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As an atheist, do any of you play tournament chess, duplicate bridge
or similar games? Is the logical thought required by these games part of what made you an atheist?
- I'm a pretty good chess player, well, at least an OK one (USCF rating ~1800). AFAICT, logical thinking is what led me to be an atheist, although I can't really say that chess played a role in it. (raven1 #1096)
- Was pres. of the university chess club for a year. The last as far as
I know (no I wasn't impeached). It merged with the strategic gaming society. That a club that was. Talk table top war all day long. Then have
a game of Monopoly. (2Sen Jen)
- I have played chess in tournaments, a long time ago. Now that I think about it, yes, the logical abstracting faculty did contribute materially
to my materialistic philosophy (atheism). (Fred Stone #1369)
- I am fairly poor at chess, but I do play Magic, the gathering, which requires constant thinking on your feet to deal with an ever changing situation. I couldnt say if those though processes had anything to do
with my atheism. (Andrew Bean #1406)
- On the contrary, I don't enjoy those games because I find the rules
too restrictive, the flow of the game too structured. Too much like religion. (Carl Funk #1229)
- I'm a bridge player. The only connection that bridge has to atheism, in my case, is that some of the people I played with when learning the game were atheists.
I wish there were more young bridge players, though. It's a game that involves socializing, communication, and plenty of thought, all of which are good for the mind. (Pat Kiewicz #1154)
- I love chess, there is only one problem though, I only win about 1
game in a thousand. All my friends are just to good for me. Then again a chess computer can beat me in EASY mode .
However I am damn excellent at poker and blackjack. Most card games are a breeze to me. (Alan Ferris #1211)
- Do role-playing games count? You often have to think far ahead in
those games. And no, because I'd never believed, although I have to admit that real-life priests seemed suspiciously powerless after playing a game where clerics had amazing divine-granted spells and abilities.
(Jessica Wolfman #1002)
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