Religious Groups Outraged by Online Game

An online game released more than a year ago is suddenly causing a stir in religious circles.

Faith Fighter, launched in January of 2008 by the always-provacative Molleindustria, allows players to pit various deities against one another in Mortal Kombat-style action. The virtual combatants in the game include a depiction of Allah, a serious no-no in the Muslim faith. reports that some Christians, Hindus and Buddhists are upset as well. Douglas Miller, pastor of Birmingham’s Link Church, told Metro:

This game is going out of its way to upset people and I think it should be taken off the internet. Playing violent video games will ultimately affect your behaviour and this game is deeply offensive and provocative.

An unnamed representative of the Federation of Muslim Organisations added:

In the current climate, this game can only create fear about religion. Having images depicting Muhammad in this way is also very offensive to our faith.

However, a spokesperson for Molleindustria defended the work:

[The purpose of the game is] to push gamers to reflect on how sacred representations are often used to fuel or justify conflicts between people.

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  1. Monte says:

     Since when does caricature = controversy… caricatures are used A LOT in media, and the aim is generally to add something of a light hearted feel to it, and not as a method to mock or insult… it could be used as an insult, but lots of caricatures are just used for nothing more than for the sake of style… when an artist uses a caricature is usually as a way to "laugh with you" and not "laugh at you"…

    And really, it would be EASY to get yourself noticed and start a controversy if that’s what you are intent on… you just need to send an anonymous e-mail with a link to your game to your favorite out spoken religious nut case, and let them spark up the controversy… why wait for the nuts to notice your stuff in places they are not looking when you can just shove in their faces and get the ball rolling.

    And hell, this was actually a noticeable flash game… as they mention on their site, the game did get a fair bit of non-controversial coverage.

  2. Nekowolf says:

    So what about people like me. I am religious in my own way and in my own belief. I have no intention of trying to make you feel better. Nor do I have any expectations of you to accomodate what I believe in.

  3. Chaplain99 says:

    You’re saying that I could do nothing but believe in God, and you’d be offended?  Dude, that makes my pissing people off so much easier!

    "HEY! LISTEN!"

  4. Chaplain99 says:

    Point taken.  I just hope me and my Catholicism don’t interfere with your statistics. ^^;

    "HEY! LISTEN!"

  5. Chaplain99 says:

    It’s a flash game, something that you waste five minutes on and then promptly forget.  That’s why it’s more "acceptable" than the console game.  "Six Days…" would have lasted much longer, been a physical presence (i.e. a disc) in the consumer’s home, and would have been more interactive.  Also, war is an easier topic for people to agree on; most people don’t want to die, but we don’t always agree on what we’re dying for/where we go when we die.

    "HEY! LISTEN!"

  6. Chaplain99 says:

    Actually, David, I think that’s the point.  You seem to be the minority opinion here, seeing as how you’re the only one pushing for the cheap motive for making this game.

    Does it really matter why it was made?  It’s out there now, let’s deal with it.  It’ll be gone within a few days, anyway.

    "HEY! LISTEN!"

  7. Killj0y says:

    I think the flaw in your reasoning is assuming that the gaming "community" is any more homogenous than the black "community" or the Muslim "Community".

    It’s just another form of stereotyping that wants to classify all gamers as slackers and underachievers who sit on the couch all day.

    Yes there was a lot of outcry about a game predicated on the suffering of soldiers in wartime.  This is something real that people can get behind despite many of their differences.

    This little fighting game is using characters that are either imaginary, metaphorical, delusional or long dead depending on your perspective.  Many people are able to give rise to the kind of anger necessary to throw a hissy fit when you mock their idols and graven images but far fewer than get angry when you try to make a "game" out of the suffering of their sons, daughters and neighbors.

  8. Killj0y says:

    They missed a golden opportunity to start calling it manbearpig flu.  I mean seriously, since when are they not even allowed to SAY pig.

  9. E. Zachary Knight says:

    Not just GP. But every gaming blog (Kotaku, Joystiq, Edge-online, Gamasutra etc) I have read about the Six Days game. There are more people crying ‘too soon’ and such over Six Days than there are crying over games like this one.

    That is how I am defining ‘gaming community’

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  10. mr_mlk says:

    How are you defining the "gaming community"? This forum? Most of this forum were crying censorship (or posting Face Palm) over the 6 days threads. That is the "gaming community" was also pro-6 days.

    A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin

  11. Father Time says:

    As I said before the game is also hosted on some American websites. Such as newgrounds, so in order to get it removed from the internet they would have to get it taken down from those American sites as well as the British sites.


