Sunday, November 2, 2008

D&D=Satanism=Barack Obama

The recent revelation that charity funds raised in honor of Gary Gygax at GenCon were turned down by the Cristian Children's Fund merely because of an association with D&D got me thinking about one of the many smear attempts made against Barack Obama.

Michael Goldfarb wrote:
It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement.

My first supposition was only jobless losers who play Dungeons and Dragons would vote for Obama causing all virile American Men to puff out there chests and declare I ain't no gaming dweeb and vote for McCain.

But, my friend Ran theorized it was because to many D&D is synonymous with Satanism. Of course, Faux News actually got around to making the conjecture with James Pinkerton's Pulitzer Prize piece The Devil is in the Details: Another Obama Connection You Ought to Know About, asking the important question Could Lucifer play a role in this presidential election?

It's 2008, yet we still have appeals to non-existent characters from bronze age fairy tales. The god of the bible clearly does not exist. But if the bible were somehow the word of god the bravest character would be Lucifer who threw off his chains of bondage and declared, in the face of impossible odds, I Will Not Serve.

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