I thought I would do some more research about what the "outside" world thinks about the D&D world. When I started my descent into the topic, I knew I'd run into some crazy ignorance, I just didn't know HOW crazy. It seems to me like each church group that has an issue with D&D has had someone they know PERSONALLY commit suicide because of D&D. I'm going to let it be known now that in my 26 (almost 27) years on this planet, I have never known a single person to commit suicide because of D&D. Weird that all these churches can....
|This guy is thinking "Ugggggh, that dick DM totally almost killed my character! Gimmie some Cheetos", NOT, "Wooooow, I think I'll kill myself".|
Did you also know that D&D is a cult? According to my research, it totally is! Let us forget for a moment that the game helps kids (and some adults) develop social relationships with their peers and forces you to use your imagination, instead of playing video games. According to one of the websites I visited (adequacy.org) the people you play D&D with are not your friends, and would never be there for you in a time of need. This is absolutely ridiculous. The people I play D&D with are some of my best friends on the planet. They would do (and have done) anything for me. And I would do anything for them. When I had my tonsils out, they were there the next night with Popsicles in hand. When the day comes that I have kids, I would absolutely trust any of them to watch my children. To some people, that may make me a horrible parent, but who else would I rather watch my kids than a group of people with college degrees and huge imaginations?
|Wizarding Wednesday group: Lock your doors and hide your children. These are the most dangerous people you will ever meet.|
There are always going to be bad people in the world. Dancing, playing D&D, video games or the music you listen to does not have any effect on whether or not your child becomes a murderer or a thief. That being said, if you approach things with an open mind, the world becomes a much nicer place. In no way am I saying to compromise what you believe in, all I'm saying is, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. :-)
If you happened to read this post and still feel like you would like to be an evil cult leader, here is a video showing you how to achieve that dream.