the purposes of amusement – and a fun one at that. It’s not scientifically, religiously, or socialogically accurate, and it doesn’t strive to be. It doesn’t necessarily represent the religious views of the people who worked on it.

    A lot of horrible things go on in the world every day. Consider that before you continue to spend your energy spewing hate toward a video game and the company who published it. You clearly mean well, and you seem to be reasonably intelligent. Use those traits to speak out against something of substance.

  51. Jezebelon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:18 am 51

    “The first thing I have to comment on is why do I have to be a man? Is it impossible for a woman to have these strong of beliefs on her own, or are those things only reserved for men?”

    Stupidity is gender neutral, FYI.

  52. nogleron 10 Sep 2008 at 11:25 am 52

    This is an epic troll.

    9/10

  53. Jacobon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:30 am 53

    Right on ^^! Never let the hatred of mankind get you down, keep your faith strong and continue to lead an example to faithfull people of the world.

  54. good ol' christianon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:34 am 54

    Of course you can’t be a woman now i’m a christian and if i remember rightly the bible teaches us that women are stupid, misguided creatures that should never be listened to or allowed to do anything except cook my dinner and produce my fine christian offspring.

    The only way you could possibly do these things is if you were at least at one point in your life a man in which case you are an abomination unto the lord.

  55. Benon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:35 am 55

    For the sake of your children you should seek some professional help, God forbid they grow up to be as bitter and self loathing (which is how I interpret your irrational fear and hate of the procreative act) as you seem to be.

    I hope you can turn your life around and leave behind all this hatemongering and frustrated ignorance.

  56. Floweon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:37 am 56

    Firstly let me say that I sympathise with you for all of the more harsh “criticism” of your beliefs that you have received. I don’t think that death threats and harsh language are called for over something like this.

    That said, I think you need to re-focus your efforts into something more worthwhile. Evolution is an entirely plausible theory as to how we have come to be where we are today. It is entirely possible that God created evolution and used it to shape the earth. What you read in the bible could well be entirely metaphorical – and not meant to be taken literally. Ever noticed how Genesis seems to follow an evolutionary path? I think you need to take into account how long ago this book was written – and for which audience it was aimed at. Things are very different now to how things were hundreds of years ago, and education is a lot better.
    As for Spore……it is a game, nothing more. Should Monopoly be banned because it preaches capitalism and greed?

  57. pro chrisitan beliefson 10 Sep 2008 at 11:39 am 57

    now i might be alone in this great big hate filled debate but why can’t creationism tie in with evolution at least on a time frame level. As far as i’m aware god is an onipotent being and therefore lives out of time and in it. its confusing at the best of times. my point simmply being. Wouldn’t seven days for a god potentially be sevel million /billion for us. what with us being mortal and our creator probably having absolutely no concept of time.

    Also if i was god i would want what i created to be able to run on its own without me having to meddle with it every five minutes. in other words forrm point of intelligent design we are seeing a self contained world in which everything reacts and works in a way that counterbalances everything else. much like a watch which i do believe was the original analogy used by the 17th centuary agnostic who first put forward this argument.

  58. Raffael is Nefason 10 Sep 2008 at 11:43 am 58

    I don’t have a problem with you believing in Creationism, BUT:
    Creationism isn’t up-tp-date anymore, to say its wright or even teach it in School is, in My eyes, a crime! It’s just normal to teach and believe in the version you yourself think is the most logical. So it’s absolute ok with me if you believe in Creationism and teach your believings to you’r children, but don’t freak out an point your finger on Mr. Wright when on of them, maybe, one day believe in Darvinissm, couse a normal human don’t believe in god because his mother told him and don’t believe in evolution, because he played Spore. No, they choice their believing because they BELIEVE in it. So dat was my opinion.
    PS: To all of you guys wanting her to die…
    Don’t YOU have something better to do than tell people who are thinking diffrent than you, you wanna kill’em?!

  59. Cpl Darwinon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:50 am 59

    Though I shouldn’t be, I am disappointed the Admin has chosen to ignore the more rationally argued points on the comments of this website, and instead choose to focus of the obviously negative views expressed here.

    This is a very easy approach to take and, alas, is another example of the Admin’s selective reasoning. If the Admin is true, if the Admin is not lying to us, the Admin will recognise the intelligent points raised and pass off the swearing, violent comments as I am doing.

    Pro Evolutionists ought to be angry with the violent comments on this site, as they do nothing to rationally argue the pro Evolutionary idea or intelligently debate the Creationist idea. The Admin is insulting his or her beliefs for the sake of an easy come-back. This is a shame.

  60. starfareron 10 Sep 2008 at 12:14 pm 60

    What I don’t understand as a European is your equation “Christian = believe in creationism” and “think that Evolutionary Theory is scientifically correct = Atheist”.
    I am a biologist, think that modern evolutionary theory is the best model science has for the matter, and I am a (Roman Catholic) Christian at the same time: no problem!

  61. nicesockson 10 Sep 2008 at 12:34 pm 61

    what is so bad about nudity? you were born naked. you are naked under your clothes. to make your son you probably got naked and got it on. that’s how it works. so when a thirteen year old kid makes a naked figure in spore is it wrong? that’s probably what he would do if he was eight and you gave him play-doh. or if he was twenty-one and you gave him a sharpie marker and a drunk passed-out friend.
    welcome to being human.

    you probably are seen as male because your admin icons are male. changing it to a nondescript female icon will have people presume you are female. the images we receive shape a lot of how we view the world. which explain a lot of this site.

    you see spore as teaching evolution. because, yes, in some ways it does. though it teaches a very arbitrary and base form of it. so you cry bloody murder, because somewhere in your life you were taught by someone else that evolution is wrong. now, if you played spore, you might see it more as a social experience.
    yes, part of it is making a creature, but this could be seen as exploring creativity. it’s like play-doh, mr. potatohead, and pixar all at once.
    but another part of it is interacting with rival communities.
    and it’s all collected in imagination. the sky isn’t even the limit in this game. that’s what’s most intriguing. perhaps this game will convince future generations that we should sail into space, rather than stay on this planet and fight obsolete wars.

    wouldn’t that have been awesome? in the sixties, in eight years, our country managed to land people on the moon. this was something that had never before been done. and then, then we gave it up.

    so keep believing that evolution is wrong. what happens when you get some brain eating bacteria, one that has evolved to be multi-drug-resistant? will your prayers heal you? or would you rather trust your doctor’s knowledge of a new drug that can defeat the bacteria. of course, that still begets another problem, because some of those will be resistant to that drug, and they will thrive.

    as a last point, i think you are very ignorant. how is jesus the one true god? why don’t you pray to ganesha to remove these obstacles from your path? why don’t you give an offering of rice to inari and hope her fox spirits can deliver a message of worldly success? why don’t you burn an image of eris and hope her discord will cleanse such nonsense out of your way?
    you were taught that jesus is the truth. and yet the jesus myth takes from an orchestra of other religions, customs, and memes. so why don’t you get over it and co-opt evolution as well?

  62. thegraggon 10 Sep 2008 at 12:35 pm 62

    Guys, you’ve got it all wrong with this game. It’s quite obvious if you’ve played it that Spore is all about “intellegent design.” You control your creature’s growth from cell to fully evolved creature. Basically, you’re playing God. I don’t believe anywhere in the intellegent design theory that it states that the fruits of that design had to be made in 7 days.

  63. thegraggon 10 Sep 2008 at 12:39 pm 63

    One more thing, I’m a Christian too, and I believe in intellegent design. I also believe evolution goes hand in hand with that, I just choose not to adhere to the randomness of the evolution theory, hence why I also believe in intellegent design. I would describe evolution as simply as a scientific explanation of our creation. Of course to believe these things I can’t take the creation part of Gensis from the bible litterally. But for me, having to believe that God created us in 7 of our days is not a requirment for me to actually believe in God.

  64. Aww, boo hooon 10 Sep 2008 at 12:40 pm 64

    Well, you’ve opened a whole load of problems on your doorstep. You really didn’t have to post this at all. All your doing is just whining. And no-one likes whining. I got nothing against your religious views here, but this is just silly. I know you feel your a voice in a crowd trying to fix whats wrong. But theres a thing called fantasy. And without this fantasy , that your so trying to kill, the worlds children will soon slowly revert back to being mindless planks of woods that will be spoon fed shite that the universe was created buy a man who was really really up himself.

