Poke fun at anything, and SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE will take offense to it. That's the rule of the internet, and a role of humanity
Wait so is @TomasIliffe the third nativity king you speak of at the beginning?
Why in the world are people offended by a video on the internet? I will never understand some people.
Hey atheists , x-mas is coming...you know, that RELIGIOUS christian thing that YOU celebrate...hypocrites.
Funniest video GS has put out in weeks. Loved it, guys. Don't think it deserves all the backlash in the comment section, but what can you do?
You lost all my respect with this one Gamespot. Peace out, been a good few years, but I gotta draw the line somewhere.
"A little one of these into the hearts and minds of everybody in the world. Spreading the love." Lol hilarious.
Excellent stuff guys. Shaun's accent really seemed to add to the authenticity of events. I think I know why they couldn't find Jesus. He saw Shaun's character and realised he was going to grow up to look like Bono, and then fled to North Yankton.
"I'm a half naked man running in an airport with a sawed-off in my hand. Why would the Police come after me?" :))
I'm a Christian and I wasn't offended by this, but it did make me feel uncomfortable. The best way I can think of to describe the feeling is if you are around a group of people that are making fun of a friend of yours that isn't there. You don't necessarily feel offended by what they are saying, but it does make you feel very uncomfortable. There were still some bits I thought were really funny though. It's good to see Danny doing these again.
I've been a user here for a long time. Literally, I forgot my username, but I had to post under a new created name.
I have witnessed this website go from a straight up gaming related website to a website that just loves to preach its own social superiority. This moral elitism (which you see everywhere in our society) now exists as extreme political correctness, intense fear of being labeled insensitive or intolerant, and clearly anti-Christian.
The irony, of course, is that they are clearly insensitive people, just not afraid of being labeled anti-Christian. Their bigotry exposes itself in whatever route is currently deemed acceptable. The current route: it's totally cool to hate on Christians and their beliefs.
Why exactly? Well, Christians kind of just take it on the chin. Quite noble, really. Shouldn't this response make it less fun to ridicule them?
Worst part is you mask your fear to offend Muslims/Jews/women/homosexuals/transvestites with this false idea that you are sensitive to their feelings when the reality is you'll only pile on whoever will let you. Surely you would take shots at Muhammad if his followers did not threaten to bomb your offices.
Take a serious look at yourself. This world will never be a better place until people like you look in the mirror and realize they're complete douches that need to grow up.
It's all in good fun right? Well, to top it all off, you're not even being funny. Just doing stupid shit and saying "Jesus" over and over. Probably real close to middle school maturity. Weak.
Not a Christian either, but what difference does that make?
Not saying that videos like this shouldn't be allowed, I'm saying that you're all hypocrites. Allowing a video like this and in the same breath calling GTAV misogynistic. F*** off for telling us we should accept this as just a bit of fun but GTAV's obvious satire of American sexism is over the top. Seriously.
It should either ALL be fair game, or NOTHING should. Period.
Wouldn't GTA be offensive to Christians anyways? Why are you watching this to begin with? Stop watching you sinners!
To people who find this offensive somehow, get a life, really. It's just a video game and little fun, nothing you too serious people for life need to care about.
I love GTA diaries (and am a Danny fan), but this was a little offensive to me. However, I'm not offended because of the nature of the content of the video. As a Christian myself, I'll admit it is uncomfortable for me to hear people be so cavalier about the birth of Christ, but that's my issue and I don't think GS has a responsibility to believe what I believe.
What did offend me was that Gamespot, as a whole, is a very forward-thinking organization that regularly preaches tolerance. So much so that many Feedbackula episodes have called out specific people who they deemed to be closed-minded and attacked them for their insults to various groups. Recently, Danny did an episode of The Point where he vented his anger at people that don't believe a woman could be a game developer.
GS seems quick to stand up for one group in the name of equality and, at the same time, be so crass about something so many people hold very dear to them. It just seems hypocritical to me.
Something a pastor once said to me that is so true but so many people have a hard time understanding:
Intolerance of intolerance is still intolerance.
In other words, you can't say that you accept everybody until you accept those you disagree with.
@DemocraticTroll Yeah. I do remember that passage in the bible when Jesus talks about a fat white dude, that has flying reindeer, and deliver toys for everybody. I like to celebrate Isaac Newton's birthday. because different from your dude, he was actually born on the 25th of Dec. You do know that Christmas origin is from the pagan celebration of the winter solstice, right?
