Do you ever feel that the impact of our favorite games has almost the impact of religion?

Recently, I went on a blind triple-date. Everyone was Mormon. So very, very Mormon. My guy was confused at my feminism (forbid I tell him I was an atheist, geesh). The girls found they didn't have much to say, and took to making dough for the pizza. The other girl's date, somehow got onto the subject of games. I think I may have mentioned Pokemon-- the bag I brought had Pikachu on it, and let me say it was frugging adorable. Then Final Fantasy came up. I showed them the little Cloud  keychain I had attached to my car keys. That's all well and good, but it was mostly "guy-talk" that I was trying to relate to, and naturally the other girls did not even try. Then, somehow, he brought up Chrono Trigger. CHRONO TRIGGER! That was my CHILDHOOD! I adored that game... And somehow, although that wasn't MY date, and naturally I knew it didn't matter, and we'd likely never see each other again and I didn't mind, I felt more comfortable. Less like a freak who really shouldn't be there. Really shouldn't be in a house where they bless pizza. Ouch. I felt so disconnected because of religion, but we did have something in common. Something. Something other than sports or favorite color or something that could not be less important to me.

So, have video games ever been important enough to help you connect to someone else? Are they part of your daily life, have you met people playing video games who you're embarrassed to say are some of your best friends? Kind of an odd subject... but... I'm an odd person I guess.

Tags: games, impact, religion, video

Views: 38

Replies to This Discussion

haha thats an interesting glitch lol
I LOVE cooking mama! But everyone else in the house says it's dumb and for little kids :'(
lol, I usually just associate it with people who like cooking and learning recipes.
Unfortunately not. I've lost contact with a lot of friends since becoming a parent and even of those friends none of them are into gaming as much as I am. I've tried to get friends interested in gaming but the few whom I was actually able to get a controller in their hands quit way too soon due to frustration with being new and sucking. I wasn't getting impatient with them or treating them negatively. In fact I encouraged them but they just gave up trying. So I mostly talk gaming online with other fans either thru websites devoted to gaming or on Xbox Live.

However I have an ex who at the time of our relationship was a Catholic who is now agnostic is very into gaming although she and I have different tastes. She likes FPS and I prefer 3rd person action adventures. I wanted to get back together with her but she's not interested in dating anyone. She actually lives with the father of her kid although there is no emotional or physical intimacy between them and she likes it because living with a guy keeps other guys from asking her out as much.

But I digress. I'd love nothing more than to find a female atheist gamer who likes kids. I'm not getting into a relationship with religious people anymore. They don't work.
I don't think it's odd at all to be comforted by common ground, especially when that common ground is particularly beloved. For example, I got to know my friend's new boyfriend through discussing MMORPGs.

That's kind of what this website is, though, isn't it? A place where we know we all have at least one thing in common.


Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today



Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon



Latest Activity

Neanderthal Man posted a video

Viking Trance - Who's You from Napoleon Bonaparte on Vimeo.

Viking Trance - Who's You

Music by Viking Trance with video editing by Napoleon Bonaparte. 〩In The Mix 24/7 at ॐ ViKING TRANCE PsΨ Radio iTunes: Choose Your Preferred Sound Quality @…
24 minutes ago
sk8eycat commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
26 minutes ago
Neanderthal Man replied to Napoleon Bonaparte's discussion Viking Trance in the group Les Athées Napoléonienne
27 minutes ago
Barbara Livingston commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
33 minutes ago
Grinning Cat liked Warren Jappe's photo
35 minutes ago
Asa Watcher replied to Charles Cassels's discussion Petrified forests take millions of years?
35 minutes ago
Grinning Cat liked Warren Jappe's photo
35 minutes ago
Grinning Cat replied to Daniel W's discussion Zombie Christmas!
36 minutes ago
Grinning Cat commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
38 minutes ago
Grinning Cat replied to Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish's discussion Do you guys know what tomorrow is?
43 minutes ago
Barbara Livingston commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
47 minutes ago
Asa Watcher replied to Matt Gabe's discussion Atheists who preach religion and theists who preach atheism
48 minutes ago

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service