  65. RRon 10 Sep 2008 at 12:41 pm 65

    Who are you to call anyone a non-believer? As far as I’m concerned they are indeed believing to evolution and the sciences point of view. Who the hell do you think you are telling people off because of their believes? Surely most of these people wouldn’t have said much about your believes until you went global with the anti-spore “movement”.
    You refuse to believe the world is a result of evolution? Fine. Surely this game ain’t changing your opinion on that and I highly doubt it will for most that share your believes. And for those who already believe in evolution (Vast majority I might add, which you surely have seen from the reply ratio. Even in your e-mails) this is nothing new and is not going to change their opinion either.
    All you can do for people is to share the thoughts of your believe and the people have the choice to decide what they want to believe. Deny this and you indeed find yourself in this kind of situations that you have now gotten yourself into.
    Last up I’ll use my “its a darn game” card. Most of the games around are not based on reality anyways and should never be treated as reality.

    Hope you’ll get over yourself and let people have their own believes rather than forcing your own. Oh… As a side note. Ever thought that your religion has already pretty much doomed most of the people disagreeing with you here into hell? No wonder you get same responses from them.

  66. sherion 10 Sep 2008 at 12:55 pm 66

    Awww Boo-f**king-hoo. You should realize that you’d get threats and such when you began condemning the beliefs of others. Admitting to the fact that you’re a woman doesn’t help. Now all I picture is a dumb Christian bitch with nothing better to do with her time then to post stupid blogs about how she doesn’t know a single thing about evolution, and since she’s so dense on the studies done she’s gunna hide behind Jesus and the annonymity of the internet.

  67. Nibzon 10 Sep 2008 at 1:08 pm 67

    I feel, and I haven’t read most of the posts, thus this is assumed, that you’re presenting your opinions and beliefs in a biased manner. Mind you, I’m not trying to insult or offend you, as biased opinions are pretty much the only opinions that people have these days. Obviously, you must understand that when you say something that people don’t agree with, they will immediately take offense and attack you (as you “attacked” them in the first place, so to speak). So I wouldn’t be surprised at the amount of hate you are receiving from people’s comments. This is almost to be expected, especially when regarding such a controversial topic as religion. I understand that you have great faith in your religion, and I respect that. But you also have to respect the fact that people will refuse to have respect for your religion, your God or your morals. That is simply the nature of the human race. The Bible is a great source of moral and spiritual righteousness, but look further back and you will see more great messages presented: Aristotle, Plato, Senaca the Younger, Marcus Aurelius. I have no qualms with you or your views, I just wanted to say that perhaps your chosen topic of discussion will garner more hate than hurt.

    As for my own personal feelings…I’ll say only this: the video game business has been accused of everything by now, and there’s a reason for that: people are scared of the possibilities and realities that video games can emulate. But, you must always keep in mind, that video games rarely set out to prove a point or to persuade people to a particular opinion. They merely set out to provide entertainment. To present a philosophical question: if God created us in His own image, would he not want us to create as well? And to flourish and expand our horizons? This is what I take God to be/represent.

    I will probably not view this blog again, not because of a disagreement or anything, but merely due to the lack of conversation on the site: its more name calling and defending. I dislike the tune of millions of ignorant and hateful people who think they can make a point by insulting. If you would like to respond to my comment please do so by e-mail. Thanks, and good luck with the blog.

  68. Trondon 10 Sep 2008 at 1:25 pm 68

    First of all, let me say i stopped midway in this post and i haven’t read much of the others either. I pretty much skimmed through some of them and i still came to the same conclusion that i see in this one.

    You talk about your belief in god and whatever and that you will pray for those who don’t believe despite what you say.
    From what i can tell you and i used to be on the same wavelength. I say used because i used to believe in god, i used to believe that god did create the world and everything in it. I used to believe in something bigger than ourselves and i used to pray for disbelievers when i was a believer.

    I don’t do these things anymore. the only thing i have found on my own that is worth believing in, is my soul and those around me (which is as far as anything divine goes) and their eternal existence. Other than that, the world wasn’t made in 7 days and just a few thousand years ago. Women weren’t made from the ribs of men. We all evolved from single lifeforms that just happened to be on a planet which could sustain life and that over the course of millions of years made us what we are today and will continue to evolve us in the millions of years to come.

    having said that, i don’t want anyone to pray for me. I don’t need it. The only ones i need are the friends around me and my family, beyond that nothing else matters.
    Now while i am pretty much an atheist in my belief (except for the soul part) i do still respect those around me who do believe in something greater than themselves. That is i respect them as long as they can show me that same respect. That basically sums up (which i have also seen works very well) that i don’t want them to try and mock my belief no more than they want me to mock theirs. I can debate them on the matter if they can show that they actually have a shred of intellectual things to say on the matter but even so, most prefer to leave it alone and i respect that. Religious belief (or lack thereof) is a personal matter and what i can see you are doing is pretty much what you claim you are not doing, namely mocking and harassing someone who basically just wanted to make a game. True, its about his belief, but does he mock anyone with it? No, there is not a single harmful thing said about religion, quite the opposite in fact, there are aspects that include religion even though he makes it clear what he (or the producer decided or whatever) believe is the truth.

    Now i can’t speak for the assholes who do curse and all kinds of crappy stuff on this site does (although i don’t blame them either, cause you are the one provoking here no matter how you look at it. You started this thing) I don’t support them but i don’t blame them either. But i can say that if this was left alone and you did keep it a personal matter then you probably wouldn’t be one of the most hated persons on the web just for going out against what otherwise would have been a harmless videogame.

  69. Katieon 10 Sep 2008 at 1:30 pm 69

    There have been Christian-themed games made in the past, and although many people would say they don’t agree with that, they show their opinion by simply not buying it. I understand that you disagree with this game being created, but it’s not a matter of the creator wanting to be “anti-Christian” or defiant to God; he simply just wanted to expand on the genre he’s already been making games for for years.
    The concept of aliens existing is technically just a theory as evolution “is” (although I whole-heartedly believe in evolution, and if God really exists, then he clearly just made the system of evolution) and one would think that Christians would disagree with media about that, too. Since there is no mention of aliens in the Bible, Christians who take the Bible literally should naturally be pissed off that countless movies and games have been made centering around them. But very little fuss is made. Why? Because it’s entertainment. Star Wars isn’t a message of how to live your life and what you should believe in, and neither is Spore. You can make your characters have gay relationships in The Sims, but nobody cares about that. Why? Because it’s a game. It’s fake.
    Spore’s only purpose is to let its users be creative and have fun. Just like Mario Paint, only much more advanced. No one is going to denounce God if they believe in him by playing this game. You can keep this website up and believe your message all you want, but what I am trying to say here is that there is nothing to be worried about.

  70. RLon 10 Sep 2008 at 1:33 pm 70

    So… I’m sure people have said this before. But…
    You’re a reasonable human being with a life. You’re an adult with a child and a family to support, and you have spent your precious, PRECIOUS time, orchastrating a single-woman crusade.

    Against a game.

    I think someone needs to re-evaluate life juuuust a little bit, don’t you?

  71. Elit_hunon 10 Sep 2008 at 1:58 pm 71

    Hi! 1st: sorryt for my bad englesh, im only 17 and living in hungary…(little post-communist state=bad englesh teachers :P)

    You are an idiot my friend…Go live in a cave if you hate science, that guys you describe as “evil” invented for exemple the car, so go ahead, buy a little house in a forest and live there ;)

    btw i feel poor about your soon…it could be bad to live as a stubborn shithead ;)

  72. Don't feed the troll.on 10 Sep 2008 at 2:19 pm 72

    These stupid faggots need to shut the fuck up. The troll will die without attention.

  73. Runolfron 10 Sep 2008 at 2:31 pm 73

    It’s unfortunate that the anonymity of the internet brings out the worst in a large portion of the population. Quite frankly, your identity isn’t important in this discussion; it’s the validity of your ideas that count. That said, I don’t agree with you for a moment, but I’m absolutely here to defend your right to say what you think.

    This game is actually being discussed over at ScienceBlogs, where the general consensus is that while it might be entertaining (opinions vary), it is actually a very poor representation of the theory of evolution. As your other readers have apparently noted, the simple facts that the players design their creatures and manipulate their development give the game more in common with “intelligent design” than scientific evolution. The fact that the creatures change over time means it doesn’t represent special creation, so ID is the closest match, ideology-wise.

  74. Voice of Truthon 10 Sep 2008 at 2:31 pm 74

    In all honesty, I think your fears of an evolutionary persuasion being forced upon your children are as unfounded as some others’ belief that Christian ideas would be forced upon their children in the public education system. However, if you really wish to think that the game is harmful, then you have no obligation to purchase it. That’s the beauty of free-will.

