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3-26-2010 @ 2:21AM
WoW is not really a religion because while we might worship it, we know it was created by real people at Blizzard. But inside we play our toons as Avatars, and some classes like Priests and Paladins draw upon religion for their powers.WoW is a way of life that is neither religion nor fact, but as mentioned, is fantasy. Studies have shown on average that people who believe in religion are happier than those who don't believe. So I think these fantasies are an important human tool for happiness, given as I suspect, that the more we learn about science the more people are lost to traditional religions.
3-26-2010 @ 4:40AM
I'm an Atiest and i'm pretty much happy with it :) but indeed WoW isn't real enough to compare it to the nut cases that run around in the name of "what ever god" we are seeing latly.Is god real? I believe not but hey opinion's vary on that topic. Do people find conford in believing he is? I believe masses do that yes.Do you have to believe in a god to be happy? No it's all up to yourself to feel happy, it's just how you look at the world.
3-26-2010 @ 10:20AM
So you're saying you don't believe in WoW religions because they were made up by people at Blizzard, but you believe in science? Science is made up by people. I'm a scientist. We look at the world and come up with theories for how things work. Atheists then come alone, some of which are scientists, then try to use the theories as their religion claiming people who believe otherwise are fools. In my experience, folks that think science and religion are mutually exclusive either don't understand science, religion, or both.
3-26-2010 @ 3:45PM
Shadowcaster, if you were a little kid and someone told you Santa wasn't real, and showed you men in fat suits; or showed you video footage of mum not the tooth fairy putting money under your pillow; or showing parents putting easter eggs around the place, not the Easter bunny, would you tend to disbelieve supernatural phenomenon? I'm not saying you can't still believe in Santa etc, I'm just saying less people believe when scientific data is in front of them.Copernicus proving the Earth revolved around the Sun and not the Sun around the Earth as early Christianity claimed is another example of science putting doubts into the religious.Scientific theories are made up by people but can be repeatedly proven to give the same result by independent testers. Trust in your senses or the supernatural (beyond the explanation of science). It's up to you and I'm not making any judgments on what you decide.
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