I find this idea offensive / questionable / unfun.
You have the right. But maybe some different words will help. This is... well, a new race to cover some old ground. It’s finding a way to bring a good human habit - celebrating the meat of life together - into the 21st century. Outside of work and home, do you have people to ask big questions, and to mark the seasons of life with? To have fun with? If not, this might be worth looking at.
Here, people divide into ten groups. Each one carries the banner for one part of what makes us human. Every year is a new calendar of important days. As the months and years wear on, people rotate through the teams, and the lessons we stumble on get put in an ever-expanding wiki. Our wisdom tradition, which is languishing, gets an open-source reboot. And a good time is key.
So I guess you could say this is a totally new wineskin, a DIY religion. Or it’s a deeper-than-your-average game. A book club with a more lively and more offbeat agenda. Or just a good time. Does this help?
YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...
Seems a little weighty. Doesn’t that make for a dull game?
Who’s in charge?
The religion angle makes me nervous. See, I’m an atheist.
The religion angle makes me nervous. See, I have my own beliefs.
Look, I don’t know what I believe. But talking religion makes people nervous.
Why does it take ten years? I don’t have ten years to play a game.