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Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Churches Use Violence To Develop Warriors For God

Violent Christian Video Games

There is currently a nationwide movement to use pop culture to bring teens to God through use of a video game called Halo 2. Halo 2 is based loosely on themes found in the Bible, mainly good versus evil. Halo 2 is rated mature for violence, blood and gore, and language. Does this sound like church material?

It does sound biblical. Hard to find a story more violent, sexually depraved, bloodied and gory than the old testament. Christians continually deny the history of violence associated with their belief system while they actively promote violent religious games in order to gain conversions. While playing the game Halo 2, the Christian kid is supposed to bait his other kids into sharing his beliefs. Conversion by video game. You can figure out the rest.

I love the irony of this, or the hypocrisy, depending on how mean you want to be. I will go for hypocrisy today as the religious rightwing are pissing me off. Sections of the religious community like to harp on and on about video game violence and its deleterious effects upon society. How can they then decide to use video violence to promote their religious agenda without expecting shit loads of criticism? Someone pass the air freshener. The stench of hypocrisy is overwhelming.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

what makes you think it's not atheists banking on the popularity of bible themes?

2/5/06 5:43 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Which atheists where? Atheists might own the right to all sorts of games and all sorts of businesses. The point of the story is that christian groups are using the violent video games in order ro recruit or convert while all the time being one of the most organised groups against violence in video gaming. Their position is not consistent, and it is this which makes their position hypocritical.

3/5/06 10:18 am  
Blogger Chimera said...

Yup. It works a little like the American "War On Drugs." Pour lots of illegal money into South American countries to fund the drug dealing anti-government rebels, then raise taxes to pay for more cops to bust the street-level dealers. It's like a circular, self-perpetuating employment program...

4/5/06 2:32 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE Chimera: I hadn't really thought of it that way, but I like the analogy.

4/5/06 11:01 am  

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