Ugh, then there's THIS video game...
I first read about it at RIGHTWINGSPARLKE, and followed one of her commenters to JunkYardBlog.
Apparently there's a video game coming out from Left Behind Games (that'll tell you something right there) based on the books. According to the Left, it's all about Christians killing infidels (basically everyone NOT them) who refuse to convert.
But from what JunkYardBlog read, it's more-
Basically, after looking through the Left Behind Games website, I donÂt see any support for the scenario that Hutson describesÂkilling off Jews, Catholics, and gays. This looks like a pitched battle against some sort of U.N. force run by the Antichrist. ( Wait, was that redundant?) Unless there is some description of the game I missed, Hutson merely extrapolates from his understanding of WarrenÂs theology that the opposing troops or targets will be drawn from those groups. But thatÂs a far cry from the picture he paints of a paramilitary force burning down synagogues or Catholic Churches.
And anyway, regardless of what happens when you shoot somebody in this game, the object of the game is to avoid doing so. Check this out, from an LA Times article that Hutson links:
-soldiers lose some of their spirituality every time they kill an opponent and must be bolstered through prayer.
SoÂ the object of the game is to convert your opponents without killing them? SoÂ HutsonÂs picture of this game as a training simulator for a Christian ÂDominionistÂ jihad is laughably overblown?
Not that it will stop those on the Left who live in fear of Christian 'Dominionists' taking over the country from using support'suppport' their position.
It's going to be a poor quality (compared to most games today), badly designed, UNINTERESTING game. It'll have a slick marketing campaign within the Evangelical community, and that will be all.
While I think the game is stupid, what I find most telling is the reactions on the Left to Christians generally.
Check out the article that started this today, and the comments-Talk to Action
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