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8. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Christ Centered Gamer. Nov 23, 2011, 22:26 LittleMe
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 23, 2011, 14:23:
What's unchristian about fiction? Ignoring (with difficulty) the urge to write a snippy comment about religion and fiction, I don't follow the logic here - ignoring (with difficulty) the urge to write a snippy comment about religion and logic. Practising witchcraft is considered unchristian, but this isn't practising witchcraft. This is playing a game, a fictional work of fantasy. Casting a spell in Skyrim isn't practising witchcraft, it's manipulating a bunch of 1's and 0's.

Fine question and reasonable to ask. It's not the fact that it's fiction. It's the many occult and satanic references in the game. The concern from a more scientific perspective is that the occult content effects the subconscious mind, even if you don't know or can't recognize them. Yes, Skyrim is a good game from a gamer's perspective.

Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim all have them. Just look at the Skyrim logo and it's diamond shape. That's an occult symbol, especially in context of the game. Neverwinter Nights also used the diamond logo for the same occult reason. But also Skyrim's severed goats heads spread liberally around the game are a reference to Baphomet, the horned goat god.

More specifically, the concern is that these things have a sort of hypnotic effect and serve as a programming tool for the subconscious mind. You won't know the effects on a conscious level. People use the occult symbology for both good and bad reasons but when it comes to the mass media, it's too often used for dark or at least secret purposes.

Go ahead play the game... I'm not stopping you. I will play it more when some more patches come out. Just know that the game has this occult symbology and the reasons *could* be nefarious.

 
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