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Off Topic 3, Pogs And Taoism Are Evil! RUN!

I cannot facepalm HARD enough.  Even the legendary Picard/Riker maneuver isn’t strong enough.

Before you say, “wtf is that title all about” let’s get some disclaimers out the way:

1)I’m being trolled with 100% accuracy

2)I’m beating a dead horse

3)Even if someone is this serious, I can’t believe they are that serious

Religion hating on things like Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons is NOTHING new.  Hell, anything religious nutjobs DO is nothing new.  Because you know, rolling that 20 sided die to make that saving throw vs. sleep is…uh…evil.

Normally I’m a tolerant guy and I respect everyone’s opinion no matter how insane it may be.  But saying fucking POGS and ANOTHER FUCKING RELIGION are “occult related”, is where I am trolled and I put my rage face on.

You’ll notice at the bottom of the web page I just sent you to, 1,265,080 people were trolled as well.  It was also written way back in August 1995, when Magic was REALLY staring to boom.  Which is another reason for me to post this. 

To sum it up, the article talks about how Dungeons and Dragons took resource material from “occult” and “pagan” ‘mythology’ while quoting THE WASHINGTON POST!  And how Magic: The Gathering is ALSO “occult” because it is LOOSELY based off Dungeons and Dragons.

That’s kind of like me calling you gay because you have a gay friend by association.

But oh no, let’s get to THE GOOD STUFF:

Right click, view image that shit.  I’m totally not making this up, go to the bottom of the page under postscript.

This man is quoting »THE HOME SHOPPING CHANNEL« about how POGS HAVE THEIR OWN BATTLE AURA LIKE GOKU IN DRAGON BALL Z and ‘auras’ are rooted in Hindu beliefs and CHI is rooted in TAOISIM , which have “occult implications”.  I’m dead serious.(yes, I know I’m not supposed to quote Wikipedia, but fuck you)

Vegeta, what’s the scouter say about his power level?”

"IT’S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAANND!"

Do you even KNOW what the FUCK POGS are?  It was this STUPID craze where you hit a stack of milk caps with…a large object…and you won what flipped over “top or bottom”.  It lasted a whole 3 months…but that’s enough for SOME RELIGIOUS NUTBAR to call them EVIL!

Now he’s gotta go calling out marblesMARBLES?!  Are you SHITTING me?  Why don’t you just start calling a kid playing with a hoop with a stick ‘summoning demons’ and save yourself some time.

I want to leave you all with some words of wisdom from my boy Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation.  There was this one episode called “The Drumhead" where this uber bitch, Admiral Norah Satie, thought there was some Romulan Spy on board the Enterprise because of some explosion in engineering.  She starts doing these "drumhead trials" to find the source of the Romulan spy and eventually Picard gets put on trial.

Towards the end, Picard sits back for a moment and starts speaking:

"You know, there are some words I’ve known since I was a schoolboy: ‘With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on we’re all damaged. I fear that today

The admiral cuts Picard off because she is outraged that he quoted her father.  Basically she got told to shut up and the trials ended soon after because it was some farce.

The point is, this admiral is like that douchebag pastor.  You’re going to need some FACTS when you start calling out other religions as “evil”.  

And pogs.