Wednesday, December 13, 2006

As they take time out from protesting whichever cultural object is easiest to package into the focus of hate and disapproval in order to produce a feeling of relief at the idea of going to heaven - a practise not entirely dissimilar to being addicted to heroin - a hard core set of Christians have been promoting a video game called Left Behind: Eternal Forces (the "left behind" part refers to being left behind after the apocalypse) where the object is to run around either converting non-believers to Christianity or you just kill them.

Sort of like Christians in real life but this time, actual children can really take control and make the decisions - not just adults who act like children.

To be fair, progressive Christian groups are horrified and are calling for the game to be removed from Wal-Mart (obviously) shelves. Wal-Mart so far has no plans to remove it.

Best arbitrary justification of hard core violence within the context of elitest religious bigotry:

Left Behind Games' president Jeffrey Frichner insists the game is actually pacifist because players lose 'spirit points' every time they gun down nonbelievers instead of converting them.
"You are fighting a defensive battle in the game," he said. "You are a sort of a freedom fighter."

Ah yes - that balances it out. Let the children learn to kill those who aren't like them.

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