Apparently my column yesterday grabbed hold of a nerve and squeezed it. For those of you that were too sick to get out of bed and crawl to the computer it briefly touched on violent video games and Easter. Here are a few snippets from the e-mails I received:
"It is obvious that your letter was written to aggravate Christians. You succeeded. I will not be reading your website again. - James"
Of course you won't. I bet if you ask around though, there is someone that could explain the big words to you.
"If ever anyone was going to rot in Hell, you sir would be that person. - Mary"
Virgin Mary jokes aside, Hellgate: London is one of the games that I'm really looking forward to. Thank you for your kind words. Same to you.
"People like you write crap like I just read and people wonder what is wrong with America. Easter is about Jesus not rabbits and chocolate and video games. If there (sic) stores were full of bibles and not chocolate rabbits the world would be a better place. I will pray for you. - Anonymous Hotmail Coward"
Newsflash: Nobody is wondering what is wrong with America. Filling stores with chocolate Bibles instead of rabbits isn't going to change anything. You sir, or ma'am (since you didn't sign your email ) are an anti-Rabbite. It is obvious to me that you hate rabbits. You probably cheered while reading 'Watership Down'.
"...share your e-mail with us... - Jay"
Ask and ye shall receive brother. Ask and ye shall receive.
Have a great weekend folks. Don't forget to check out Auto Assault.
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