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spore will turn you godless

The hottest thing on the market besides the new “oh look at the pretty colors dressing up the fact that there’s really nothing new” iPods is the video game Spore. Spore is an online multi player game that lets you control the evolution of a species from single cell organism on.

I did think briefly about buying it, but I remembered what happened the last time I got sucked into a Will Wright game and realized that I do not have the time to devote to the addiction that would ensue. It wasn’t even the addiction to The Sims that bothered me most, it was the way I would do things to my characters like lock them in a room until they had to pee on the floor or build a floor over the swimming pool during a family pool party. I did the same kind of thing with Roller Coaster Tycoon; I would build a coaster with a loop that didn’t connect to anything and then watch carnage ensue. Those sim games brought out parts of me I didn’t want to know.

Sorry for the digression.

Anyhow, I was looking for reviews of Spore just to see what it’s like in case I win the lottery and don’t have to go to work anymore and can spend my entire day creating a new species and fulfilling my God complex.

That’s how I came across the anti spore site.

At first reading, I was dumbfounded. Could someone really be this far out there that they find this game such an affront to God and creationism that they are compelled to start a site about it? Why not, you know…just not buy the game?

This entire game is propaganda aimed directly at our children to teach them evolution instead of creationism, or “intelligent design” if you go for stupid PC terms.

8,500 people all working together and not a single one with enough Jesus to stand up and say what they are doing is wrong.

You would think that as a member of the Episcopal Church, a smart man like Will Wright would not be capable of creating Spore. However, we must be reminded that the Episcopal Church is the only church in america that ordains homosexuals on a regular basis.

It makes sense that a perverted church would cause a man to make the creations he has in this game. It just may be that evolution is not the only thing to fear this game teaching your children.

I stared at this a few minutes, read some of the hundreds of comments and then I decided to believe that this is not the work of some zealot creationist. No, this is the work of some marketing genius. It’s a reverse psychology, viral marketing ad campaign. It has to be. That’s what I choose to believe. Because I’d rather believe in some soulless advertising people thinking up this anti-spore idea than to believe that someone out there really thinks that their attempt at blog-picketing had anything to do with EA’s stock going down a dollar.

I’m still thinking about buying Spore. But I also want to buy NHL ’09. Either way, EA gets my money. Who’s your god now?

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