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Chess Group

A group for those who enjoy playing chess.  You can play each other by correspondence here.  Just create a "discussion" and post your moves in Chess notation.  Others can watch your game :-)

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2013

Discussion Forum

Chess Bishops

Started by T. J. (Mordecai) Mitchell Oct 20, 2012. 0 Replies

I think it is interesting to note that during the Middle Ages the Catholic Church banned the use of Bishops in chess. The reason: The use of Bishops implied that the church was deeply involved in and…Continue

Pidgeon vs. Trimm

Started by James Trimm Feb 28, 2011. 0 Replies

Pidgeon vs. Trimm1. Pd4 (QP4)   Pd62. ?Continue

Chess and Religion

Started by Joseph Dumontelle. Last reply by Ed Jan 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Chess since its inception around 600,has been ridiculed, ignored, banishedand has only become the secondmost played game after soccerin our world. josephContinue

Comment Wall

Comment by martin enrique romero ramirez on December 23, 2010 at 8:11am
Thanks for inviting me to join.
Comment by Barbar Sterling on December 29, 2010 at 1:14pm

Aren’t the chess pieces graven images?

Comment by James Trimm on December 29, 2010 at 1:17pm

Only of we worship them.  Otherwise, no more than your photograph, or the "icons" on your computer screen.  As far as I know even the most Orthodox Jews have no objection to chess/

Comment by Ed on December 30, 2010 at 10:03am
     James is right.  The 2nd Commandment states that we are not to bow down to or otherwise worship graven images.   Who in his right mind would bow to and worship the King or Queen or Rook or Bishop or Knight or Pawn chess piece(s)?   : )    I myself love the game of chess, but in no wise do I worship the game or its pieces.     -Ed
Comment by Stephen Pidgeon on February 28, 2011 at 2:09am
Comment by T. J. (Mordecai) Mitchell on October 20, 2012 at 12:29pm

OH my! How did my post appear THREE times?????

Can someone delete two of them please.


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