    However, I find it deeply unsettling and highly idiotic that anyone would actually threaten you because you had a differing opinion on a simple video game. And although I disagree with you, know that you have my sympathy for the way you are being treated.

  75. Granton 10 Sep 2008 at 2:42 pm 75

    Note to all of the posters:

    If you are going to post your thoughts on this site, please refrain from insults and vulgar language. All this does is add fuel to the fire and allow for statements such as:

    “I appreciate these greatly and understand why they are unwilling to post here on the site, given the attacks I have suffered I wouldn’t want anyone else to have to go through these kinds of things like I am.”

    As the saying goes, you’ll attract more bees using honey… etc etc etc…

    Anyways use good judgment when making comments. Vulgar and aggressive statements do nothing more than undermine the position you are trying to get behind.

  76. Happy Webspace Sellerson 10 Sep 2008 at 2:43 pm 76

    The funniest part is all the money she’s putting into this.
    She’s spending money on the space and transfer bandwidth.
    She’s also spending money on a domain name and the ability to hide her identity from a Whois check.
    I’m impressed someone who just decided to make a site to show her beliefs put that much effort into thinking about making a website. I’d be willing to bet a dollar that she signed up for a ad system like GoogleAds or something similar in order to use this as a make-money scheme. If this is true, I applaud her (or him) for an incredible idea.

    One thing’s for sure. This website is getting a lot of attention. I wouldn’t be surprised if FOX news didn’t do a story on it. They love this kind of stuff.

  77. Runolfron 10 Sep 2008 at 3:02 pm 77

    Well, she got a post on Pharyngula, which is guaranteed to produce a traffic bomb.
    I think the most amusing thing about her position is that she’s advocating the censorship of a video game while complaining when people tell her to shut up (although, to be fair, she’s complaining more about *how* they tell her to shut up, and in many cases that’s a valid complaint).

  78. Axlon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:05 pm 78

    When you created a website like this, what kind of response did you honestly expect? If you expected a hearty warm welcome, you were sadly mistaken.

    Those Christians who proceeded to say things that were not to your liking, yeah, it’s not exactly a great thing, but you know what? They don’t follow the rules/guidelines as strictly as you do. They aren’t without sin, and neither are you. Don’t act so high above the rest of us.

    (By the way, they’re just words. Can internet words hurt you?)

    Also:

    “I even promise to pray for those that don’t agree with what the Bible teaches us.”

    “Even”? So, what, you’re lowering your standards or something? Again with the high-and-mighty deal, eh? We’re just that low to you, aren’t we?

    You’re not making many friends here. I suggest you go about your escapades in a different, more private manner, and garner support without public knowledge, so as to avoid further conflict from yourself and all parties commenting on your blog.

  79. Henqueon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:08 pm 79

    I feel sad for your simple and sometimes hatefull views. Especially for your kids.

  80. anonon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:17 pm 80

    I’m sorry – but quite frankly people like you make me sick. What is the difference between you and the people that spout hate? Nothing – you’re just forcing your views on other people. When they dont believe what you believe, rather than accepting their views, like most educated people would do, you simply insult them, harrass them, and damn them.

    Its sickening and people like you should have your right to free speech taken away for the good of the rest of us.

  81. poopbutton 10 Sep 2008 at 3:24 pm 81

    I stopped going to church because of close minded people like you. I hope gays can marry legally, and I hope evolution is taught in all schools all over the world. People should think for themselves and not feel oppressed for thinking differently.

  82. Xinnon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:42 pm 82

    Ok, where should I start?

    First of all, the hate is not so much directed towards your desire to express your beliefs, but more towards your desire (or at least apparent desire) to push your beliefs onto others. Has it ever occurred to you that you are going about your posts in the wrong way? You’ve been flat out asserting that your beliefs are true and the only truth in the world. Sure, you still “pray” for us non-religious people, but I for one would not want prayers from you.

    Secondly, about other Christians telling you to go to hell. They aught to make you feel bad; they are actually better Christians than you. Sure, they shouldn’t be giving death threats, but they are the open-minded ones who are actually willing to respect other peoples’ beliefs. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, and with that privilege comes a responsibility to honor and respect everyone elses’. Those other Christians are doing just that: respecting Atheism, Agnosticism, and other beliefs that go against yours. What are you doing? You are shunning other beliefs and attempting to push your beliefs onto us. You are giving Christians a bad name by being stubbornly close-minded and almost dictatorial, the same kind of mindset that started a great many of the world’s numerous major wars. While other Christians have taken up the policy to allow everyone their freedom of religion and expression, you are still stuck in the Middle Ages where everything must abide to the Church without question or suffer major consequences. Sure, you’re not threatening us, but you’re doing everything else the same; you’re forcing your beliefs and making other Christians seem like a bunch of stubborn fools. THAT is why even your own religious brethren shun you.

    Third, it’s great that other people share your beliefs and wish to offer you support. But the attacks you get are no reason for them to be scared. These attacks are directed at you and only you, not others of your religion. Unless they try to force on us their beliefs, we won’t attack them. If anyone else tried to force their views on us, we’d attack them just as readily. It’s your presentation of your beliefs we hate, not your beliefs themselves.

    Finally, let me just reiterate that you are about the most close-minded stubborn fool that I may ever have the displeasure of reading the ramblings of. You may not threaten us, but you imply that you hate us as much as we hate you. We are not flaming and attacking you without reason; don’t make assumptions about us.

  83. Saltyon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:46 pm 83

    First, let me say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, regardless of whether or not it is respected.

    Second, you must be so proud that you got a video removed from YouTube that “technically” violates the posting rules of nudity. Big whoop.

    Third, why are you wasting your time focusing on this one video game. Technology and Science are “ungodly” without this “spore” game. Why don’t you just protest against ALL video games and sciences? It would be a more “just cause” than trying to stop one single game when another game that will likely piss you off even more will be released within a year.

    Fourth, I feel sorry that this kind of thing actually affects you in your perfect little world. Don’t forget to put blinders on your child before you send him out into the world. He might learn something and start forming his own opinions, and that would be bad.

  84. Rindelon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:48 pm 84

    You are on the internet, claiming something or someone is evil with no evidence or understanding of the subject matter, and claiming a belief system to be the truth, and people who are members of other systems to be “evil”, also with no evidence. Surely it’s apparent that you are going to get a lot of people angry, and with the anonymity of the internet there is no need for people to moderate their tone. On a side note, I suspected you of being female at first, but fell victim to the trap of others referring to you as “he”, and thought they might know something I did not.
    On another side note, I highly suspect you to be nothing but an antagonist, rather than someone actually believing what you are writing, I think this due to the blatant hypocrisy in this section’s title, as you, yourself are making assumptions about a game and person you appear to know nothing about. It is almost impossible to believe that you could, in fact, be quite so idiotic, and so I believe there is a high possibility of you being a rather successful “troll”. If this is the case, well done Ma’am (or sir, possibly), as you have succeeded in incensing a rather large number of people. Otherwise, you will find it a much better idea simply to remove this website, as its unnecessary slander will simply direct a great deal of hatred at you from both gaming groups and atheistic/scientific groups. It is quite possibly simply a matter of time before people find out your name and/or address and begin expressing their anger through a more local medium, such as telephone, which would surely be a bad thing. Note this is not a threat, simply a suggestion, as such things have occurred in the past and caused considerable grief to the person or people affected.
    I myself do not wish you any harm, you are simply a person indoctrinated into a belief system that disallows original thought, and so it is quite obvious to me that the imaginative and original work of Spore would inflame you. However, I would suggest simply keeping this to yourself, as not everyone believes in your brand of blind faith, to a degree that even the possibility of an alternate route of development than through the mysterious and magical means of a deity. Surely if you believe in the faith of your child so strongly, you know he would not be swayed from the so-called “true path” by a simple computer game? Or is it that you constantly struggle to keep your child in check, and maintain an aura of ignorance about him? If that is so perhaps you should let him read “The Selfish Gene.” by Richard Dawkins, an excellent book that should address any confusion he may harbour about evolution against creationism.
    If such a situation is the case where everything given to your child is moderated to remove all possibility of free thought that may stray him from the light I truly pity him. Do you refuse to allow him to be taught geography in the knowledge that the almost spherical nature of the earth contradicts the bible? Do you not allow him outside for fear of him realising that in fact there are no unicorns or dragons or talking snakes? Do you tell him to abhor the library, for in it are records of fossils and dinosaurs and knowledge that cannot possibly be true, for it contradicts the bible? Perhaps you should consider that your closed mindedness in not only preventing your child from playing a simple computer game, but from protesting against the very nature of such a game is far more harmful to your child than simply allowing such a child to play the game and decide by themselves. What separates you from the pushy mother, who shouts and screams at their children that they must become an expert ballerina, or doctor, or fireman, in order to fill their own slightly greying shoes? By pouring your own ideas into your child’s head and then plugging the gap so nothing else may enter you are no better than these, perhaps worse; at eighteen one may decide to change one’s career, but if told that even considering becoming, instead, a comedian will condemn you to an eternity of the most terrible suffering, the choice does not even seem a possibility.
    So to the admin I say this: If you respect your child, no, if you love your child, you will not seek to prevent them from exploring the possibilities beyond your own knowledge, but exalt such exploration. If your child comes back an atheist or agnostic, they have done so under their own steam, with their own understanding and should be praised for it. If, instead, they return a devout christian, then you can be proud in the knowledge that despite the information they gained about the world around them, they still chose the path of their mother.
    So, to conclude what appears to have become a rather lengthy and rambling post, I say this: You have yourself acknowledged that there is no mature content in Spore, simply a concept, one which I believe to be true and you do not, of evolution. The most devoted thing you could do, not as a christian, but as a parent, would be to allow them to play this game, one which does not, in fact, hold firm to the pure Darwinian hypothesis of evolution, but a simplified version. Doing so would allow them gain knowledge outside of the tiny niche of what the church allows, and possibly be capable of seeing an argument from both sides, a trait that unfortunately it appears their mother does not possess, due most likely to strict indoctrination in childhood.

