Aug 30th 2010 12:56PM Yep my atheist is my draenei hunter. XD I love her, but people not getting it gets incredibly annoying.
Aug 30th 2010 12:03PM I think 'naytheist' is better for what most people go for when they rp a wow atheist.
Aug 30th 2010 11:43AM This is pretty much my char's attitude. They're there, sure. But I am not bending down and singing praise anytime soon, and if I want something I will get it myself.
Aug 30th 2010 11:24AM There is a distinct difference between faith/belief in existance and faith/trust/belief in benevolence. In our world, no religion has solid proof that its beings exist, therefore belief in existance is tied to belief in power and also trust. People in the real world don't know their gods exist. They have to BELIEVE in them. But do you 'believe' in a table sitting in front of you? Do you have faith in its exitance or do you just know that its there?
I see atheism in wow possible because you can know a chair is there. You can touch it and smell it and see it. But that doesn't mean you are necessarily willing to sit on it. Because knowing something EXISTS doesn't mean the same thing as having FAITH in it, and religion is all about faith. There is no word to describe this in our world (because no one has proof that a god exists and yet chooses to ignore them in our world) other than atheism, which gets the attitude.
Feb 3rd 2010 3:44PM I'll be honest. Arthas is my favorite character in WC, (along with Garona, but we won't go into the mess that they made of her recently. :P) and I see a lot of my own flaws in him (the inability to handle failure, the tendency to go in half-cocked, the stubbornness that makes him unwilling to listen to wiser, cooler heads, the untempered passion). That said, I agree that he is nor redeemable. He dug his own grave, which is WHY I like him, despite the fact that usually characters I like manage to climb out. Unlike other characters, he is not a constant victim. Yes, Mal'ganis led him into a trap, but he walked right into it, despite having plenty of warnings and chances not to.
But I don't know, Uther's words in HoR still kinda stick in my head. I've avoided spoilers, sort of, I only have a rough idea of what happens. But I think, if what Uther says about him being there holding back the Scourge is right, (and it seems odd that they would throw that into HoR and then have it be untrue) then he has been punished enough, just by having to watch this darker aspect of himself merged with Ner'zhul commit all these atrocities, and by realizing what he has done. I can't see him going back to life as it would have been before, because the things he did cannot be erased, but I think he deserves to be broken free of Ner'zhul and Frostmourne before dying.
Dec 31st 2009 11:47AM Mostly because Velen was too much of a hippie and didn't stop them EVEN KNOWING IT WAS GOING TO CREATE DEATH AND SUFFERING IN THE UNIVERSE.
Yeah, because Velen could have totally stopped them on his own, considering there was two of them, and one of him, and they were both made even more powerful by the Burning Legion when Velen didn't have his own power enhanced in any way. THAT MAKES A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE. REALLY.
Both sides still did plenty of wrong things though. But the Draenei in my opinion are the key factor of all the suffering in the universe.
There are so many things wrong with your argument I don't EVEN