    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  12. David says:

    You can tell simply from the religious figures’ depictions that the company was going for controversy.  Look at the special moves lists, look at how the characters are drawn and animated.  There’s intent, no doubt about it.

    As for the marketing, just TRY getting a random Flash fighting game noticed in the sea of Newgrounds fare.  There’s stuff out there that’s far more offensive than this that will never get noticed.  That’s the risk a group takes when it tries to be controversial, it might not ever gain noteriety.

  13. David says:

    Read the post again.  I was posting a hypothetical: IF the game was not intended to be controversial, THEN in what way could it be changed to make it controversial?  The fact is, the designers put together this flash game with the intent to cause controversy.  Look at the characters, they’re all cartoonish caricatures of revered religious figures.  Can you honestly look at even the screenshot and tell me the game wasn’t designed to upset people who have a strong religious faith?

    I stand by my original assessment: this was just a cheap publicity stunt.

  14. ScotlandTom says:

    I didn’t feel qualified to speak on behalf of religions I’m not as familiar with, which is why I specifically referred to Christianity.  Though I’m sure the same is true of some other religions as well.

  15. Liz Surette says:

    Did you mean "those that condemn (in any religion who recognizes a higher entity as the judge of mankind, of which there are many besides Christianity) are actually putting themselves in a position of authority above the very God they belive in"?

  16. Liz Surette says:

    Even if our Constitution were applicable here, the First Amendment only prohibits government actors in the US from censoring this game or limiting access to it.

    And you forgot the Buddhist

  17. PHOENIXZERO says:

    Fear is a big component of religion, what people need more of is seeing them for what they really are. Fear in itself is a dangerous weapon…… I almost quoted Yoda….

  18. avar1ce says:

    Fear of religion is exactly what this world needs.  People need to start thinking for themselves, and not  let some ancient and supposedly holy book do it for them.

  19. Tammej says:

    Mockery and fun is what the world needs, what religions need, what religious people need to find ways into. Religions shouldn’t be dead serious, shouldn’t be like what they feel to me: artifical, arbitrary rulesets to follow that aren’t humane any more, and don’t feel natural in any way.


    Relgions that come up with rules should get used to the fact that people break rules. People will depict gods, godesses and whatever prophets at their leisure. There’s no way you can tell someone not do write something, not to draw something. The moment you turn away they’ll do it anyway.


    Overgrown sensibility and political correctness has turned religion and what they stand for into spitting images of themselfes. Humour is at least as important as any god could ever be. If there’s no fun in life, life is worthless. If your god knows no humour, and can’t take a joke, or an image of itself, or doesn’t even have the thick skin to laugh at mockery of itself, it’s hardly worth following anyway. Religions and way too many people have sensitivity issues when it comes to respect, faith, self image. 


    Get out more, laugh more, look at religions and point out their flaws or whats funny and silly about them, and have a good laugh! It’s healthy, and they all need it to survive. If we keep having to go in the basement to giggle a little, that sucks.


  20. Monte says:

     Ok, though seriously… not sure how i should explain it

    i think it comes down a lot to interpretation and connection to the events… i mean you might even take a look at 9-11; while it is a tragic event, a lot of Americans treat it like the worst thing that has ever happen, but compared to many other world events its does stand up to comparison… Americans just have more connection to the event and thus treat it in a higher regard

    Between Six days and faith fighter their are numerous things to consider… one is the connection to the event… their are some people here who are not as religious as others and as such might feel less of a connection to faith fighter… just as well their are some people who feel very strongly about the iraq war and as such they care more about a game like six days. 

    One is based off a real world event and as such many think it should be respected, and many think that from the general line up of FPS games, an FPS game of six days would not do such respect. Faith fighter does not fall into this catagory… Their are jokes about religion all over the place and they are seen as harmless and many have long ago came to accept that it is ok to poke fun at religion. This in turn helps give faith fighter the free pass as the game appears to be nothing more than just another joke; if you are taking the game seriously then you need to loosen up a bit. 

    With religious nuts who complain about Faith fighter our first thought is, "geez loosen up, it’s just a game, its 100% fiction"… on the other hand, with veterans who complain about it you can try to say the same thing, but the veterans may have serious emotional issues and trama coming from that event, and that is not easy for them to get over… So we end up being more sensitive to the veterans because they are real reasons, issue and concerns, where as the religious nuts seem like their are just wound up a bit to tight.

  21. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    They all have glass jaws; it’s their attacks and the strengths of said attacks you have to watch out for.

