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8-05-2009 @ 9:57AM
@impurezeroWhen you mention placement of strip clubs, which laws are you referring to? While I agree with your point in general, if you are speaking of laws which prevent them from being within a certain distance from a school, I would have to disagree with you on that. No matter your view on strip clubs, they are places that are sexual in nature, and thus have no business being, for example, right across the street from a school. I wouldn't want a porn shop across from a school either. Even if you can't see anything from the outside, it feels like a conflict of intrests/morals.@Common sense, isn'tThere are a number of problems with your arguments to this point.You, of course, are free to believe and feel as you wish. But everybody else is, as well. Just because somebody believes in a stricter set of morals than you to (i.e. no boobies) does not make them "loonies" or "fools" (your words). Using words like that does nothing but lose you support. Whether or not Constantine actually chose the books which appear in our current Bible is beside the point. The fact of the matter is that people believe that the current Bible is the proper one and that the books in it are the only books that should be. If you've done any research, you'll notice that different denominations of Christianity have a few more or less books in their respective Bibles. The reason is for debate over canon. Belief in one set or another as the total and complete extent of Biblical canon does not make them "loonies" or "fools". Whichever denomination they belong to has its reasons for regarding a certain book canon or not. The individuals may not know all of these reasons, but they know that they agree with (nearly) everything else their leaders say, so they probably believe this as well.Also, I don't know where you're getting your information, but I don't see a lot of Christians ("loonies") going around torturing and executing. Just because Bush (I'm assuming you were talking about Bush) was a Christian and he said it was ok to torture prisoners does not mean that his views on the matter reflect the views of all Christians. Or even most Christians.And finally, as was already pointed out by somebody else, things are not censored by the US, only in the US. Nobody is forcing you to stop going to strip clubs. Not wanting to because of a religious belief is perfectly acceptable. Seriously, there are people who don't eat pork because of a religious belief. I think we can both agree that eating pork is even more "acceptable" than looking at boobies. China does the censoring itself or forces companies like Blizzard to do it. If WoW was not censored, it would be illegal in China. Of course, there were people trying to get onto foreign servers when it got shut down for a bit. They enjoyed the game and wanted to continue playing it. What they were doing was also illegal. There were likely a lot more people who weren't willing to break the law just so they could play WoW. These people are no doubt filling Blizzard's coffers right now despite the censorship because they are happy to be playing the game. And really, when it comes down to it, the censorship of bones and skulls may seem stupid, but at the same time, who cares? It doesn't really alter the game at all. It's an adjustment to the art assets. Granted, using a bag graphic as a replacement for any skull or head is a bit silly, and doesn't really fit in some places, but it still really doesn't matter. The gameplay and overarching story are still intact. Those are the important things.
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