Aside from the entire "Blonde Jokes" thread, which I read before it was deleted, who are any of you on this forum to say whether or not the OP is a good enough Christian to start a linkshell in a virtual game? It's a novel idea, and apparently people expressed interest in it. Whether the creator of the LS is the "best" Christian doesn't matter.. it's a place for all Christians in the LS to hang out. They're not making the OP their new God or anything..
As for the people spouting crap about keeping religion out of FFXI.. or that the OP is being prejudice against other religions.. Do you guys actually read what you're typing? This game is full of diversity, and it's also full or LSs pertaining to certain people. There are Mithra LSs, Taru LSs, White Mage LSs, Crafting LSs, German LSs, Japanese LSs, NA LSs, EU LSs, Swedish LSs, Spanish LSs... A linkshell is not a **** Army ready to persecute all those opposed. It's simply a way to chat with people of similar interests. If they want to chat about God and church and Christian holidays and events, then let them. IT'S NOT HARMING YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN THE SLIGHTEST LITTLE BIT. Now if they were shouting their beliefs in Jeuno, that would be a different story. But having a Christian LS is no different than having a Crafting LS or a Taru LS. Anyone saying otherwise is being outright prejudice against the OP and anyone interested in joining the Christian LS.
The first LS I was ever in got a new member. He seemed like a nice guy. But he mentioned one thing about God, got flamed for it, and when he defended himself (not preaching, just defending from the flames), he got booted from the LS. Was it fair to him? Not at all. Maybe he'll read this post and join a LS where little comments like he made won't result in him being degraded, booted, and made to feel like an outsider.
Side note: I spent the first 13 years of my life attending both Catholic church and the United Church of Christ, twice a week. (Weird, I know. I blame my mother and paternal grandmother. -.-) For the past 10 years, I've attended none, nor do I worship anything at all. I've sat on both sides of the fence. Being Christian does not mean you are perfect. Flaming someone because they want to start a Christian LS is being ignorant and prejudice. I'm fairly sure at any given moment there will NOT be someone spouting Bible verses or singing hymns. Does an all-Crafting LS talk about ONLY Crafting? No, they chat about "normal" stuff just like the rest of us. On the flip side, I wouldn't want to join the Christian LS. :X
But you know what.. If I don't want to join, I won't. I won't flame the OP or his idea just because it's not something I'd be interested in. Some people would do better just to ignore posts that don't pertain to them.
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