Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Links 5.31.06: Left Behind: Eternal Forces


Familiar with the Left Behind series? Essentially, it's a protracted set of New Testament fan fiction covering the time of Tribulation after the Rapture  In 2000 it was made into a miserable movie (starring Kirk Cameron), a board game and now is being made into a computer game:
There's a somewhat overheated article on Talk2Action.com
 Imagine: you are a foot soldier in a paramilitary group whose purpose is to remake America as a Christian theocracy, and establish its worldly vision of the dominion of Christ over all aspects of life. You are issued high-tech military weaponry, and instructed to engage the infidel on the streets of New York City. You are on a mission - both a religious mission and a military mission -- to convert or kill Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, gays, and anyone who advocates the separation of church and state - especially moderate, mainstream Christians. Your mission is "to conduct physical and spiritual warfare"; all who resist must be taken out with extreme prejudice.
 
Oookay.  Yes, I find myself wavering between mildly amused to moderately disgusted at the concept of this game, but it's not all that, really.  The Talk2Action's beef with the game seems to be in linking it with pastor Rick Warren, who is, for what it's worth, a rabid  Dominionist (much more here). 
 
Here's a much less excitable LA Times article on game .
So what's my favorite Christian themed video game?
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