@Hermes33 Cool thing about GTA is the sandbox capability. That's why this feature exists. Noticed how Danny managed to create his own rules and they had fun with it? That's the GTA potential.
@sorintitus Not police. Atheists! hahahaha
@stlmemrie Indeed. Abiogenesis is a myth. Steady state theory is a myth (and it was debunked) and conjurational magic (something from nothing) is fake.
@Iamkalell I'm a Christian but I am also not American. Which I think makes a big difference.
@forgotnamelol Gamespot does not speak with a single voice; it's a collection of people with different opinions and ideas. Gamespot let a reviewer discuss misogynistic aspects in GTA V. It bothered HER, not the entirety of GS. Another reviewer might not have done this.The same goes for the video. These guys went in a certain direction. Some others probably wouldn't have. In both cases you aren't told anything, you aren't ordered to just accept or respect what is being presented. Nothing GS publishes automatically reflects GS's general opinion. I've seen enough of this site to see that there are a lot of discussions going on among the GS staff (mainly during streams).
Also, there is no pattern here. Are there more examples of GS publishing 'anti-Christian' material? Is this video even anti-Christian? Some 'controversial' metaphors were connected to Christian elements. I can understand people might find this uncomfortable or even insulting, but I don't see how it directly attacks Christianity itself. I don't see any actual hate. The video's theme was Christmas. Using the well-known story of the birth of Jesus Christ made sense in this context.
A lot more needs to happen to make this world a better place. Frankly, I think that if videos like this will be all that remain, then we can count ourselves very lucky. Taking every single individual into consideration is unattainable. Taking everything you can't relate to into consideration is unattainable. I think that in this particular case the video actually hints at a complete acceptance of Christianity in society, as weird as that may sound. This video illustrates Christianity is an unfeared religion, it is a tolerant religion, it is a harmless religion. It is a religion that generally accepts that some people will hate it, that some will make fun of it, that some people will casually and perhaps inconsiderately use its narratives, characters and principles for their amusement. But because of that these people will also let a Christian have his/her faith, they will not fear his/her ideals or rituals, they will accept and respect (yes, respect) Christianity's presence. As I said before, tolerance goes both ways. And both sides have to deal with limits and freedoms. All an opinion of course.
@nommo210 How is it offensive?
@snaketus What's offensive really is the title. You don't see Christians posting about something killing baby Dawkins or baby Hitchens. Although these two people are forgettable human beings who won't be remembered in another 100 years. Jesus (who has extra-biblical evidence from Tactius, Josephus and Pliney the Younger) will be remembered forever and keeps growing in fame. 2,000 years and still going strong.
@93ChevyNut It's stupid to get offended by a Let's Play. Is extremely stupid.
@93ChevyNutHonestly if anything can offend your or your religion, GTA is not the game for you my friend.
@93ChevyNut I'd prefer you be offended then think this video was preaching intolerance. I'm really not sure what we did to make you think that.
@93ChevyNut Tolerance goes both ways though. There was no intention of being intolerant towards Christianity here, even though it was arguably made fun of. Elements of Christianity were combined with 'controversial' subjects, but there was no fundamental or direct insult on Christianity, I feel (I realise the danger of this statement, since I'm not a Christian myself, but still). This video is not meant to criticise or insult Christians, even though it can be interpreted as being insulting. I believe that these two guys respect people's religious beliefs and won't hinder or criticise anyone in expressing their faith. I think nothing in this video can directly prove the contrary or will negatively influence people's opinion about Christianity.
It depends on how far you want to take the definition of tolerance. If you're free to practice your religion and noone walks up to you and says what you're doing is absolutely wrong, but occasionally some videos like this one show up, then I'd say that's pretty tolerant (not saying this is the current situation, but I think there are things far and far worse than this). And humour can be a way of coping with and accepting 'difficult' ideas or convictions some people have trouble relating to. It's sometimes difficult to suck it up, but this is part of the difficult freedom that people want and have. This may sound weird, but I think people can still be respectful and tolerant without constantly being considerate.
Stop whining please, this is not a serious video.
@93ChevyNutget a life.
@dannyodwyer@93ChevyNutAhh Danny...welcome to the U. S. of A.
They're like 94% religious and believes in angels here and making fun of Christians (and showing tits on tv apparently...) is too much to take for many of them. They're less tolerant than back home sadly. Good courage on you not caring though.
Cheers! I loled..
