Thursday, June 01, 2006

Killing for God

You know, the funny thing is, right-wing Christians go nuts when they see Janet Jackson's tit. They shout and cry, "What'll we tell the children!?" when they see violence on television, in movies, and in video games, and do everything in their power to ruin it for those of us who enjoy a bit of the more banal aspects of entertainment.

And yet they're very excited about the new Left Behind video game, based on the popular book series of the same name. For the record, this is a book series whose main character is a virgin male over the age of 30 - not for any particular reason, just because he apparently "never had time" to lose his virginity... right... - whose anti-Christ is actually the spawn of a gay couple. Okay?

The basic premise of the game puts kids in the role of a crusader for God, killing unbelievers and seeing all sorts of gruesome things, like rotting corpses in the streets of New York City. Oh, I take my pot of hypocrisy black, with two kettles. But more to the point, does this remind you, as it does me, of those games you can apparently find in the Arab world where the goal is to kill Jews and whatnot?


At 6/01/2006 3:36 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been saying it for years and this game proves it (have you seen the screen shots! Quite startling). Christians are some of the most violent people on earth. From the meek and mild messiah preaching love and forgiveness to murdering your fellow countryman in the name of god? What gives? Something definitely got lost in the translation of the bible. Explains the popularity of that nutjobs film "the passion".

Now we have to keep that sort of trash out of Canada!

At 6/01/2006 9:05 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I find amazing about the whole Janet tit fiasco is that the States are one of the biggest purveryors of pornography on the planet.
Many people make very good livings (many don't) off the images of naked humans.
I'd prefer images of the breast over "pretend" killing. But then I am not a religious fanatic or a movie magnate.


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