    Well it appears that my Cowboy Bebop episode is now loaded, so I must bid you adieu.

    -Rindel Unos

  85. Anonon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:50 pm 85

    We don’t hate you, we hate that you believe Spore is a terrible thing that shouldn’t be sold. And in turn, we hate you for thinking that. See, none of this ‘hatred’ would be happening if you had never raised up against the whole internet. And let me ask you. Where in all of God’s rules does it ever say “Though Shalt Not Believe in Evolution”? Or is it a deadly sin? No. What does it even matter to you, Adam and Eve were in the garden of Eden, so who says that things couldn’t have been evolving outside of the garden? Maybe after all these animals were evolved through God’s own will, he showed them to Adam to name them? In which case, God played the earliest version of Spore. The End.

  86. Sarahon 10 Sep 2008 at 3:54 pm 86

    Attacks you’ve suffered?

    Lady, this is the internet, and you’re kicking up dust about something the ‘net-dwellers love – their video games. They’re going to say things like that. It’s to be expected. Again, you’re the one making personal attacks on Will Wright just because he made a game you don’t agree with. Pot, meet kettle.

    I can’t say it enough. If you don’t like the game and find it inappropriate, don’t buy it for your son. Hell, encourage other people not to buy it for their children. But the reasons you’ve put forth on the site are overwhelmingly uneducated ones, and you’re clearly just another Christian who isn’t even willing to put forth the time of day to understand what you’re protesting before you protest it.

    You’re not thought-provoking in the least. You’re launching attacks against a man you do not know personally, lambasting a game you’ve never even played, and whining about someone using a “God” comparison. It’s a video game, not a new regime. If you had bothered doing any sort of research, you’d find that “God games” constitute a genre unto themselves, and have for quite some time.

  87. raelioson 10 Sep 2008 at 3:59 pm 87

    hey lady…
    its me again…
    first of all id like to state that first of all your whining and screaming and getting angry over the fact that a guy like will wright came up with a good idea that is creationlutiolism…
    and then we leave you comment s on our thoughts about what you think…
    and your repsonse to those comments…
    is rather a misguided attempt at trying to be the better man…
    oh yea, dont get to offended that i called you a man, you said your self that women need to be as savy as men, so i thought id give you the full treatment and treat like one in conversation…
    second of all…
    you saying that all those people on here posting comments and saying there christians and then turning around and saying go to hel arent true…
    ive actually took the time to read most of the comments and there is a very, very, very miniscule number of those exact comments…
    not to say that there arent alot of comments saying go to hell…
    third…
    you have a son…
    and your more concerned about managing this website and making sure people hear your inconvenient voice in there everyday lives about how you hate this game…
    where are you in your sons life…
    my mom never let me get grand theft auto 3 a few years back before i could legally buy it, so guess what i did, i identified my friends that had the game, and spent more time at there houses after school…
    how about you stop spending time surfing youtube for fan videos about this game and do something a little more meaningful with your son, thatn fighting a battle that he wont even care about…
    lastly id like to state…
    you whole act about saying how your a good christian, no ones buying it, your actually pretty pissed off that most people are saying the truth…
    and that truth is you can control your son and notplay the game and also control yourself by ignoring all the media attention its getting…
    how bout you try that before you go around saying your the only shining light in a dark world…

  88. Jesuson 10 Sep 2008 at 4:29 pm 88

    Will you have sex with me?

  89. Sangueon 10 Sep 2008 at 4:51 pm 89

    I’m not really concerned over whether or not you are a male, female, hermaphrodite, or whatever. What I am concerned with is your lack of research into things and the general ‘Christian’ way of demeaning whatever doesn’t fit in with what you’ve been led to believe your entire life. And also, praying for people because they choose to have their own minds and not just follow along with a mindless flock as you have is insulting, and it could be perceived as a personal attack, as you clearly have no consideration for how others feel, or at least you choose to ignore it all whilst hiding behind your religion.

    And I agree with another poster that it is hilarious that Google is advertising Spore’s Creature Creator right above the reply box here, and elsewhere on your page. That is just brilliant. I actually clapped for them. Way to go, Google. :D

  90. nateon 10 Sep 2008 at 4:59 pm 90

    The penis monster has a bigger brain than you! If you’re a woman, then be a proper Christian woman and leave that whole thinking thing to the men, in all their phallic, child-raping glory!

  91. Charles Darwinon 10 Sep 2008 at 5:07 pm 91

    Evolution is all around us, evolution has even happened since the time jesus was “around” things we have now, cars and planes and TV and the internet we live in houses where we can control water at are will and summon fire, if you think about it, it is a sort of evolution, as we have adapted to ease are standard of living. One more thing at the end of the comments is an advert for spore which just undermines anything the blog poster says or does.

  92. Matt Kellyon 10 Sep 2008 at 5:16 pm 92

    Of course you’ve got it hard, you’ve put yourself in the line of fire over a very heated topic. Don’t whine about how hard it is, if you can’t handle it don’t get involved. Clearly you’re not strong enough to fight what you believe in.

  93. Anonymouson 10 Sep 2008 at 6:18 pm 93

    TITS OR GTFO

  94. onedeath7on 10 Sep 2008 at 6:21 pm 94

    God doesn’t love you.

  95. Chrison 10 Sep 2008 at 6:29 pm 95

    Our problem with you is that because you don’t believe this game goes with your beliefs, you are attacking it. But know what? a lot of people believe in evolution, I’m not saying your belief is wrong, so why then are you turning around and saying mine is? I feel personally attacked by your blog. We are an accepting society (assuming your in North America) your religion is not the only one nor is it necessarily the right one. Stop all this BS attack on Evolutionists and stick to your own corner.

    This reminds me of how Christians are allowed to bring out their movies but if we dare bring out our own beliefs into media we are attacked and told not to bother because of what we believe, that is not fair. Please admin I would like to have a one on one conversations with you over Email, don’t know if you will even read this.

  96. Jasonon 10 Sep 2008 at 6:41 pm 96

    Jesus hates all you bible humpers ;)

  97. Joshon 10 Sep 2008 at 6:51 pm 97

    I think you should play the game. I’ve tried to have a god at least. At least I have a informed opinion.

  98. Cpl Darwinon 10 Sep 2008 at 7:37 pm 98

    Sarah (post 86) is another sane voice among the babbling crowd.

    On a more personal note, I find the hypocrisy of the Creationists demanding it be mandatory for schools to offer Creationism as an alternative viewpoint to Evolution laughable. In some schools, Evolution books come marked with stamps declaring Evolution a theory and to consider alternatives, I don’t see Creationism books marked with stamps declaring Creationism a theory and to consider alternatives.

