So, I sent an e-mail to Jack Thompson.

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18 Mar 2007, 5:22 pm

Don't ask what possessed me at the time, I had it in draft form for a long time. I sent an honest, non-anger filled e-mail to him. Here is my e-mail in text form:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Isaac Britton" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 9:34 AM
Subject: Honest email to Jack Thompson; no anger behind it


> Dear Jack,
> I appreciate that you are trying to defend your point
> of view, but it really is a factor of many things.
> Video games are not all bad. I understand the point
> you are trying to make, I believe I see the logic
> behind it, and I understand how angry violent video
> games make you, but Jesus did not teach hatred for a
> certain group. He taught that you should love everyone
> around you.
>
> I think I remember reading that you have a kid. His
> friends might get him to play video games, and there's
> not much that parents can do to stop it. Try buying
> him an old NES, and give him a copy of Super Mario
> Brothers 3. There is no material that is
> objectionable. I loved that game as a kid, and I
> didn't know what the word "crap" meant.
>
> I am a Christian. Jesus was the son of god, who taught
> many things, namely these: "Love thy enemy. Do good to
> those who hate you. Pray for those who despitefully
> use you. Do unto others as you would have done unto
> you." As he was being paraded through the streets,
> holding the cross, he said to God the Father "Forgive
> them, Father. They know not what they do. " When he
> was lying on the cross, a thief asked him if he could
> have his sins forgiven. And I think he said something
> like "Tonight you shall be with me." If you respond,
> could you tell me the exact quotation? That seems to
> escape me at the moment.
>
> Those video gamers who speak evil from
> their mouths do not like you for how you depict them,
> yet some of them don't have enough self-control to
> send an email that isn't full of hate. I am a video
> gamer. I've played violent video games, yet I love my
> mother and my sisters very much, and I was devastated
> by the loss of our only cat, Beatle. I believe when
> you are referring to gamers, you are referring to
> every person who has ever played a video game.
>
> I first played a game called Sonic 3, where you
> played as a character named Sonic the hedgehog, who
> was trying to save an entire world's animals from an
> evil scientist. I played the N64 next, and I loved a
> game where you would play football teams against each
> other.
>
> I saw many games for the N64 for rental at
> the supermarket, such as Perfect Dark, and Goldeneye
> 007. My mother had a watchful eye, and didn't let me
> rent them. She let me get a game called "Kirby: The
> Crystal Shards."
>
> Overgeneralizing in any event will get those who are
> not guilty up in arms. Your fixation on banning
> violent video games is unsettling. If we banned Rock
> 'N Roll, Harry Potter books, or Comic books, we'd be
> in a slippery slope of banning. Anyone who didn't like
> something could have it banned.
>
> My father is a fundamentalist christian, and has
> forged a path for himself. He abandoned his biological
> kids, stopped contact with them, married a new woman
> with 3 kids, and had another child with her. Why?
> Because we wouldn't live with him after abandoning us.
>
> Please, attempt to put yourself in a video gamer's
> shoes.
> We play games as a hobby, because we enjoy them, then
> suddenly comes a man whose moral high horse undoes the
> very principals he stands for.
>
> Also, the first amendment applies to anyone, as long
> as they're not infringing on other's rights to free
> speech.
>
> Please consider,
> Soniczip
>
> P.S. I don't use my real name because on the internet,
> it is a very bad idea. I'm not as secure in the
> workings as you. What I will tell you, though, is that
> my first name is Isaac.
> P.P.S. The reason a lot of people send death threats
> is you send out your e-mail address freely. Try having
> an alternate account for press releases. It works
> better, and you can do that with Yahoo!
> P.P.P.S. If gamers hate you so very much, why haven't
> they banned you from kotaku? You were banned from
> posting on Gamepolitics with an IP ban because you
> were what is known as an "Internet Troll."
>
> Cheers!

