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1. When I was young, the fundies went after D&D.
Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:06 PM
Dec 2012

Of course, being a geek I played at the time. Thinking myself to be a good christian it bothered me of course to suffer the various harsh pronouncements. After a while I noticed a critical assumption in their arguments as they concluded that people who played D&D were certainly closet Satanists who would destroy our country.

That of course is that we have a difference between fantasy and reality. Just because I talked about magic doesn't mean I do it, nor is the wanton violence something I'd condone in real life. Actually, thinking through the false equivalence they presented was one of the major events in my development as a critical thinker and a Democrat.

So I guess what you're saying here is that there actually are many people who can't separate fantasy from reality. I am disturbed to think that they might be buying these guns for realsies because they have been totally brainwashed by Hollywood into thinking that the movie version of life is something real that should be aspired to.

That sounds like a problem! But problems are made to be solved. We have imaginary guns and real guns here. Probably it would be effective to concentrate on putting some restrictions on the ones that do actual damage.

When I was young, the fundies went after D&D. Pholus Dec 2012 #1
My wife and I only have the most basic of basic cable... rwsanders Dec 2012 #2
K&R DeSwiss Dec 2012 #3
Although there's violence in Hollywood... rschallack Dec 2012 #4
Dang. secondvariety Dec 2012 #5
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