:Chess has been a game of war since it originated...a play substitute for the art of war....a danger of stirring up competition with one another even developing hostility towards another, something the bible warns Christians to avoid doing..
This article I remember well. It has every indication of Freddie's imprint on it.
What Freddie failed to mention was WHERE the Bible forbids Christians from stirring up competition with one another. There are lots of Chess games that DO NOT cause ones to develop "hostility" with each other, but ALL Chess games "Stir up competition" with one another. What game is worth a shit without having any competition, anyway? War is the penultimate competition and the ancient Israelites were ALWAYS doing that. The WTS advocates "spiritual" warfare and THAT is also the ultimate idealogical competition. The Watchtower Printing Corporation are liars and hypocrites for condemning a board game where two people move around little pieces of wood.
Where in the Bible does it say there should never be any competition with each other? And if there IS a Bible citation for that, how in the hell would anything in science or civilization evolve without any competition? No competition, no advances. It's that simple.