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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Jack Thompson Hates Left Behind Game

Via grand poobah Boing Boing we see that religious zealot Jack Thompson doesn't like violent games ... even if they are about religous zealotry. "It breaks my heart to realize that the culture has basically transformed the church rather than the church confronting the culture and trying to transform it," Thompson told the Associated Press. Interestingly, he's abandoned his publisher Tyndale House, who publishes both the Left Behind series as well as Thompson's egomaniacal manifesto Out of Harm's Way Tyndale House probably regrets losing both sales of the book predicted this year.

The Talk 2 Action story Boing Boing found describes the game in a fairly scary manner:

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.
-- The Purpose Driven Life Takers (Updated)

Yikes. Jack's personal brand of insanity against this? Talk about fire against fire.

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