The abundance of idiots on the Internet always amazes me. There are people who fall for the antics of The Onion and there are people who actually call shenanigans on me when I say that I can control fire. That old blog entry still gives me the giggles whenever new comments are posted. However, no entry on this blog can rival the number of stupid comments on my DotA entry. It’s a collection of “THE DEVIL CONTROLS YOUR LIFE IF YOU PLAY DOTA ONLINE!” sentiments. Let’s take a look at a few comment highlights, shall we?
“iisa lang ang intention ng blizzard, yon ay sirain ang buhay ng mga kabataan (Blizzard only has one intention and that is to ruin the lives of young people).” – Anthony
“Dont you people have anything productive to do with your life aside from playing games overnight? God hates lazy people.” – Walter
“The picture shows Azgalor (a.k.a Pit Lord) not Satan (a.k.a Lucifer)! Stupid moron!!!!!!!” – JhuN
“JESUS DIED FOR US WHY DONT WE LIVE WITH HIM” – Aljay
“ser ok ka lng?? its only a game?? magkanu b bayad sau pra gwin yng blog n yn (Sir, are you OK?! It’s only a game. How much did you get paid to write this blog entry)??” – Zhaura
“at ung Cheat nga pala na ISEEDEADPEOPLE. it refe sa mga tao na nasa mundo…sooner or later..magiging super hytech na tayo (The ISEEDEADPEOPLE cheat refers to the people of Earth. Sooner or later, we’ll be super high tech.)” – Bhongzz
And that’s just me skimming through the comments. There are more gems of wisdom from the enlightened in them comment hills. Most of them are in horrible Tagalog textese. The gist of it all is that some people actually think that Satan corrupts souls through Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, particularly the custom scenario Defense of the Ancients. Basically, they firmly believe that to play DotA online is to worship the Devil Himself.
I wrote that blog entry to make fun of one person for his ridiculous beliefs, but apparently, he’s not alone in thinking DotA is a vehicle for the Devil. Of course some of them actually equate game addiction to Evil Incarnate which kind of makes sense. Them I like. Also, the people who talk with sense by pointing out that it’s just a frickin’ game. But man, those kids who quote the Bible to support the idea that Lucifer is in their MMORPG and stealing their souls are just sad.
For almost 4 years now, the debate has been ongoing. It was funny at first but now it’s getting old. Like Cameron Diaz old. So to put an end to this intense battle of (dim)wits and Bible quotes, here’s an official statement from Satan: