I've heard it articulated as such - A/Theism articulates a spectrum from belief to non-belief. A/Gnosticism articulates a spectrum from admission to lack of knowledge to assertion of concrete knowledge. Agnostic Theists and Agnostic Atheists both acknowledge they have no way of knowing whether or not a god or gods… » 8/11/14 5:13pm 8/11/14 5:13pm

Frankly, any news of Sierra returning gives me shudders. Even if they start creating new games, that just means that likely a whole new generation of kids will be traumatized by poorly designed Skinner-boxes covered a thin veneer of fantasy (or sci-fi) cliches to trick kids into thinking they're games and not… » 8/08/14 7:09am 8/08/14 7:09am

You got Satoshi Kon on there, which is a relief, but no Masaaki Yuasa? Despite him making the most visually ambitious animation in Japan, and his stuff containing really thoughtful ruminations on life, death, time, identity, and love (certainly more thoughtful than any conceptual grounding in Evangelion...)? I think… » 8/06/14 6:58pm 8/06/14 6:58pm

1.) This person isn't a girl. 2.) This person isn't making a game about having sex for the first time (RTFA). 3.) Even if she was, how does whether or not it "matters" have anything to do with it being an interesting game or story? 4.) And, likewise, even if you think that actual content of the game - her having sex… » 8/06/14 8:30pm 8/06/14 8:30pm

What, exactly, the FUCK is "hand drawn pre rendered CGI"? Do you mean a human hand moved the mouse around in Maya to create the models? Because that's not drawing. Here are some other "hand drawn" works of art from history, according to your bizarro conception of what drawing is: » 7/21/14 7:07am 7/21/14 7:07am

Why Catholics, specifically? They seem more likely than Evangelicals and fundies to have been taught about the allegorical and mythic nature of much of the Bible, and be at least a little less gullible. On the other hand, they did spend their childhood interacting with a giant, powerful, global organization of… » 7/20/14 4:08am 7/20/14 4:08am

I taught ESL exclusively in Eastern European countries where the languages had no articles. It was a somewhat weird experience having to invest time and though into the actual meanings and usage of such ubiquitous and seemingly simple words as "a" "an" and "the." » 7/20/14 6:43am 7/20/14 6:43am