  99. Trashcan Willieon 10 Sep 2008 at 7:53 pm 99

    I would like to kno what the fuck does this have to do with spore, seriously u crazy bitch….ITS A FUCKING GAME WITH DRM, deal wit it! And i though the people who thought the NEW LHC was going to end all existance were loony…

  100. LOLWUT?on 10 Sep 2008 at 8:04 pm 100

    Seriously, would you think it was a good idea if any games with any kind of association with the concept of creationism or games with any kind of biblical references were banned just because it’s not what Athiests believe? How about no Castlevania or no Zelda? Heck, d’you want Zelda games to be banned because they teach children about “false” gods? Psh. You’re no worse than Jack Thompson, heh, at least he had a reasonable excuse…But to shove your own beliefs down other’s throats like that is idiotic. We don’t live in the middle ages anymore! This is the 21st century, people are smarter now, science has advanced…and the concept of evolution certainly has a lot more credibilty going for it that any religion ever will, so there is no reason at all as to why children or people in general shouldn’t be able to learn about such ideas…

    Also, as a previous post has said, you misunderstand what Spore actually is…it’s an original intuitive concept and creates a charming game. It’s okay for you to believe what you believe…But don’t be a douche because other people believe in other things.

  101. Willon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:17 pm 101

    Please publish those emails of support you’ve gotten. I don’t believe you. Alternatively, compare how many support emails you’ve gotten with how many comments here do not support you.

  102. TehG3A3on 10 Sep 2008 at 8:54 pm 102

    Burn in Hell, get killed in a drive-by.

    Also, if you don’t want to be “attacked” why make a stupid useless website about a game that you don’t like that will be bigger, more important, and more popular than you will ever be? Sure, it may not be about popularity, but seriously, you’re just a tiny speck that nobody wants to listen to. Bugger off.

  103. Roberton 10 Sep 2008 at 10:25 pm 103

    If spore is pro-evolution…
    then it is against God;
    and you are doing His will by speaking out against it.

    There may be some question as to how well you’re doing what you’re doing, but that’s really immaterial:
    What matters is you’re making an effort, and that it’s not rude.

    It sad how many people buy the lie of evolution…
    That they can actually gaze at the wonder of reality, and not think that some kind of amazing being/force beyond their comprehension was behind it all.

    It’s sad to see people dismiss things, just because they can’t comprehend them.
    We can’t comprehend God either; but we don’t dismiss the notion of Him, just because we can’t weigh him in our tiny little minds.

    Truly all of Creation testifies of God.

    It’s sad to me in light of things like paradigm theory that still each successive generation of atheist intellectuals feels confident to declare anything with absolute confidence.

    They place faith in self:
    that is what brought the original fall;
    and it is what damns every one that chooses to deny God.

    So be it.

    Blessed* are those that fall at His feet and worship Him.

    May The Father give you strength to take the haters hate, transmute it to joy, and use it to love them, in spite of their selves, for His Glory.

    God Bless you.

    *to the atheists: this means ‘happy and joyful; but it also means righteousness for doing so: one experiences, ergo thus becomes, ‘right’ by conceding to the source of all Truth.

  104. lolwuton 10 Sep 2008 at 10:32 pm 104

    I’m Christian, and even I find this whole website idiotic and biased.

  105. gabon 10 Sep 2008 at 11:58 pm 105

    im worried about your son

  106. Kylaon 11 Sep 2008 at 12:37 am 106

    Hello.

    My friend hacked your site while you were out. From there he hacked into your personal and financial records. After finding what he found, he has called Child Services against you.

    Have a nice day.

  107. Poor Christianson 11 Sep 2008 at 2:19 am 107

    My God can beat up your God. My god, the Universe, is responsible, not only for the beauty of the human race, but for the elegance of the carbon atom, and the grace that is gravity. Science is one of the prophets of my god, the Universe. Science tries to describe the way that the Universe works. Sometimes Science tells the truth, and sometimes Science is mistaken. If you believe that Science is mistaken in it’s theory of evolution, that is not Science’s fault. Inaccurate theories are the fault of human beings, who according to your religion are modeled after your God. Faulty humans=faulty God. And the need for your religion to create a Devil, Lucifer, who influences humans negatively? Isn’t your God against evil? A truly omnipotent christian God would destroy all evil in the universe and raise all creatures to a level of true enlightenment. My God, the Universe, isn’t interested in man-made creations like good and evil. The Universe is content to sit back and observe. If we die, we die. The Universe doesn’t believe that we deserve or need an afterlife. We should live our present lives to the fullest, without worrying about trying to buy our way into “heaven”. As for Spore? Spore is a man made creation. According to your, humans are God’s creation. Therefore, Spore is, by the transitive property, one of God’s many creations. So stop whining. Please.

  108. Matthew Lynchon 11 Sep 2008 at 3:09 am 108

    Admin,

    In a post I made yesterday I referred to you as “he”, this was not based on any assumption of your gender, but on the fact I did not know your gender, and therefore the use of he or she is perfectly valid. The alternative would have been to refer to you as “it”, but I find this a horrible thing to do.

    I do not have an ounce of respect for the people who come here and post threats, even if they don’t mean them, but by that token I have no respect for you beyond the basic respect I hold for all humans.

    You are unwilling to engage in debate, you are unwilling to consider the point of view of others, and your rhetoric is damaging nonsense.

    Why don’t you explain to us why you do not believe in evolution, and why you think evolution is such an evil idea?

    Faith is not a valid response. You claim to be Christian, and most priests have no problem with evolution. Both the current and the former pope accepted evolution, and even if you are not a Catholic Christian the leaders of all major Christian groups accept evolution.

    The bible as you read it to day is not the bible in its original form… it has been translated (and subjected to translation error) many times. It also went through a forced restructure, dropping some material and include other material that it originally did not contain, twice, once during the time of Emperor Constantine and once during the time of King James… this is ignoring the transition from the original to the Christian version.

    Even if we accept the bible as the word of God, it is words which were given to man thousands of years ago and have been changed, and possible corrupted, over and over and over.

    Do you accept the Earth is in orbit of the Sun? At one stage this was blasphemous, because it went against the teachings of the bible, but now almost all Christians accept it, because it is fact. Evolution is fact, why is it not accepted?

    I keep hearing about evolution being a theory, because of the “Theory of Evolution”.

    “The Theory of Evolution” is a theory explaining HOW evolution occurs based on our current scientific knowledge. “The Theory of Evolution” is NOT a theory that evolution exists… Evolution DOES exist, it has been observed. Evolution is FACT.

  109. Tanya Don 11 Sep 2008 at 6:17 am 109

    Ma’am, while I don’t agree with any threats made against you and those calling for you to burn in hell for this site and your belief that Will Wright is trying to usurp your G*D’s rights as creator… you should be able to see how a non-Christian or someone who is playing this game for entertainment might see this as taking things too far.

    It is a game, not a conspiracy to take over the world, or to over turn Christian Values. I’m no Christian, and I certainly think you are taking this a bit too far, especially taking credit for a way to censor penile like images that may come through in the game. I challenge you to just try the game, or the other game the Sims and see that this is merely a game. Something fun to do, and not a plot to create a bunch of gene splitting mad scientists who will take over the world while the other people of the world are sleeping.

    This is simply, silly. It’s taking a game that was made for fun and profit and making it into a demon lurking in the nearest pc. It’s just a game and I think you should step back and realize that and stop making it into a sinister plot.

  110. Stormtrooperon 11 Sep 2008 at 9:04 am 110

    Did someone say Order #66?

  111. sillyfunnypedroon 11 Sep 2008 at 9:57 am 111

    Each person who has posted here is making a large mistake. Fundamentalism thrives on persecution. This chap is going to his church and is pointing to the hate mail and the drivel i see here and his fellow ultra fundies are praising him for his faithful preaching of the gospel. Logic has nothing to do with their belief. Being different and standing apart from the world is 100% of what they want. The best way to deal with this man is to simply ignore him. Fundies provide free advertisement for many a movie by protesting the movie. Lets not do the same and provide advertisement for this poor misguided person by spreading his name on the internet. After all i found him because of all of the people who have decided to attack him. Had he been ignored as he so justly deserves then he would not have had this moment of glory.

    So please, please, please do not argue with these people. They are the vocal minority and we continue to give them a voice. Lets silence them by ignoring them.

  112. MATT.on 11 Sep 2008 at 10:40 am 112

    rofl, the drive-by thingy would be more efficient..

    anyway, that idiot girl’s getting the exact opposite of what she wanted :
    she’ s against that game but with that blog she’s doing the greatest free advertisment campain ever.

    and I am fine with that, it’s just crazy she’s too dumb to realize it.

  113. KodrutZon 11 Sep 2008 at 11:00 am 113

    Oh, my… Why a computer game? Why can’t all Christians just straighten up and think a little before going into such stupid crusades?

    Help the poor, go feed kids dying of starvation in Africa, see some dinosaur bones, see how the human race evolved in the last centuries. Do you really believe what you’re saying all over this blog? If you do, then the brainwashing worked just fine. I wish someone would brainwash me that well to, so I can forget about the Inquisition, the Crusades, the witch hunts in the middle ages, and all the other crimes “for Christ,” “for God,” those kids mentally tortured by parents trying to make them become “good Christians,” and so on.

    Spore is just another computer game, and that’s all. If you kids find about the alternative of evolution, let them decide. I enjoyed dreaming about Santa Claus and Grimm’s brothers fairy tales a lot back when I was a kid, even now I enjoy such things from time to time, but everything too good to be true must have an end. That’s it, sad and true. Spore is just a game! What about cigarettes, drugs, murder, rape? No, leave them aside, Spore is now the greatest enemy the human race has ever faced.

    I advice you to open your eyes. Sleep well, I guess your brain won’t wake up anytime soon… but I really hope one day you’ll come to your senses. I don’t want you dead, and I don’t want you to go through anything bad. On the contrary, I wish you a happy life, until one day, when you’ll figure out something’s wrong with the way you understand Christianity.

  114. Just An ideaon 11 Sep 2008 at 11:28 am 114

    “I even promise to pray for those that don’t agree with what the Bible teaches us.”

    this, I think, is part of the problem. That is not something to be glad about. It shows you to be the arrogant fool that you clearly are. In this day and age, where freedom of speech is (supposedly) very important, the fact that you promise to “pray” for people is in fact almost a threat.

    Not only are you saying that they are wrong, but also that you are willing to spend time “praying” to make them realise that. To someone of another religion, or even of more scientific beliefs, that’s both crude and ignorant.

    I myself like to think of myself as… well I’m not sure. Christian in faith but not in belief if you will. Which is complicated to explain, so I won’t (and considering how vocal you are about everything you deem “wrong”, I’d rather not anyway). The point is, I’m not having a go because of your beliefs, you can believe whatever you want. Just don’t try and force it down another’s throat, and definitely don’t insult them by offering to “pray”.

    And if this is all an epic prank, well done that woman. You sure got me, to say the least.

  115. Jan Geerton 11 Sep 2008 at 3:17 pm 115

    On what day did “God” create dinosaurs?

    I was raised with the bible to and went to a christian school. Then at age +/- 9 i thought to myself while playing with plastic dinosaur, if god created people and the earth about 10000 years or less ago why can they find dinosaur bones that are millions of years old. Then is when i stopped “asuming” that god exsited. Its the same with santa, straight bollocks.
    Then there is still the problem that in my town many people are “godfearing” people, stupid non-thinkers is my opinion about them. So my daily life is influienced by these religious people.
    One game comes up and doesnt force god believers to play it but people get insulted!
    Shut the fuck up Whore of babylon! Maybe you can start to accept evolution so we can evolve further, witheout you stalling us.

    Thank you!

  116. WoWAddicton 11 Sep 2008 at 3:20 pm 116

    I love the playing innocent person, oh my mistake, woman, here.

    You decided to make this site under your own jurisdiction, so in doing so, you also take the responsibility in dealing with both positive and negative comments. It’s the internet, there are thousands of men and women, hot headed teenagers, and old bags. So what I’m really saying is, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, but before you do, make me a sammich.

    You act like because your a woman you ARE special. People call everyone man. What do they call human beings? MAN. HuMANs. Get over it.

    The christians you claim are giving them a bad name, are really not, they are entitled to their opinion just as much as an Atheist, whatever it may be. If they tell you to burn in Hell (and by the way, Hell isn’t a curse so stop being goody two shoes and say it) then that should be indication enough that there is fault in what you’re trying to prove.

    So you’re passionate in your believes? So maybe others that aren’t christian are passionate about there’s. So as your argue your case, as shall we.

    You don’t want anyone to go through the same attacks as you are? It pisses me off when someone claims simple remarks as bloody attacks. They want you to burn in Hell, well that’s their opinion. They can want that, and they can wish it all they want. Just as how you wish that we would all believe in God. You can’t make us all believe, you can’t make us stop wishing this on you, and we can’t make you see that you’re an idiot, nice trade-off, I think.

    Remember back in the old days? When an attack was when you were bloody beaten, no threatened over the internet by some petty hot headed teenager that loves the game? The world today has much diversity in opinions such as a simple attack. If you poke someone, like your friend in most cases, in the classroom, you get wrote up because it’s disrupting class or your assaulting the student, even though they really don’t care even though they tell you to stop. GET. OVER. IT.

    And as far as God, okay, so he died for you. Okay. A debt that cannot be paid? Come on. I have a life. There are policemen and firemen and countless other people in general that saves others but cannot save themselves. Do they want you to make a shrine, kill a sheep, and pray to them before every meal, when you wake up, go to bed, and various times through the day? Nope. At least no one in their right mind set would.

    Everyone’s different, everyone, even your fellow christians, think differently, and even your “God” probably does not think the same way as you. You shouldn’t be eating meat without offering a sacrifice, you should thank him for EVERYTHING because without him, you can’t go to “Heaven”. I personally think “God” is selfish. He never did anything for me. When I used to believe, I begged him for as soon as I found out my mother had cancer. He didn’t do a bloody thing. So, it’s his fault, he had the power to save her but he didn’t, so even if he is real, I want nothing to do with someone who would let that happen and be the reason that I don’t believe in him anymore. The reason that my whole childhood was a wreck. The reason that I live in a broken home. The reason that it’s hard for my dad every month to keep the house, and go around throwing shit and cursing and then turning around and claiming to be a true man of “God”. “God” did shit for me.

  117. Zackon 11 Sep 2008 at 5:18 pm 117

    Yeah, but you just keep on saying that people are getting “Brain-washed” and stuff. Which is so not true, your just way to Christian about this.

  118. N/Aon 11 Sep 2008 at 5:18 pm 118

    You’re seeing the tip of the iceberg. Few people bother commenting, and just laugh.

    The ones that do comment are those that have strong feelings, and that happens to be angry people. You’ll have to excuse their collective temper.

    At any rate, I have a question for you. You are met with two explanations for an event. Let’s say a car exploded while parked and shut down, for no apparent reason.
    Explanation A: A person tells you it exploded because an entity wanted it to.
    Explanation B: A person tells you that the car’s owner was threatened by evil people who do car bombing. The person presents possible timelines, plotted by retrospectively asking around for what happened before the car exploded.

    Who would you believe? If A, you chose blind faith in a non-factual, sourceless theory. If B, you chose the explanation that is best backed up by empirical proof.

    Explanation A is Christianity, Explanation B is evolution.

    That aside, anyone having blind-faith in anything is narrow-minded. These things can never be proven to 110%, not Christianity, not evolutionism, not buddhism, not any belief.

  119. bkdudeon 11 Sep 2008 at 6:38 pm 119

    I assume you’re an idiot.

    stop sucking god’s cock.

  120. Christianon 11 Sep 2008 at 6:41 pm 120

    Hey!

    You ain’t being serious, are you?

    If you are, I’ll say this:

    I’m christian. I believe in evolution. And, before you go ahead, calling me a heretic for liking this, I think I should inform you:

    ITS A GAME

    Also, if you want a religious debate, hows about this:

    Thou shalt not kill

    Yet, in the name of God, we are perfectly allowed to slaughter thousands of innocent muslim people when we sack their cities, right?

    You ever read about the crusades? We took Jerusalem, and killed every man, woman and child for being muslim.

    Argue that, you prejudiced god-fearing person. And nice try with the woman thing. Its a shame you have equal rights and now you stand just as high as men isnt it? Boohoo, no hiding in your lower class now.

    So where you from? Alabama? Texas?

  121. Ryboon 11 Sep 2008 at 6:42 pm 121

    This needs to be on Encylopedia Dramatic!

    oh and btw, you’re pathetic, get a life.

  122. Jack Fraseron 12 Sep 2008 at 12:35 am 122

    To the admin,
    i completely respect your choice to believe in God, but i ask that you respect the choices of everyone else. If a person chooses to believe science over religion it is their God given right as a human to do so. Also, how does the bible explain dinosaurs. I haven’t ever seen anything in the bible about them, just wondering your views on the matter.
    Also anyone who mocks this lady’s views is ignorant and a hypocrite, if you ask for your beliefs to remain untainted then don’t mock hers.

  123. Daerionon 12 Sep 2008 at 3:58 am 123

    Cry me a river.
    You spout all sorts of utterly fucking retarded crap on the internet and then you’re surprised people with at least half a brain wish your kind would finally stop polluting the gene pool? Are you serious?