    Xenu may be weak, but he’s got a freeze ray, a lightning gun, and a nuke attack for special moves. The freeze ray is definitely a pain in the ass, ’cause if you get hit with it, you’re turned into a block of ice and can move for about 10 seconds.

    And the religious commentary is all right there: fighting between which religion is better is bullshit. It doesn’t matter which fighter you use: if you win the 1 Player mode, your character stands victorious amidst a planet of rubble and burnt-out buildings. Fighting will lead to only one thing: absolute ruin. I think that was the message they were trying to convey.


    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  22. Monte says:

    Well, one is based on a fairly accurate depiction of real world events, but the other is about the war in iraq which which many rather not relive! XD

    Man, how could the history books always miss the part where Xenu gets his ass kicked

  23. Charax says:

    An Italian Living in Britain has a lesson for Americans about the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    Dear Americans,

    This does NOT apply to:

     – Countries that are outside the United States
     – Non-governmental entities (with the exception of those engaged in commercial speech)
     – The Internet in general, outside those areas under direct control of Congress.
     – Actions of censorship that are not enshrined in law

    It certainly does not apply to an Italian game, or comments on said game by an English pastor living in England and published in a British newspaper.

    Kindly stop citing your First Amendment in places it clearly cannot be applied, it makes you look silly and ignorant of your own founding principles

    The Rest of the World

  24. Monte says:

     The problem is that you would have a hard time actually proving "intent"…

    just because they made something controversial does not mean they actually WANTED that kind of attention. Hell, do you also think that Resident Evil INTENDED on being controversial, or do you think they just wanted to make a resident evil set in africa? And hell, i don’t think atomic games actually INTENDED to cause controversy with their six days games… even if you do not intend to cause controversy may do so anyway as their are many people who end up going out of their way to look for the stuff…

    Considering how Faith fighter was never really marketed and could only be seen on flash sites, they could have easily come to think that. as a non-mainstream game, the game would fly under the radar and never be noticed by the religious nuts… hell the fact that it took 15 months for the religious nuts to actually notice and say something about it is proof of that…

    If they wanted the controversy and intended to cause such a thing, they would have advertised the game better and made SURE that the religious knew about the game so that they could react to it…. instead they stayed within their own circle of online gamers where religious nuts never tread



  25. A-wel Cruiz says:

    It’s funny how everyone goes out of the way to not show an image of Muhammad, since under the Muslem faith (as far as I know) depicting ANY of the prophets (including Jesus) is forbidden.

  26. ZenAndNow says:

    Religious groups outraged!

    Next in the news, oxygen required for life, the sun is warm, the sky appears blue and 1+1 has been determined to equal 2!

  27. ScotlandTom says:

    You shouldn’t be expected to.  It’s just a shame that many religious people tend to hold a "holier than thou" attitude that drives them to condemn those who don’t believe what they do.  Those that condemn (in the Christian faith anyway) are actually putting themselves in a position of authority above the very God they believe in and throwing the lesson of "love thy neighbor" ("neighbor" meaning anyone and everyone) back in Jesus’ face.  They’re hipocrytes, plain and simple.

    Oh, and if all you want is to feel better there are plenty of ways to do that without any kind of religion.  If that’s the case, go ahead and do whatever you like so long as it’s legal.

  28. Father Time says:

    But the game is also on newgrounds which is owned by Americans.

    Although when you submit a game to newgrounds it says in their legal jargon that you still own the game so it might be possible for the courts to force him to remove it. Although I doubt that there will be any court intervention seeing as how not too many people are whining.


    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  29. Father Time says:

    Remember folks being personally offended by it is a good enough reason to have it removed from the internet.


    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  30. ScotlandTom says:

    The bigger you are the more impossible it becomes to stop people from poking fun at you.  It’s going to happen.  The only choice you have is to either grow a sense of humor about yourself or be offended.  The latter ensures that you alienate those you should be the most accepting and caring of.

    Jesus ate with prostitutes and forgave those who stole from their fellow man.  Why not try living by his example rather than condemning those who don’t?

  31. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    *stands beside them, as he shares their views*

      A real man would do the same thing.


    "The sun will always rise tomorrow. We can only live for today, and hope more days will come." -Unknown

  32. chadachada321 says:

    "change the game to be…"

    When did they change the game to make it controversial? I fail to see your point here. I’ve made drawings of Moses beating zombies with the Ten Commandments, but I meant no controversy by it. I simply thought that it was bad ass to see Moses killing zombies, as awesome as it would be for Jesus to kick the shit outta Satin and Muhamad and Moses and everyone else.

