The Religious Anti-GamerGate


After watching Anita Sarkeesian yesterday on The Colbert Report and following #GamerGate for 2 weeks now, I can only come to one conclusion

The anti-gamergaters are deeply religious.

I say this after being a deeply religious person for much of my teens and early 20’s. The levels of blind belief that their personal word is gospel and that only people who are filled with hate and loathing could possibly disagree with them are astounding. That they are oppressed, even when all evidence points to them being some of the most privileged people in the world, is the kind of thing I’ve only ever seen in the first world christian evangelical community.

People like Jonathan McIntosh push their culture on others, whether they like it or not, because they believe themselves, and that culture, to be superior to what they see in around them, even going so far as perpetuating stereotypes about gamers that haven’t even been remotely true for decades and painting all gamers with the same “white, racist, misogynistic” brush even with ample evidence to the contrary. They have attempted to do the same with atheism

And when someone questions their assumptions and stereotyping, presenting facts that show these assumptions as wrong, they attempt scream people down and brow beat them into submission by calling them terrorists or comparing them to Hitler,  and the “evidence” they point to is some trolls who threaten people, even though both sides have been threatened with violence (including being sent knives, liquid filled syringes and a 16-year-old anti-gamer gater threatening to harm a 7-year-old, even while admitting they can’t link much of the threats to #GamerGate. the hypocrisy is amazing!

This level of staunch belief in their own righteousness, even after being presented with evidence, is one I’ve only ever seen in the religious community.

This leads me to only one conclusion. The anti-gamergaters are in a cult like movement to impose there culture on people, there first stop was atheism, there next stop is gaming.


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