What next. POKEMON GO has been branded blasphemous.

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What next. POKEMON GO has been branded blasphemous.

Post  wfrad on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 3:40 am

POKEMON GO has been branded blasphemous by an Indian court as it called for the popular mobile app to be BANNED.

Lawyer Nachiket Dave claimed the game rewarded religious vegetarians with virtual eggs and called it offensive to Hindus and Jains.
Mr Dave said after a brief hearing at the court in the western Indian state of Gujarat: "Those who succeed are rewarded with eggs.
"Offering eggs to people in temples, even in the virtual world, is highly objectionable and amounts to blasphemy."

He said the game is offensive as many Hindus are vegetarian and those who follow the Jain faith usually have a strict vegan diet.
Mr Dave is acting on behalf of a private individual named Alay Dave.

As well as he makers of Pokemon Go, the Gujarat and Indian governments will be expected to respond to the claims, Mr Dave said.

Never played the game, are the characters supposed to be Hindus in a Hindu temple? If so I can see that it could be blasphemy as it's aimed at the Hindu religion.
If the characters are not Hindus in a Hindu temple then it's not aimed at the Hindu religion.  It could be a fictitious religion made up for the game and therefore not blasphemous.
So is it another case of a religion demanding that everyone should go by the beliefs and standards of their religion.

Where have we seen that before?

I would understand it more if they wished to be ban the game because the trouble it's caused.  Kids playing it in school, adults [kids over 18] playing it at work and accidents due to playing while driving.

When will we crawl out of the dark ages?

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Re: What next. POKEMON GO has been branded blasphemous.

Post  Animal on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 7:38 am

This is why:

We can't have nice things.

All the telescopes looking for intelligent life in the universe are pointed AWAY from Earth.

Aliens don't contact or visit us.


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Post  wfrad on Thu 08 Sep 2016, 8:56 am

Just as well aliens don't visit us, all they would see is parasites.
Parasites eating away at the fabric of the world that would have to be eradicated.

Modern take on an old story.
If someone came out of the wilderness with their ipad declaring they had a text from a superior being, what would happen to him/her?

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