What are your own personal beliefs about playing games? Those are more important then the beliefs of an intolerant Church that bases all games on a single aspect that may or may not be the main theme of the game. The same goes for books. I base my beliefs of a book on what I have read rather than what I have been told by others about the book.

In the case of Sarah, do you believe that Phil wants anything to do with anything against God, or that he wants others to stray from God? When deciding to play a game or not, I think it is more important to base my beliefs of a game's merit on how the game affects me. If it causes me to become a violent person, if it changes my character, if it changes how I deal with others, then I should not play that game.


When I was a kid, the church I attended did not believe in the use of cards in games. They believed that playing cards would lead to gambling and was a sin. I did not believe it. I am not a gambler to this day. They also did not believe in dancing because it would lead to sinful behavior. They felt the same about drinking alcoholic beverages. I have done all 3 of these things. I am a Christian. I am not an alcoholic, I do not partake in sinful behavior with women, and I do not gamble. What matters is what you do with what is presented to you, not the material itself. If you allow it to affect you in a nonChristian way, it is not the fault of the game, the beer, or the women. It is the fault of you. I am adult enough to know the difference between reality and make believe, and I do not allow one to creep into the other. Phil's game is a game, and nothing more. Shades of Doom is a game, and nothing more. I will never kill someone in real life because of a game I have played or a book I have read. I am a big fan of the Harry Potter series, but will never try to cast a spell to open a door. I know it won't work.

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Laughter is the best medicine, so look around, find a dose and take it to heart. ----- Original Message ----- From: "NIcol" <nicoljaco...@telkomsa.net>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:59 AM
Subject: [Audyssey] sincere request to phil


Hi Phil
I am addressing this to the list so that anyone may comment if they wish.
Me and my mom has a tender relationship and yesterday evening she hold me
tight and I could hear her heart beat.
She have a 6-8 march heart beat.
And then it reminded me of something in the sarah game similar to my mom's
heart beat. And for a while I couldn't think what it was.
Now I remember, it was the dancing of the trolls near the divination tower.
I am now belonging to the religious organization known as Jehovahs'
witnesses .We are strictly forbidden in our religion to play games
containing the supernatural.
We are told that would mean gross unfaithfulness to God.
So I am so tearfully sorry that I can no longer play sarah.
But phil I will never expect you to refund me.
I just want to know if you or anybody else can upload the sound of the
dancing trolls somewhere?
That sound is very comforting to me.
I just would like to hear that sound if my mom is far away at some stage.
Its much appreciated, but if this is not possible I'll understand.
Regards.


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