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PS Home and Religious Celebrations

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Christmas, Easter, Halloween..?

Why is it that we find all sorts of Christain traditional holiday celebrations on PS Home, But I fail to see any reference to ..let's say for example... Islamic, Judaism, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Native American or any other form of reconized organised religion?? I guess majority wins? is that right?

 

Just asking...

 

 

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Others will get offended!!  My guess. 

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From a business stand point there are monie$ to be had on National Holiday celebrations. I think they just go with the popular ones myself but that's just me. of course anyone can have their own celebrations if they want. We just missed national Pillow fight day. That could of been fun.

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The other bigger question is..if i was an Atheous would Home even exsist???   lol

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1) There have been a small number of Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, Festivus and Kwanza items. If you'd like to see more, use the official monthly suggestion threads and contact individual devs. Encourage your friends of other faiths to do the same. If devs know there's a market for something, they're more likely to make it.
2) Halloween is pagan. Most of the symbolism shown in Easter and Christmas items are VERY pagan and mostly deal with the themes of Winter and Spring, with the exception of 1 nativity set and a few angels. I don't recall ever seeing Jesus on the cross in PS Home, and I doubt I will anytime soon. Items in PS Home aren't usually overtly religious.

Personally, I'd like to see more global cultures represented on Home, and since religion is a big part of many cultures, I wouldn't mind that either. I would hope most of the people on Home would welcome it too, or at least be respectful and tolerant. Although, the bottom line is that Home is a business; let the developers know that something will sell and they will make it.



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The holiday times may be religous based, but there is certainly no religion in the Home Events. It is of note, that many of the world"s different religions have significant events at the same time of the year.

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ITCOB1 wrote:

The holiday times may be religous based, but there is certainly no religion in the Home Events. It is of note, that many of the world"s different religions have significant events at the same time of the year.


I don't ever recall Budda jumping around handing out spring eggs..?

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StephieRawks wrote:
1) There have been a small number of Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, Festivus and Kwanza items. If you'd like to see more, use the official monthly suggestion threads and contact individual devs. Encourage your friends of other faiths to do the same. If devs know there's a market for something, they're more likely to make it.
2) Halloween is pagan. Most of the symbolism shown in Easter and Christmas items are VERY pagan and mostly deal with the themes of Winter and Spring, with the exception of 1 nativity set and a few angels. I don't recall ever seeing Jesus on the cross in PS Home, and I doubt I will anytime soon. Items in PS Home aren't usually overtly religious.

Personally, I'd like to see more global cultures represented on Home, and since religion is a big part of many cultures, I wouldn't mind that either. I would hope most of the people on Home would welcome it too, or at least be respectful and tolerant. Although, the bottom line is that Home is a business; let the developers know that something will sell and they will make it.

 

  looking into Christmas themed items alone online would surprise those when finding their meanings as would Easter items. beyond that how commercialized are they and yeah, I don't really care for them. but I really love EGGNOG! WRAR!

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RockCandyGirl wrote:

ITCOB1 wrote:

The holiday times may be religous based, but there is certainly no religion in the Home Events. It is of note, that many of the world"s different religions have significant events at the same time of the year.


I don't ever recall Budda jumping around handing out spring eggs..?



The Bunny Rabbit is NOT a religous figure, and has nothing to do with religion. If anything, the rabbit is a pagan fertility symbol.

 

I think most of these holiday events have become more about commercial exploitation than religon.

 

What holidays would you like to see added to Home?

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RockCandyGirl wrote:

Christmas, Easter, Halloween..?

Why is it that we find all sorts of Christain traditional holiday celebrations on PS Home, But I fail to see any reference to ..let's say for example... Islamic, Judaism, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Native American or any other form of reconized organised religion?? I guess majority wins? is that right?

 

Just asking...

 

 


The reason for this is most likely because this is a platform based for North America and a lot of the developers who create these said events are either American, Canadian or from the UK.

So we don't see many diverse cultural events as often as we would like here. Developers are more likely to create events that apply to everyone, though it would be nice to see something unique every once in a while.

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