Some comments were made locally that for some reason, no Christians objected. Theory: gamers who are Christian at all are often Catholic. Catholics have no problem with the above. Ok, I haven’t asked William Donohue yet [scroll down to the bottom of the page in the link for his bio]. But, I can tell you that at least Catholic gamers found this funny and even refreshingly lacking in disrespect. So there. So, no Jihad yet. 😛
As for what is happening here… if you go back to AD&D (if I’m remembering correctly), it appears that Jesus has been attacked by a death spell area effect. So, he saves, and everyone else gets the damage. In those days 11 points in damage was enough to kill a starting character. So yeah, all of us sinners indeed suffer from the death spell… eventually.
Admittedly, if one were to examine the theology of this statement– it would seem to argue that Jesus did not die at all.
That is incorrect. He actually cast a Resurrection spell on Himself, and did so– not only while he was in Death, but also in such a way that all of us get Resurrection spells, too. Translation… God’s got a mean die roll. If you ask wikimedia, they say that these are God’s dice.
Yes, I promise I will get back to my series on wine tasting on Monday. Really.