Left Behind…. the video game.

Andrew Sullivan directed me to an article about a new Left Behind video game. You know, the series of Christian books about the rapture? Well, a new game is coming out in October of this year. You can check out the articlehere. I do warn you, this will most likely make you angry. I dislike those books enough because they are just downright bad theology, but this game takes it over the top. The players are in new york city, where people are rioting and buildings are burning (some smoke coming from tall buildings) and the object is to convert people and then, I kid you not, shoot them if they don’t convert. And to top it off, after you kill the infidels (you know… catholics, buhddists, muslims, etc) the character yells “PRAISE THE LORD” Oh yeah, Rick Warren is involved in this too. Wonderful.

Excuse me, while I throw up.

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7 responses to “Left Behind…. the video game.

  1. Sullivan is full of it, especially for citing to a site like Talk2Action. 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

  2. This statement is posted from an employee of Left Behind Games on behalf of Troy Lyndon, our Chief Executive Officer.

    There has been in incredible amount of MISINFORMATION published in the media and in online blogs here and elsewhere.

    Pacifist Christians and other groups are taking the game material out of context to support their own causes. There is NO “killing in the name of God” and NO “convert or die”. There are NO “negative portrayals of Muslims” and there are NO “points for killing”.

    Please play the game demo for yourself (to at least level 5 of 40) to get an accurate perspective, or listen to what CREDIBLE unbiased experts are saying after reviewing the game at http://www.leftbehindgames.com/pages/controversy.htm

    Then, we’d love to hear your feedback as an informed player.

    The reality is that we’re receiving reports everyday of how this game is positively affecting lives by all who play it.

    Thank you for taking the time to be a responsible blogger.

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