@safari421 @93ChevyNut Alright. Let's mock atheism next. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atheism-is-hilarious/233694333454095
@bill2theE There's not one thing about Christmas that is mentioned in the Bible. So relax. You can't lend what you don't have.
Hey atheists! You guys are more than welcome to celebrate Christmas if you'd like! Please enjoy the great food, spending of time with loved ones, and giving gifts to friends and family!
Seriously, Christianity is about love and acceptance! Who are we to say such hateful speech about it only being ours? It would be straight hypocrisy for us, who believe you should love one another, to have a holiday about loving one another that everyone is not welcome to take part in!
So please, enjoy Christmas and enjoy your families and friends for years to come! Hopefully the true spirit of Christmas can show you that maybe, at its core, Christianity has a lot of good to it and doesn't condone or support things like what that idiot said.
@GloriousDeus And BTW, Genesis is ridiculous. You have to have 2-digits-IQ to believe in it.
@GloriousDeus Tell me what are the atheist's little myths, since Atheism is basically the LACK of any belief in myths.
@meatz666 @GloriousDeus @stlmemrie I wasn't trying to be ironic. These things are myths and I'm simply responding to stlmemrie who probably thinks his little myths are more mature than a talking snake. If anything, atheist's little myths are even more ridiculous than what Genesis say and to date there is still no evidence for abiogenesis not even that Miller-Urey experiment which is outdated.
To clarify, what bothered me is the dichotomy between the nature of this episode of GTA Diaries to that of the The Point: Depressing Gender Wars and pretty much any episode of Feedbackula. It's the content of the latter episodes that created my expectation that GS is the voice of mature reason among the rude and fanatical people that post in the Comments section.
this episode seemed counter to that expectation. The description alone
"Danny and Shaun reenact the nativity of Jesus by harassing hobos,
shooting up strip clubs and slamming hard liquor." seems more like
someone stoking a fire instead of someone trying to tame it. That's from where my issue stems.
Please know that I don't write comments to stir things up, I only do it to present a point of view. I don't expect an apology from anyone because I don't think anyone owes me one. It was only my intention to share how I perceived this video. If I misunderstood, then I genuinely apologize.
@meatz666@loafofgame@93ChevyNutLoaf, I agree with a lot of what you said and I appreciate you making your point in a respectful way (a courtesy that hasn't been afforded to me from a lot of other people).
What bothered me is the dichotomy between the nature of this video to that of the The Point: Depressing Gender Wars and pretty much any episode of Feedbackula. It's the content of the latter that created my expectation that GS is the voice of mature reason among the rude and fanatical people that post in the Comments section.
But this episode of GTA Diaries seemed counter to that expectation. The description alone "Danny and Shaun reenact the nativity of Jesus by harassing hobos, shooting up strip clubs and slamming hard liquor." seems more like someone stoking a fire instead of someone trying to tame it. That's where my concern stems from.
I'm not trying to start a war or anything and I certainly don't believe everything that many Christians believe. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me how exclusive Christians can be when Jesus' ministry was one of inclusion.
It doesn't matter who made the website, my only point is that it exists. And it's just one example. There's also If you think it's dumb or pointless, I'm with you on that.
As far as the rape goes, there are all kinds of people that rape and some get away with it, whether they're atheists or priests. Most priests are arrested if the evidence is strong enough so it's not like what you said about the priest is so common. Although I have my doubts that what you're saying is true. Just like your comment about stealing from the poor.
@B0NES96 @meatz666 @GloriousDeus @safari421 @93ChevyNut When an Atheist rapes a child, he goes to jail. When a Catholic priest does the same, the Pope promote him to Cardinal, so he moves to Vatican City, and doesn't have to answer for his crimes.
Atheism has no church, and the site you posted is bogus, probably made by S. E. Cup and wacko fundamentalists.Tell me which doctrine defines worship of nothing?
@meatz666 @GloriousDeus @safari421 @93ChevyNut Actually, as ridiculous as it may sound, there are churches of atheism. Some fight for their own holidays. They treat their atheism like a religion. They have their own website.
And are you serious? Are you seriously trying to say that atheists don't steal from the poor? Or that atheists don't rape children? No matter what their religion is, or what orgaizations they belong to, there will always be bad people that do those sort of things
@GloriousDeus @safari421 @93ChevyNut How can you mock something that doesn't exist? There's no church. There's no prayer. There's no priests. And no pedophilia too. No stealing money from the poor. Atheism is not a religion, bub. Is exactly the lack of religion. And if you get butthurt, I'll send Odin and Thor to deal with you.