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How early on did you know Netflix would become a household name?

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Hello, I have drifted away from Church/ Christianity over the last 5 or so years. I think the main reason is because (in my opinion) it began to be difficult to see Jesus in the church. When you break it down Jesus's message was pretty simple and it feels to me that the message is being taken and twisted into something that teaches exclusion rather than inclusion. Any thoughts?

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I hope that we can pull ourselves together to make us worthy once more of your time, energy, and affections.

I'm sorry if I came off whiney like the Church wasn't worthy of me or something. That wasn't my intention. Just curious about how you saw Jesus in the current Christian world.

I think you hit the nail on the head with the shift from Truth to moral relativism as a way to perpetuate the cast system. A lot of my journey growing up in a conservative Christian family and community has been taking what I was taught at a young age (things like love and respect and hard work) and leaving behind what I was taught when I was a little older (the exclusivity that I mentioned in the first comment and the cast system built on white supremacy that you brought up). In the end I decided that I would still read Jesus and hold is work in a similar reverence as other important thinkers. IDK where I land on the spiritual level anymore but I think if you look at Jesus's teachings alone they speak to the disenfranchised in a way that is empowering and that is something that could be helpful to some of the disenfranchised right now.

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Thank you for the response. I really resonate with the pull between heavy complex games and light but clever games. When I first got "past" beginner friendly games I thought I had to step up to more complex stuff. While I do love some heavy games I have come to realize that a well designed family weight game can be just as impressive and just as much fun as a heavy euro.

One more question. I, somehow, do not have a single Knizia game in my collection. My wife and I love all sorts of games but our favorites are Brass: Birmingham, Quacks of Quedlinburg, Clank!, and Concordia. What Knizia game do you recommend for us?

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What games got you into the hobby and are there any games that have come out recently that have really impressed you?