Christians vs Everyone Else

The Center for Progressive Christianity – TCPC Joins Other Progressives to Protest "Left Behind: Eternal Forces".  This new video game is hitting the markets now, championing the ole Crusader Christian mentality.  My first reaction was thinking about the post-Tsunami Asia where some Christian groups went in to adopt children from Muslim communities.  Some even fundraised specifically from Christians for this purpose. 

This video game is of course much more violent, commercial, and insidious.  I haven’t played the game yet, but I’m looking at the Left Behind game play and chat boards.  One interesting thing, they are explicit that they are targeting Christian markets "We expect our game to be rated “T” and be widely accepted by the mainstream and Christian marketplaces…".  If this feels weird and wrong to you, you’re not alone.  The Center for Progressive Christianity issued the following press release.  Hat tip to UU Philippines lay leader Bob!

That is why The Center for Progressive Christianity is joining with CrossWalk America , The Beatitudes Society, and the Christian Alliance to publicly call for a boycott and recall of Tyndale’s recently released video game Left Behind: Eternal Forces. Left Behind: Eternal Forces sets up a virtual world where all of mankind is divided up into Christians versus everybody else, and then has those two groups vie for dominance by killing each other off.

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2 responses to “Christians vs Everyone Else

  1. 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.com

    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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