Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christian Game Publisher: "There is no 'killing' in the name of God."

In an almost unbelievable statement, Troy Lydon, CEO of a Christian video game company argued the semantics of murder. I guess Christian values aren't just about hating people who are born a certain way or suppressing medical treatment, apparently it also involves supporting murdering cleansing those who don't accept your doctrine.

Left Behind: Eternal Forces is a teen-rated PC strategy game based on the wildly popular Left Behind Christian book series created by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.

The critics describe it as "a violent video game in which born-again Christians aim to convert or kill those who don't adhere to their extreme ideology."

"After you kill somebody you need to recharge your soul points and to do that you need to bend down in prayer...I think the message is extremely clear," said Clark Stevens, co-director of Campaign to Defend the Constitution.

"The reality is that our game perpetuates prayer and worship and that there is no 'killing' in the name of God," said Troy Lyndon, CEO of Left Behind Games.

Does "killing" yourself count? Because in that case, please remove yourself from our species' gene pool at your earliest convenience. Thanks.


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