What If...When We Die...We All Become Video Game Spectators...

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Shenanigansen's Owl Turd Comix looks at life, death and video games in a way that would push an artform closer to a religion. In a good way.

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It's all too easy and common nowadays to ridicule religion(s). Sure, it's easy to understand why, because religion has caused a lot of problems in the world, from wars to segregation. But religions have also done a lot of wonderful things, and we can't forget them. Just like with anything, along with the bad, there is usually good. In most religions (I'll even argue all religions), there are some amazing things being taught and being done. Most religious people do more humanitarian work than your average atheist, and you see a decent amount of selflessness from certain religious followers (Hindu and Buddhist in particular).

Sure, all religions have an agenda, even if they boldly claim to not have one, but think of all the amazing things that religion has given the world. Some of the best fantasy ever written came from religious individuals shadowing the ideas of their specific religion (e.g. The Lord of the Rings, The Odyssey, etc). Some of the most amazing paintings and sculptures came from an extremely religious influence. Some of the greatest works of art in music came from heavy Christian influence (e.g. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, etc).

These are all wonderful pieces of human history, whether or not you agree with the beliefs. If faith, belief, and tradition hold place, religion will always be a part of the world. People love to ponder things they can't understand, and things like good and evil, heaven and hell, God(s), sin and morality, and numerous other topics are still to this day debated and contemplated. It's an interesting world we live in, and it's wiser and more fun to have that open mind and listen to everyone, again, whether or not you believe it. It's amazing how much more we can connect with the world if we let go of ourselves and invest in others. This mentality has helped me tremendously in my life living in Japan. I travel to many Eastern countries with various religions regularly, and it blows my mind how much I don't know.

Instead of just simply giving up on religion, how about we just understand the world for what it is: A beautiful mess.