As you can see, I wasn't mean, or hate-filled in any way whatsoever.
But did he respond in kind?
Judge for yourself:
"i'm(sic) not interested in your mere(sic) biased opinions, with no facts. stop(sic)
bothering me(sic)"
Now, I'm frothing at the mouth over this. I originally didn't hate him, because I believed he was merely misinformed. Now I know he's a hateful man. NOW I hate him.

Thoughts?


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18 Mar 2007, 5:25 pm

ii can't believe he even responded, though.


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18 Mar 2007, 5:33 pm

Jack thompson is a evil son of a b***h who NEEDS TO BE BURNED AT THE STAKE!! !! !


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18 Mar 2007, 5:41 pm

Unknown wrote:
Jack thompson is a evil son of a b***h who NEEDS TO BE BURNED AT THE STAKE!! !! !


You know what Unknown? I think this is the first time I'm going to agree with you.


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18 Mar 2007, 5:56 pm

who's jack thompson?



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18 Mar 2007, 6:00 pm

Cordelia wrote:
who's jack thompson?

Some as*hole who hates ALL video games for some unknown reason.


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18 Mar 2007, 6:08 pm

I sent another e-mail about 2 seconds after that one:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Isaac Britton" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 9:37 AM
Subject: Also, Jack, I don't hate you, or even dislike you.

I just think you are a bit overzealous in your crusade.

You know what he said?

"So was Jesus. Get lost."

Jesus said "Love your neighbor", not "If you don't love your neighbor, or do exactly as I tell you, you will BURN IN HELL FOREVER!! !! ! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! !!"


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18 Mar 2007, 6:13 pm

there are many people who fly the christian banner but are at their core complete and utter evil bastards ... he is one . Hopefully one day he will get to answer for his "crusade" trying to save people from computer games when what kids need is saving from the tv and shake and bake education system.



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18 Mar 2007, 6:14 pm

TruenoBlues wrote:
Unknown wrote:
Jack thompson is a evil son of a b***h who NEEDS TO BE BURNED AT THE STAKE!! !! !


You know what Unknown? I think this is the first time I'm going to agree with you.


He's a demon with a massive bounty on his head.

I've been on his trail for months.


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18 Mar 2007, 6:23 pm

Flagg wrote:
TruenoBlues wrote:
Unknown wrote:
Jack thompson is a evil son of a b***h who NEEDS TO BE BURNED AT THE STAKE!! !! !


You know what Unknown? I think this is the first time I'm going to agree with you.


He's a demon with a massive bounty on his head.

I've been on his trail for months.


Should I mock him?


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18 Mar 2007, 6:25 pm

Not worth your time.


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18 Mar 2007, 6:26 pm

soniczip wrote:
Flagg wrote:
TruenoBlues wrote:
Unknown wrote:
Jack thompson is a evil son of a b***h who NEEDS TO BE BURNED AT THE STAKE!! !! !


You know what Unknown? I think this is the first time I'm going to agree with you.


He's a demon with a massive bounty on his head.

I've been on his trail for months.


Should I mock him?


He's only got a high bounty on his head for being an annoying jackass.

He's pretty low on the totem pole as demons go.


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18 Mar 2007, 6:28 pm

Thompson is a reactionary nutjob, ignore him and he'll go away. Flagg, what's your new identity? I don't recognise it.


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18 Mar 2007, 6:35 pm

Unknown wrote:
Cordelia wrote:
who's jack thompson?

Some as*hole who hates ALL video games for some unknown reason.


Not just the violent games? Damn, what an idiot.



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18 Mar 2007, 6:38 pm

He feels that there is a massive conspiracy against him. Every one who doesn't agree with him - gamers, judges, et cetera - are all plotting against him. Some people believe that he has something like narcissistic personality disorder.

I've personally given up trying to hate him, although I do find many of his actions deplorable. He might not be around much longer, with one judge trying to hold him in contempt of court, numerous complaints sent to the Florida Bar, and a counter suit by Take Two seeking to recover court fees.