DavidIQ wrote:Why bring religion into this discussion? There's no point.
Well, as brf admitted, he already mentioned Satan on the previous page. But there is
a point, and that point is that we make special allowances for the exact same atrocity depending on other (emotional) factors. Therefore, when someone condemns an atrocity in a videogame but accepts something similar in a religion, that is a perfect
example of someone applying a double standard. I didn't bring up the subject of religion just for the sake of bringing it up; I brought it up because I am arguing that people are basing their judgements entirely on emotion rather than whatever reasons they are professing.
While I don't expect you to understand or care why that's in the Bible nor do I want you (nor anyone else including myself) to try and explain this here it's pretty far out there to compare what was done in Biblical times with what's being done in terorrist acts today.
Only if you incorporate peoples' emotional responses and beliefs into it. Justice is (or at least should
be) blind, and if one is going to talk about censorship, one should not
be allowed to judge the same kind of act differently depending on one's emotions and beliefs. In other words, if it's acceptable in a religion, then it should be acceptable in a videogame. You can't dismiss the comparison by just saying it's "pretty far out there". In fact, the Bible is full of acts which meet the textbook definition of terrorism, such as the murder of all the first-born male children of Egypt.
So to say that there's some sort of double-standard in such a comparison is pretty weak
Sorry, but if you're going to call a comparison "weak", you have to provide a better reason than calling it "pretty far out there".
And, as far as I know, the terorrist act being done in the game by the Russian terorrists has no religious background to it.
I never said it did. That was not the point of the comparison.