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I wanted to bring this topic to light and I believe I've done so, let's continue the discussion in off topic.
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Why aren't women playing the game, I ask them: "Now you are delving into a touchy subject", Fotis told me, who is married and has one child. "Women don't go for mentally committing stuff. In order to be able to commit in something so that you can disengage from the everyday life, you have to be a man."
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I have always thought of all the "blood for the blood god" and "burn the heretics" stuff to eventually come off as racist/satanic/nazi-referencing if it were to be heard by the wrong set of ears.

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I have always thought of all the "blood for the blood god" and "burn the heretics" stuff to eventually come off as racist/satanic/nazi-referencing if it were to be heard by the wrong set of ears.
very true and so it should, the warhammer 40k universe borrows heavily from our own world cultures and history and that is obviously reflected in the content, but parallels could be drawn with loads of other parts of human history but the media is in the business of selling papers so they will always write a story that will shock the reader and if they reader is an uninformed sheep they will believe whats on the page.
Im quite interested in true crime novels and reading about serial killers, i find the subject fascinating, but that interest does not mean im out stalking the streets of Victorian london in a black carriage by the light of the moon.

Even if we were pushing around satanic nazi baby killers tanks blowing up churches of our lord god with the roll of a dice, that does not mean that the player him or herself is in any way racist/nazi/satanic etc because its possible to have a serious deep interest in a subject without it defining you as a person...which journalists really should know as thats pretty much how they should be going about there profession



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A large percentage of their population compared with their average number (5 out of the 15 interviewees) had some racist and xenophobic ideas and had been involved with the study of Nazi texts, including "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler. George, a mulatto (from a Greek father and a mother from impoverished Louisiana), one of the most intelligent and sincere kids we met, following the question if the game is "a bit" racist he replied: "It's very racist and in America (US) many gamers identify themselves with that racism. Moreover, Black Templars, that have the Iron Cross as a sign and their colours are black, white and red, are clearly Nazis
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Loved this part.. George, a mulatto from Louisiana! Do we still use the word 'Mulatto' any more? I thought that went out in the 1860's and the American Civil War.
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very true and so it should, the warhammer 40k universe borrows heavily from our own world cultures and history and that is obviously reflected in the content, but parallels could be drawn with loads of other parts of human history but the media is in the business of selling papers so they will always write a story that will shock the reader and if they reader is an uninformed sheep they will believe whats on the page.
Im quite interested in true crime novels and reading about serial killers, i find the subject fascinating, but that interest does not mean im out stalking the streets of Victorian london in a black carriage by the light of the moon.

I knew you were the ripper I just knew it, damn I'm good... JK I myself am quite facinated by this subject as well.
Even if we were pushing around satanic nazi baby killers tanks blowing up churches of our lord god with the roll of a dice, that does not mean that the player him or herself is in any way racist/nazi/satanic etc because its possible to have a serious deep interest in a subject without it defining you as a person...which journalists really should know as thats pretty much how they should be going about there profession
Why aren't women playing the game, I ask them: "Now you are delving into a touchy subject", Fotis told me, who is married and has one child. "Women don't go for mentally committing stuff. In order to be able to commit in something so that you can disengage from the everyday life, you have to be a man."
So, not only are we racist nazis, we are shovanistic pigs too ???

Am I the only one here that just doesn't see the resemblance of the Iron Cross and the Templar symbols ?

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So, not only are we racist nazis, we are shovanistic pigs too ???

Am I the only one here that just doesn't see the resemblance of the Iron Cross and the Templar symbols ?
the templar cross is the exact symbol for the Knights Hospitaller which is the Maltese cross, the order has been kicking around for 900 years and the current grandmaster (in its current form) is Mattew Festing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Festing

no mention of him or the order



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The longer you're a wargamer, the more you'll see these articles. They're all the same -- condescending beyond belief.
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Articles like this just make want to commit genocide.


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