Saturday, June 03, 2006

Christian Gaming

A new "Christian" video game touts a mission not of mercy but warfare. Kinda scary to see what the kiddies are supposed to do when they jam a "Left Behind" videogame into their consoles:

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You are issued high-tech military weaponry, and instructed to engage the infidel on the streets of New York City. You are on a mission - both a religious mission and a military mission -- to convert or kill Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, gays, and anyone who advocates the separation of church and state - especially moderate, mainstream Christians. Your mission is "to conduct physical and spiritual warfare"; all who resist must be taken out with extreme prejudice."

More on the game
here, via Bong Boing.

(Should they call this game Right Behind? or just Kiss My Christian Behind?)

5 comments:

Wednesday T. Guevara said...

At least Jack Thompson is consistent.

Anonymous said...

You know, not all Christians are this intolerant. Come to think of it, neither was Jesus himself.

This is what gives all Christians a bad name. Frankly, I'm appalled.

Layman said...

The report is very inaccurate. The game does not have the player try to establish a theocracy or kill people who don’t convert. In fact, you are penalized for killing people, even though Christian forces are fighting against the anti-Christ’s army.

See more about the nature of the game, with quotes from secular reviewers who have actually played it:

http://christiancadre.blogspot.com/2006/06/truth-about-left-behind-video-game.html

Joe Powell said...

From the article cited in this post, you can also :join" the anti-Christ members and jes' blow everyone away:

"How about this nifty game feature: the bodies of slain New Yorkers don't disappear after a battle, and no one gives them a decent burial. Instead, the festering corpses just keep piling up: left behind. Is that "Christian" or "cool"? Or how about this: The game portrays the United Nations - hello again, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Catholics, and Jews - as the headquarters of the demonic forces of the AntiChrist, who is spawned by DNA from two gay lovers (hello, Greenwich Village!). So nice to see you all, my errant, resisting brothers and sisters. BLAM! BLAM! "Praise the Lord!"

And personally, if memory serves, the only moment of sheer rage enacted by Jesus was aimed at the folks insside the Temple who had transformed it into a shopping center for money transfers and sales items. Jesus whipped them and chased them from the Temple.

Tits McGee said...

I just can't even come up with anything to say about this.



::sighs heavily, shakes head, barfs::