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Tal [G6] October 20 2008 8:46 PM EDT

Forgive me for bringing this up again but Im new and I would like to say something. Admins if you don't like this feel free to close my thread, you won't hurt my feelings none.

Okay if I were to name one of my minions J.C. would I get flamed on? I mean there is one saying that I am bringing up that everyone should take heed of:

"To Each Their Own"

<a href="/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=001tbK&all_p=1">Complaint to ADMIN: Religion-bashing minion names</a>

Sickone October 20 2008 8:49 PM EDT

Until I noticed the "religion" thing in your link (by the way you have to select "HTML" for links to display right, and use <br> tags for linebreaks) I was at a loss why would anybody go bonkers over a minion named "J.C."

But then again I'm an atheist so... ;)

Tal [G6] October 20 2008 8:51 PM EDT

Complaint to ADMIN: Religion-bashing minion names Here is link again

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 20 2008 8:54 PM EDT

I don't know tal, I am a strong Christian and I don't see were this would have a place in CB. It wouldn't really upset me, but I think there are those who would be upset by it.

Sickone October 20 2008 8:55 PM EDT

If anybody gets offended by a minion named "Jesus Christ" I'd suggest they'd need to re-examine their own faith first (how's that with turning the other cheek and/or forgiveness and such again?), then make a judgement again.

DoS [Battle Royale] October 20 2008 8:57 PM EDT

I know no one cares but it doesn't bother me.

Sickone October 20 2008 9:00 PM EDT

You'd seriously need to be a pretty zealous and closed-minded Christian to even start being bothered by it, but then again, such a person would probably be offended by the whole concept of CB as a whole to begin with, so we're talking a very narrow range of possible people that MIGHT get offended by it.

Oh well... I guess it's slow news day today, isn't it ? :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 20 2008 9:02 PM EDT

iirc, no admin action was taken, the user changed it on their own so wanna be the precedent?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 20 2008 9:04 PM EDT

Sickone, it is not good to assume people's position on this.

Sickone October 20 2008 9:04 PM EDT

I am pretty sure there's a character called "God", and I haven't noticed any complaints about it :)

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 20 2008 9:06 PM EDT

Well firstly God isn't religion specific, secondly you're still assuming. Are post the only way of communicating?

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 20 2008 9:09 PM EDT

I dont have a problem with it or anything but why would you? JC doesnt really have anything to do with Tal or destrinator to the best of my knowledge.

Tal [G6] October 20 2008 9:09 PM EDT

I am just gathering info on whether or not I want to rename my char/minions
I was wanting to rename them J.C. and Beezlebub

Sickone October 20 2008 9:10 PM EDT

"Sickone, it is not good to assume people's position on this. "

The one being offended by it makes an even bigger assumption (that this was MEANT as an offense), so let the ones without sin cast the first stone, as they say.
Ok, now, would *I* name my character/minion "Jesus Christ" after posting what I posted, now THAT might be constituted as almost inviting a flaming, but still not offensive.
Of course I won't do that, but there's absolutely no good reason to BE offended by somebody who did name one of their minions as such.

I was born Christian Orthodox myself, and have studied (and argued about the finer points of) religion in general, and Abrahamic religions in particular significantly more than the average Christian.
But that's a completely different story and almost everybody on this planet still has the privilege to believe whatever he wants to believe, no matter how silly it might seem to others who do not share the same belief.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 20 2008 9:12 PM EDT

Beelzebub is used in just about every video game. So i think JC or any of its equivalents should be fine also. :)

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 20 2008 9:15 PM EDT

Naming a minion Jesus Christ or God is no better than naming your dog that. Whoever can sink so low to mock our lord and savior so will certainly burn in hell for his sins.
Btw if you were wondering those aren't my words. So, Obviously people get angered, that's all I'm saying.

Tal [G6] October 20 2008 9:19 PM EDT

i know titan those words are in the link i posted. and yes i read every word.

Roachenfuss October 20 2008 9:28 PM EDT

religion aside... The rules of CB as have always understood them is be PG and don't be negative. I believe that if you meet those standards then no one should take offense. On personal note I think that its a little sad the question is raised in time of free speech and tolerance.

Sickone October 20 2008 9:29 PM EDT

"Btw if you were wondering those aren't my words. So, Obviously people get angered, that's all I'm saying. "

Well, you only need to look at the last date that character posted, his account picture and his character names to conclude that it's either a person with serious issues OR a person who was simply joking.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 20 2008 9:29 PM EDT

Lol, Roach, you must not live in China or Korea huh?

Tal [G6] October 20 2008 9:32 PM EDT

lets not start another flame war please

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 20 2008 9:34 PM EDT

Its not very christian like to say someone has problems.

Roachenfuss October 20 2008 9:40 PM EDT

nope good ole USA

Sickone October 20 2008 9:50 PM EDT

"Its not very christian like to say someone has problems. "

I can respond to this in only two ways, which I'll tone down as much as possible in order to not be offensive...

I either could tell you that I sincerely hope you're just joking, or I could make a joke myself and say it's a good thing I'm no longer a Christian, since I can finally speak my mind and tell it like I see it.

Little Anthony October 20 2008 10:13 PM EDT

i feel bad if i have to pound J.C. with shocking grasp.

FailBoat[SG] October 20 2008 10:15 PM EDT

Please inspect my newest team.

That is my stance on this arguement, and Jason Charles says to leave his initials alone.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 20 2008 10:15 PM EDT

Little anthony brings up a good point lol.

Tal [G6] October 21 2008 12:02 AM EDT

i dunno i didn't start this thread to start a holy war so everyone be nice

Arthas October 21 2008 12:10 AM EDT

As a Christian, I'm not offended by it.

Josh [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 23 2008 2:54 AM EDT

I'm offended, please don't name your character that which should not be named. If you do, I'll probably have to quit CB for good.

FailBoat[SG] October 23 2008 3:24 AM EDT

Either a good Sarcasm Post or really silly emo post. Good show either way Josh.

Josh [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 23 2008 6:52 AM EDT

Dude, I'm straight emo. Sarcasm does not please me. It saddens me because I don't get it and just wish everyone could be serious all the time.
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