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Post by FusTinG on Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:29 pm

A deity (/ˈdiː.əti/ (About this sound listen) or /ˈdeɪ.əti/ (About this sound listen))[1] is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred.[2] The Oxford Dictionary of English defines deity as "a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion)", or anything revered as divine.[3] C. Scott Littleton defines a deity as "a being with powers greater than those of ordinary humans, but who interacts with humans, positively or negatively, in ways that carry humans to new levels of consciousness beyond the grounded preoccupations of ordinary life".[4] A male deity is a god, while a female deity is a goddess.

Religions can be categorized into how many deities they worship. Monotheistic religions accept only one deity (predominantly referred to as God),[5][6] polytheistic religions accept multiple deities,[7] henotheistic religions accept one supreme deity without denying other deities, considering them as equivalent aspects of the same divine principle;[8][9] and nontheistic religions deny any supreme eternal creator deity but accept a pantheon of deities which live, die, and are reborn just like any other being.[10]:35-37[11]:357-358

Various cultures have conceptualized a deity differently than a monotheistic God.[12][13] A deity need not be omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, omnibenevolent or eternal,[12][13][14] however the monotheistic God does have these attributes.[15][16][17] Monotheistic religions typically refer to God in masculine terms,[18][19]:96 while other religions refer to their deities in a variety of ways – masculine, feminine, androgynous and gender neutral.[20][21][22]

Historically, many ancient cultures–such as Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Nordic and Asian culture–personified natural phenomena, variously as either their conscious causes or simply their effects, respectively.[23][24][25] Some Avestan and Vedic deities were viewed as ethical concepts.[23][24] In Indian religions, deities have been envisioned as manifesting within the temple of every living being's body, as sensory organs and mind.[26][27][28] Deities have also been envisioned as a form of existence (Saṃsāra) after rebirth, for human beings who gain merit through an ethical life, where they become guardian deities and live blissfully in heaven, but are also subject to death when their merit runs out.[10]:35-38[11]:356-359

Etymology Edit

Main articles: Dyeus, Deus, God (word), and Deva (Hinduism)

Kobayashi Eitaku painting showing the god Izanagi (right) and Izanami, a goddess of creation and death in Japanese mythology.
The English language word "deity" derives from Old French deité,[29][page needed] the Latin deitatem or "divine nature", coined by Augustine of Hippo from deus ("god"). Deus is related through a common Proto-Indo-European (PIE) origin to *deiwos.[30] This root yields the ancient Indian word Deva meaning "to gleam, a shining one," from *div- "to shine", as well as Greek dios "divine" and Zeus; and Latin deus "god" (Old Latin deivos).[31][32][33]:230-231 Deva is masculine, and the related feminine equivalent is devi.[34]:496 Etymologically, the cognates of Devi are Latin dea and Greek thea.[35] In Old Persian, daiva- means "demon, evil god",[32] while in Sanskrit it means the opposite, referring to the "heavenly, divine, terrestrial things of high excellence, exalted, shining ones".[34]:496[36][37]
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Post by FusTinG on Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:30 pm

Digital: A Love Story is an indie visual novel by video game designer Christine Love, released for free in February 2010. The game's story is linear, with the player's actions unable to significantly change the course of the plot. Set "five minutes into the future of 1988", Digital tells the story of the protagonist's online relationship with a girl and their attempts to solve a mystery surrounding the deaths of several artificial intelligences.[1] The game is presented entirely through the interface of a 1980s computer with online bulletin board system posts and messages from other characters;[1] the protagonist's own messages are implied but never shown. The game was received positively, with critics especially praising the game's writing and plot, and it was noted in lists of the best indie games of 2010.

Digital: A Love Story
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Developer(s) Love Conquers All Games
Designer(s) Christine Love
Writer(s) Christine Love
Engine Ren'Py
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Release February 2010
Genre(s) Visual novel
Mode(s) Single-player
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The Amie interface. A message is open; behind it, music player and message storage application windows can be seen.
Digital: A Love Story is a visual novel, or interactive fiction game, where the game's story is told primarily through text. The game is presented as if on a computer from the late 1980s running the Amie operating system (the name and visual appearance a reference to 1.x versions of AmigaOS).[2] The player logs into bulletin board systems, or BBSs, where they read and reply to messages from other people. Messages received from other characters in the game are displayed through a different program on the computer screen. Accessing a BBS requires the knowledge of the telephone number for that board, which the player must type in manually. Boards that require a long-distance telephone number to reach require the player to use illegally obtained long-distance calling card numbers found online.[3] Accessing boards also requires the player to either set up a user account for that board or to know the password necessary to enter the system.[2]

Many of the messages sent by the player and the replies back to those messages have no effect on the game. The messages that the player sends are never explicitly revealed, though their contents can be inferred from replies received from other characters in the game.[2] The player, therefore, is unable to send a "wrong" reply or message, and the game cannot be lost. The player does not have a choice in the direction that the story takes, though the game requires the player to correctly decipher what actions to take before the plot can advance.[3] A single playthrough of the game takes around one hour.
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