Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rick and Creationists attacking Spore

So today the big buzz about Spore was regarding a creationist website called protesting the game and attacking Spore for it's evolutionary teachings.

Spore attacked as un-Godly
Evolutionary theme unpopular with Creationist
An Anti-Spore site has appeared online to protest against the evolutionary message of the popular game.

The site says that the EA game is their "biggest attack on Christian values to date" and "will not be tolerated".

Concerned that the game will "invade our homes and poison the minds of our children", the site's author writes:

"Yesterday I found out about a new game called Spore when my son asked me to buy it for him. It looked innocent enough at first and has E for Everyone ESRB rating. But don't be mislead, apparently 'everyone' means everyone they want to teach evolution to."

The site also attacks EA employees with the nicely worded: "not a single one with enough Jesus to stand up and say what they are doing is wrong".

An intrepid investigatory friends pointed out the following section of the blog:

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.”

It’s these teachings that I’ve spent my life learning, believing and becoming, that have made me the woman that I am today.

OK, while I admit the thought that this might be fake occurred to me briefly, I was a victim of this most holy rick roll. Well done...though now the entire intarwebz is angry at the creationists.


Kanadani said...

The mighty Rick Roll has done it again! This time at the expense of the poor, unexpecting creationists and evolutionists!

This is why you should avoid discussing religion on the interwebs...people are so ready for a fight there is no room for civility...or even humor anymore!

Good job on the rick roll!

John 'jaQ' said...

So any fakeout is now called a Rick Roll? Regardless of whether or not Rick is actually involved? I'm so behind.

I heard an interview with Will Wright on NPR today - Studio 360, I think. The discussion acknowledged that if anything, Spore promotes intelligent design rather than natural selection...

Rabscuttle said...

You know, that's an interesting point, given that the game is basically putting you in the shoes of God, creating the universe, really it DOES imply intelligent design.