“Resisting EA’s War on Creationism”

By Jim Rossignol on September 10th, 2008 at 7:58 am.


Blogchums Videogaming247 have spotted that a Creationist blogger has started his own campaign against the evil of Will Wright’s game. No DRM quibbles here though, it’s all about the religious implications:

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.

Yes. For more such insights, visit Anti Spore.

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  1. Kommissar Nicko says:

    I’d have to go with Muzman about the God-cred. There’s not nearly enough interconnectedness to substantiate this person. They’d be whipping out prayer circles at x-place, candlelight vigils with their pastor at y-zone, and talking all about how pious all the people are in z-land.

  2. Bonedancer says:

    Definitely a joke, but I liked this bit:

    “Someone informed me that an Attorney, Mr. Jack Thompson may be able to help me. As he has had much success in raising awareness about problem video games.

    Does anyone know how I can get in touch with him?

    Turns out that Jack Thompson is a terrible lawyer.
    People are emailing me so much stuff, I don’t know which people are being sincere and which are not.”

  3. Noc says:

    My favorite part:

    Someone informed me that an Attorney, Mr. Jack Thompson may be able to help me. As he has had much success in raising awareness about problem video games.

    Does anyone know how I can get in touch with him?

    Turns out that Jack Thompson is a terrible lawyer.

    Whether this is a hoax or not, this is gold.

    [Edit: DAMNIT, Bonedancer. Also: Ooh, post editing is shiny, now. And it’s got a ticking clock.]

  4. NateN says:

    99% sure it’s a hoax. Why?

    1. If you do a whois, you’ll note that the the DNS is hosted by a company that hosts a fair amount of porn. (killhost.com) An odd choice for a Christian family values blogger.

    2. If you do some checking to see who uses killhost.com’s DNS servers, and then go view source on some of those porn sites, you’ll note they are using Google analytics to track site views. If you go to antispore.com and view source, you’ll note that he’s using the same Google analytics account to track site views on that site as well.

    I’m not mentioning any porn sites here to keep this all SFW, do your own googling :-P. But clicking “Shared” on one of the the links below is a good place to start.

    http://www.robtex.com/dns/antispore.com.html
    http://www.robtex.com/dns/ns1.killhost.com.html

    (The Google analytics account is UA-297894, anti-spore is profile number 9. So on antispore, the full string is UA-297894-9 in the source, on some of the other sites it’ll be UA-297894-X, where X = any number.)

    None of this is a smoking gun of course, but it all looks really off when you add it all up.

  5. JonFitt says:

    “However, we must be reminded that the Episcopal Church is the only church in america that ordains homosexuals on a regular basis.”

    Laughed, I nearly cried.

    To chime in with what others have said, I have found the pointers to ID in Spore to be a bit grating.

  6. Bob Arctor says:

    My religious vehicle was a Jesus Christ on cross on tracks with a loudspeaker coming out his chest.
    That is all.

  7. Bahumat says:

    I’m so confused! Should I hate this game for the DRM, or love it because it makes creationists froth?

  8. ripclaw says:

    I’m quite sure this is either someone’s attempt at irony or a marketing stunt. The way it is written makes sure to push all the right buttons to get gamers’ blood boiling, e.g. mentioning Jack Thompson. Still, somewhat entertaining though.

  9. Dreaded Walrus says:

    The majority of us already knew it was a hoax, but for those that didn’t, this confirms it:

    http://antispore.com/2008/09/11/understand-my-beliefs-please/

    “But the Bible teaches us that God was not done with man. For we were His creation and He then spoke to Noah in Genesis 8:21-27 after the flood. “21. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never gonna give you up. 22. “Never gonna let you down.” 23.”Never gonna run around and desert you.” 24. “Never gonna make you cry.” 25. “Never gonna say goodbye.” 26. “Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.” 27.”Never truly believe anything you read on the Internet. There will always be cases of Poe’s Law.””

    Notice also the mention of Poe’s Law.

    Poe’s Law: “Without a blatant display of humour, it is impossible to tell the difference between religious Fundamentalism and a parody thereof.”

  10. Velt says:

    Don’t give this guys website any publicity.

    The guy isn’t half as much of an ignorant tool if he gets money for pissing people off.

    Even clicking the link to his site makes him money, if you think it’s stupid don’t even go on his site.

  11. BarkingDog says:

    No, actually do go there and read the last post, especially the ending quotes.
    whoever made that blog is made of epix and win.
    Best Rickroll in all of… creation.