  124. Daveon 12 Sep 2008 at 10:43 am 124

    Coming from a born and raised Catholic, I have to say, “get off it you religious fanatics”. It’s a freaking video game and it has no bearing on religion whatsoever, it’s not tryin to attack your beliefs and It’s not trying to brainwash the general public to believe in evolution, it’s a game you play and have fun. Oh and by the way, if you believe that God created everything in his infinite wisdom, well then he created this game then didn’t he/she/it/whatever is up there. This is the problem with religion, instead of being taken in the context of living your life by certain principles that are mostly common sense, people like this lady here use their beliefs to tread on anything they’re afraid of and hide behind those beliefs whenever a legit arguement arises against they’re beliefs. There is a war going on Overseas, Korea has Nukes, and Tropical storms are destroying peoples livelyhood and you find it important to bash somebody’s creative brain child because it makes you “uncomfortable”. The older I get, the less I can believe in any religion at all because they are the sole cause for so much pain and agony the world around, I do believe in a higher power and for sure and I pray, but maybe when Catholic Priests stop molesting young boys and muslims stop killing themselves and other because that’s what there “god” would want, I’ll find a way to believe strongly again. Oh and by the way, there are 100′d if not 1000′s of religions in the world that believe entirely different things, what makes ours so freaking right?

  125. Anonymouson 12 Sep 2008 at 11:54 am 125

    If you want to ban a popular video game, expect gamers to hate you and “kill” you (we know all know the people who make these threats are Internet tough guys). We don’t give a fuck about your beliefs if you want to ruin our entertainment.

  126. Someoneon 12 Sep 2008 at 6:55 pm 126

    Screw you and your anti spore crap. You guys are so full of it. Get a life you dim witted fools. ITS JUST A GAME!!! Jebus you guys are retards.

  127. roy rules!on 12 Sep 2008 at 7:42 pm 127

    Evolution isn’t a theory… its fact… if you deny evolution… then you may as well deny life itself. Look at virus’ They EVOLVE every year because of our advances in medicine… or is that god being an asshole to us all? People adapt to their enviroment. Black people evolved to have their skin pigment to battle the sun. That’s a form of evolution. But.. you christians are so narrow minded… if we we’re created in god’s image, then god must be gay/bisexual aswell, as science has proven that being gay/bi isn’t a choice, it’s a piece of your genetic being, or is that satan reaching out to the infants before their born? Why dont you just live by this rule… and this goes to all the religions “Keep your religion to yourselves!” you can have church since it’s inside a building and people have the concious choice to wander in, but dont start attacking a form of entertainment. Keep it to yourself, and shit will settle down.

  128. CautionCaton 12 Sep 2008 at 11:59 pm 128

    Are you a femnazi too? Or just a hardcore brainwashed christian?

    Because there really isn’t a difference.
    It’s a game. You don’t like it. Good for you.
    Now go wipe your kid’s ass so he doesn’t turn into a faggot.

  129. mikeon 14 Sep 2008 at 1:46 am 129

    “I mean as a good Christian woman just the simple number of wishes for me to ‘burn in hell’ is enough to scare me. ”
    If you’re a good Christian woman than I wish to see what you guys consider a bad one.

    “I am going to pray for everyone regardless, but I don’t think my promise of prayer is equal to ‘hoping I get killed in a drive-by’.”
    here’s the thing, I don’t really care who prays for me. And while it’s comforting to hear a person who I really care about say she’ll pray for me since it shows that she cares about me atleast enough where she wants me to burn, it has no effect on me that someone I never met, never will meet, might not ever speak to, and is a fundamentalist will pray for me. And if god exists and bases how much I suffer or how long I do on how much people I don’t really know beg him to let me suffer less I’m going to hell for calling him too many profane words to list without getting typers cramp. This is assuming a dead person doesn’t have the strength to take down god with the powers of rage.

    “So here I am, passionate about my beliefs and wanting to explain myself to others that take the time to read and I am met with nearly all hatred”
    Only because you’re acting like the game is an abomination because your religion says so, your religion has been proven, and a game should be banned for going against your religion.

  130. Leightonon 14 Sep 2008 at 9:50 am 130

    How are death threats any different from your religion?
    Is someone saying “you should die in a ditch” any different from you saying we’ll all burn in hell for not believing as you do?

    In fact, your religion is more offensive than any death threat I have ever seen.
    Because no one has ever told me to suffer for eternity for not believing as they do, sure I get told to jump off cliffs, shoot myself, etc. But nothing is as twisted as the mere idea of hell, that could only be thought of by someone as twisted as yourself.

  131. Look ladyon 14 Sep 2008 at 7:10 pm 131

    look lady, listen. The internet brings out the worst in people its not like if you met any of these people on the street theyd be going up to you and saying you should be horribly killed. That being said, the reason behind your hate mail is because of your ignorance behind your argument.

    You act as if you are a huge victim here and its really pissing everyone off. The religious views on the subject of evolution are bombarding the education system and this is really putting a lot of people who are against having religion taught in school on edge. For us this is a major issue , because we consider this view to be against science. Saying “god did it” is COMPLETELY against the scientific method. For things to be consider scientifically valid, they at LEAST need to be partially provable. So saying “god did it” provides no evidence making it not “true” by scientific standards. No one is denying that there could be a god who created us. How the hell should we know that? Anything is possible but just cause something is possible does NOT make it okay to be taught as truth. We KNOW that animals evolve, its been proven that animals will adapt to their situation through small mutations with genes. This has no mention of whether god made us or not, all it states is that species of animals can change features about them to more easily survive in the conditions present to them. So if you’re arguing that animals don’t evolve then that’s really going against a mountain of evidence with an improvable statement. Natural selection, which is just a theory, explains in an extremely logical way how these mutations can lead to certain mutated traits being adopted among entire species. Arguing that the theory of natural selection is untrue is fine with us. But saying that the main theory behind evolution, which has withstood many many tests to disprove it, is wrong and the answer is “god did it”, which has no scientific leverage behind it, is insulting to people who dedicate their whole life to using the scientific method as your reasoning is as far from science as it can get. So this is why when you are complaining that people are forcing you to learn about evolution, you sound like a total ass. Your idea is backed by one of the most powerful groups in the entire world, Christianity, and your forcing this non-scientific idea down OUR throats. I’m actually quite scared about what will happen with this Intelligent Design issue as bringing something so unprovable into schools would lead to the degradation of the education system. Thankfully i live in Canada and if that ever happened here I’d lose all hope in mankind. It also doesn’t help your cause that you don’t believe in global warming, which is a major global issue. Did you know that Venus’ atmosphere is primarily made of atmospheric carbon and its surface temperature is 461.85 °C (I’m assuming you don’t know Metric units so it’s 863.33 ºF) while mercury, 2x closer to the sun , is less even at its hottest points. So please, stop murdering humanity. Don’t drive SUV’s and denying your screwing our planet over. Cause on day were all going to be dead and it will be all your fault. So believe in god and do what ever it is you do just dont try to make us learn things that aren’t close to being proven and stop polluting this planet you dumb ass (the dumb ass part was only for the pollution). We’ve come so far as a species please don’t take us in the other direction with Intelligent Design bs.

  132. Snodogon 15 Sep 2008 at 1:19 pm 132

    I agree with most of the posts up their that say that your views should not have been voiced so… broadly on the internet and all the bodily harm threats that you got was simply people “flaming” you because they think your stupid. I respect that you have a strong faith. I respect that you try and come at this from an intellegent angel, but you must realize, that for most of us who believe in evolution, you sound ignorant and close minded (and in no way am I stateing that you are either). I do however believe in god, but simply in my own way. I believe he put me on this earth with free will to live as i choose to. I believe god talks to me and tells me HIMSELF how i should believe in him and ive come to the conclusion that the bible is a hoax (but that is simply MY personal beliefe). I would just like to respectfully tell you that i believe you are wrong. I would like to respectfully tell you that you come across close minded and people take that at idiotic. Do not in anyway take this as threatning or dissrespectfull, for you seem like a nice woman, i simply believe that you havnt experienced enough to make an educated decision on evolution or creationism.

  133. ben doveron 15 Sep 2008 at 3:19 pm 133

    dude, you call us non believers thats so nazi like

    ur giving christians a bad name not the flamers

    its funny that i saw a spore ad while readin this lol

  134. Stormin Normanon 15 Sep 2008 at 7:49 pm 134

    You guys are a bunch of stuck up ignorant morons. God created the Heavens and the earths he also created SPORE!!! You can still be a christian and belive in evolution. What you wankers need to realise is that the Bible was built as a a group of metaphors for the people 3000 years ago to hear to simplify things. IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY there are too many contridictions.

