Just had an argument with a jerk who is denial over the fact that the majority of child predators are WHITE men. The information is easily available online. And its funny how they get offended that a white woman was arguing with them about this. I guess the truth hurts for them so its better to be in denial.
That new Dragon Age Confessions site posts hate toward the fandoms, disses Tumblr’s Social Justice, and promotes piracy and stealing. I’m expecting them to promote the white washing of characters next. Say what you want about the other Dragon Age Confessions blog but at least they don’t post hate toward the fandoms, etc. One is enough on Tumblr.
I briefly followed it but unfollowed. As someone who lost a computer to a software’s anti Piracy coding, I just can’t follow any sites that encourage piracy. And the few Confessions blogs I do follow are *enough* for me. New site also makes me uncomfortable with what is posted.
How do people actually manage to sympathize with the Chantry.
Many people probably feel uncomfortable due to Andrastianism’s parallels and strong association with Christianity, but still.
My personal gripes with the Chantry are 0% about religious beliefs…
This frustrates me so much because I know it affects my attitude toward the very pro-Chantry companions even if I don’t have any issues with them as individuals. Like, I like Leliana and Sebastian and think they’re good people and respect that they find things important to them within the organization and I feel like the faith they find has very little to do with the Chantry as a ruling authority.
But every time someone starts trying to point out BUT THE CHANTRY HELPS ORPHANS AND POOR PEOPLE I just want to clench my fists and growl, “Yeah, and their actions create a whole lot of orphans and poor people too, so excuse me for failing to jump to award them a fucking trophy for their charity.”
People seem to forget the particular dialogue that people who need help are preached to before they get the help
Elthina wasn’t a sweet innocent grandmother. She was one of the Empire’s generals. The brothers and sisters and missionaries of the clergy were its soldiers.
You can cloud it in as much religious iconography as you want but that doesn’t change the fact. There are lots of generals who want peace and lots of soldiers who want absolutely nothing to do with actual physical fighting, who care about helping people. But if they go into their posiiton completely deluded about the reality of what it is, that doesn’t make them innocent.
It is wrong to attack people for their religious beliefs. It is not wrong to attack people who are trying to infringe on your rights and manipulate the law for the benefit of their own absolute rule, even if they’re doing it by way of or under guise of practicing their religion.
Religion stops being about differences of belief when it starts being backed by military power.
The Chantry has had this since day one. They were always free to trample over anyone and anything they wanted and to paint those people in as negative a light as possible to justify their actions. The Chantry has never, once in their entire span of existence, ever been about diplomacy or peace or talking anything out.
The Orlesian Empire and the Chantry have been in each other’s pockets since their inception. There are a whole lot of times where they practically act as a single entity. Orlais pumped a ton of power into the Chantry early on, and it was an incredibly wise investment. Orlais has always been about sucking up as much of Thedas as possible for themselves, and the Chantry learned how to imitate them so well that they eventually even surpassed them.
Maybe it’s cynical, but it looks like the places where Orlais really started to falter and fail were the places where they couldn’t rely on the Chantry to come running to help them out by declaring an Exalted March on their enemies. And then even when Orlais lost power, it was still connected enough to the Chantry—and the Chantry’s constantly expanding power—that they never really completely got crushed.
If you’re curious about the details, there’s a free quick-and-dirty history lesson under the cut.