  135. kevinon 15 Sep 2008 at 10:34 pm 135

    You’re saying you not surprised by nonbelievers what are you doing you sound like someone who wants to go after these people you need to handle this a lot better than you’re doing i mean come on just relax i get where your coming from you have kids, and you need to protect them but making this website isn’t gonna do anything all you’re doing is mixing up the melting pot and enraging all of these people by calling them all non-believers sounds like they’re less people because they aren’t Christians. Come on think before you post if you aren’t looking for hatred don’t post something that will stir it up.

  136. JACOB Jon 16 Sep 2008 at 5:17 pm 136

    I LOEL’D if you don’t like this game then GTFO.

  137. aliceon 16 Sep 2008 at 9:01 pm 137

    How is telling these “non-believers” that you’ll be praying for they’re wrong, misguided, ignorant souls a Christian behavior? Or that our comments and attitudes are stereotypically those of non-Christians? Or x-ing out pictures of Will Wright claiming he’s here to corrupt the children? Arrogant.

    It just so happens that the theory of evolution, worked the right way, could be a fun game. And it turns out Will was right about that. I seriously doubt he’s on a personal crusade to bring down those darned Christians once and for all by creating a game where you could make a pink bunny like creature named Fluffy. I don’t buy it. You theories, that is. I bought the game. It rocks!

  138. Outrageouson 17 Sep 2008 at 1:07 pm 138

    Hah! Yeah, first of all: how do we know you actually WILL “pray” for us? Second: Yeah, your point by praying is that; those who DON’T believe in the teachings of the bible, are “misguided” for not believing, so, you “pray” for those people “to find the right way”? You don’t fucking get that not all on this earth are interested at all in religions? I’m one of them, I believe to the fullest in the evolution theory, and to me, the only god is the nature itself. And, you’re saying that this game, is teaching childs the evolutionary theory — First of all: did you know that in Sweden for example, children MUST learn the evolutionary theory, they may have their own religion and all, but they MUST learn it! Second: by this post, YOU do the same thing as you claim the reators of Spore did; trying to teach the rest of the world that the creatonism is the “true” thing! Once again, you are just so pathetic…

    PS: I don’t believe your’e scared of the “burn in hell” threats, and I don’t really care you didn’t threat anyone in this blog, you poured salt in a not yet healed wound (“believe in god or not”), did you really think that you wouldn’t get one single threat by posting something ridicolous like this?? This page is spreading just as fast as a fire on a plain with dry grass, you will keep geting threats till you drop this page…

  139. Diggory Dooon 18 Sep 2008 at 12:06 am 139

    Your mind is a slut to lies, and someone taught you WHAT to think, and not HOW to think. You need to objectively observe and analyze information. I fucking hate you you piece of shit fucking brainless moron fuck. Go die somewhere so you can go to heaven and chill with people who agree with you. Apparently earth is through with you.

  140. Chinese with Gods, Devils with Jesuson 19 Sep 2008 at 9:38 am 140

    Church will pimp a whore backwards.

  141. bobon 19 Sep 2008 at 3:31 pm 141

    Burn in hell.

    And please, please don’t pray for me. It makes me feel unclean.

  142. Anti-godon 19 Sep 2008 at 6:11 pm 142

    DYE MOTHER FUCKER!!!!

  143. Anti-godon 19 Sep 2008 at 6:12 pm 143

    LISTEN MY CHILDS: GOD DOESN’T EXIST!!! IT’S ALL A BOUNCH OF LIES!!!

  144. 144th Comment!on 20 Sep 2008 at 7:38 pm 144

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa your so full of CRAP! If you dont want your kids playing the goddamn game just DONT BUY IT FOR THEM! You dont have to go on bitching and complaining that, “Its invading or homes and spoiling our children”!!
    Its not your parents in law, so quit with your complaining, and get a life.

  145. Rick Astleyon 30 Sep 2008 at 1:28 am 145

    Get back in the kitchen, bitch

  146. Haon 05 Oct 2008 at 7:53 pm 146

    My god, you are such a f**king liar! Honestly, if people really supported you, then they would post it as a comment.

  147. Midianon 06 Oct 2008 at 1:25 am 147

    Some day, your religion will fall, and we will move into your lavish churches, and the only choir that shall be heard, will be the whores moaning your gods name.

  148. Niallon 11 Oct 2008 at 4:29 pm 148

    wtf a mythical creature?

  149. Joe Dempsieon 10 Nov 2008 at 2:09 am 149

    Hi, I think you took so much attention about that game. I think you’re taking sooooo serious.
    That’s not big deal. I am kinds of ardent god-beliver. However, when I played this game i don’t think “I’m god” or ” i’m revolting my god”
    this game was made for fun. Not for “being god”
    First of all, I can’t quite think you play this game properly, You just want some gossips about Will Wright. He’s a wonderful game maker. And you’re just little gossip maker. Hey, Be cool, I think you want to prove that you’re a great beliver.
    Or go back to your kitchen. I think you’re writing was whole crap. Live with your cutty god.

  150. sporeguyon 23 Nov 2008 at 10:47 pm 150

    what is everybody’s problem?its just a game!nothing more,nothing less, go ahead, make a death threat, but i am a huge fan of spore and im religious

  151. Walruson 15 Dec 2008 at 2:42 pm 151

    EVOLUTION FOR THE WIN! GOD SUCKS AND YOU TOO! GET LIFE!

  152. omidojo516on 29 Jan 2009 at 5:03 pm 152

    Hi, I do believe in God and I don’t some of the things Spore says, but I like to Spore for the fun of it. I believe it’s just a game. I also think its for people to say things like, just because your trying to show your beliefs. Please email me.

  153. christainity is pointlesson 17 Mar 2009 at 4:13 am 153

    religion actually makesw some people believe in an invisible man that lives in the sky

  154. christainity is pointlesson 17 Mar 2009 at 4:23 am 154

    stupidity just another reason to leave religion in the 1400s where it belongs

  155. GOD IS IS THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR OF THE COSMOS!!on 01 Apr 2009 at 11:19 pm 155

    GO TO GODISLOVE.TK TO LEARN WHY ATHEISM IS EVIL!!

  156. Sarahon 26 Oct 2009 at 11:14 am 156

    -”I’m going to go out on a limb and guess you’re from the US “deep south” because the rest of the world is bright enough to laugh at creationism. Even tiny villages in Africa that haven’t seen any western influences since the missionaries first told them they were sinners have figured out that creationists are just embarrassing.”

    Ok, this is just insulting. I’m from the “Deep South” and I’m Christian, but I’m not extreme like this. In fact, this is about the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    Now that that’s off my chest, I’m just going to say what has probably been said multiple times before. While personally I think you are entitled to an opinion, I think that you are stepping a bit out of line with it here. If you are looking to convert, remember, you convert people by reading them the bible and by showing them love, not by beating them with the good book. Here you come off as a close-minded Puritan, ready to hang anyone at the slightest offense. There’s a reason you don’t see Puritans walking the streets much anymore.
    This game was simply meant to be a fun way for kids to be able to control their own player, whereas other video games use preset characters. Spore allows them to unleash their creativity. If they want to make the main character a sparkling, flying, pink unicorn, they can! That’s the point. There are not Anti-Christian Scripture hidden in the coding, or satanic messages dotting the leaves.

    -“It was the waters covering the Earth on such a grand scale that caused the aging that people of science claim as proof.”
    And if you want people to take you seriously, stop posting crap like that. Seriously. Any homeowner knows that water damage looks different than, say, fire damage or termite damage. It’s not just “wear and tear”. There are only two ways to explain this that would coincide with Christianity.
    1) God guided the creation of earth. After all, a million years is like a day to God.
    2) God placed that evidence there to test our faith.
    Either way, your “theory” (and I use the term loosely) is, frankly, stupid. Before you post next time, try to use the space between your ears more.

    Sincerely,
    A concerned High Schooler

  157. SPOREon 03 Aug 2010 at 10:00 am 157

    Burn in hell

  158. Anonymouson 03 Jan 2011 at 5:13 pm 158

    Um yeah, I have noticed them and I wouldn’t want to “burn in hell” either. The thing is, death threats should be expected If you’re going against a whole game. All the game’s crazy fanatics will come at you and try to threaten you. But obviously they won’t be able to. So it’s pointless unless you actually get scared by them.

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