    Some people need to stop seeing controversy everytime there is a religious or real-life topic being touched on, especially if it’s in a silly flash game. Ignoring the fact that the game is over a year old…

    -If an apple a day keeps the doctor away….what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

  33. Asahi says:

    Yes, because censorship is *always* the best option when a religious group finds something offensive.


    There needs to be *more* material that’s offensive to religious groups.

  34. gamegod25 says:

    To any and all religious people who find this offensive: grow a sense of humor or get some vagisil.

  35. Andrew Eisen says:

    Maybe someday, some game will offend my sensibilities and I’ll finally understand where these people are coming from.

    Or not.


    Andrew Eisen

  36. Zerodash says:

    You know what?  Religion offends me.  Religious people offend me.  What the hell are they doing to make me feel better?  Why the fuck are people like me (secular) expected to change my lifestyle to accomodate their ways? 

  37. axiomatic says:

    I’m with you man… turn the channel, close the browser, do anything except BAN whatever the issue is. Freedom of choice… it’s what you want.

  38. gamadaya says:

    You might be right. I re-read the Six Days, articles, and there are some people complaining. Although the complaints seem to be more well reasoned than what these religious people are saying, which basically amounts to "Quit making fun of us!"


    Believe in something! Even if it’s wrong, believe in it! -Glenn Beck

  39. E. Zachary Knight says:

    It seems that more people complained about the existance of Six Days in the discussions on various sites, than complain about the esistance of games like this.

    WHile I don’t thiknk the majority of gamers were complaining, it was a vastly larger number than complain about the existance of this game and others like it.

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  40. sirdarkat says:

     opps got a neuron crossed, adult swim was called bible fight I think I played this game through

  41. David says:

    If this wasn’t meant to be controversial, then how could they possibly change the game to be controversial?  Answer: the game was intended to cause controversy, and it took a year for it to happen.

  42. sirdarkat says:

     I am fine with both games; mostly because if a game pisses me off I just don’t play it … seems to work for me so far.

  43. hellfire7885 says:

    Adult Swim has a game exaclty like this that they even advertise on TV, but with only characters from Christan mythology. Hmm, funnoy how no one has said anything about it.

  44. gamadaya says:

    You have to remember, they’re religious leaders. They get all news later than the rest of us. Hell, in the case of evolution, they’re 200 years behind and counting. It’s like that episode of South Park where they unfroze that guy from 3 years in the past.


    Believe in something! Even if it’s wrong, believe in it! -Glenn Beck

  45. sirdarkat says:

     Oooo sucks to be them; I think the British are in that boat too as is Australia and most of the other ones.

    I was thinking from the point of view that the first time I saw it was hosted on; I made the assumption they paid for it I know I know assume you make an …

  46. Michael Chandra says:

    Selfishness? The smaller the group involved is, the bigger the impact it is for that group?

  47. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Nope. The [adult swim] game was called Bible Fight. I already posted a link in my response to cpt crunchie below. Enjoy.


    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  48. gamadaya says:

    Is Six Days unacceptable to the gaming community? I never got that impression. I thought it was mostly veterans that were complaining about Six Days. Besides, I’m betting the gaming community is way less religious on average than most people. To most of us, this is just stupid people getting upset over a joke.


    Believe in something! Even if it’s wrong, believe in it! -Glenn Beck

  49. gamadaya says:

    Yeah, same here. They really didn’t market it as anything controversial.

    Actually, is this the same game that was on adultswim?


    Believe in something! Even if it’s wrong, believe in it! -Glenn Beck

  50. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Tonight at eleven: Christians, Muslims, and Jews weigh in on controversial, year-old Internet fighting game; Scientology strangely absent. News at Eleven!


    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  51. TK n Happy Ness says:

    Talk about slow. The game has been out for a year, and only now they’re bitching. Seems kind of pointless. It’s not like the more recent baby shaking iPhone app that people were bitching about and continue to do.

    When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

  52. Klokwurk says:

    "Having images depicting Muhammad in this way is also very offensive to our faith."

    That’s strange, I don’t remember ever agreeing that OTHER PEOPLE’s religions get to tell ME what to do.

  53. Monte says:

    i thought the purpose of the game was that immortal gods engaging in godzilla style combat and smashing everyone in the wake of their battle is just plain awesome.

  54. sirdarkat says:

     I actually knew about this game through and loved it; had a great time playing Moses and given the smack down to all those wanna be religions (though Xenu was a pain when I got to him)

  55. sirdarkat says:

    Dear Muslim Whack Job 

    Fuck off; First Amendment; you know that same thing that allows you to be a Muslim.  Though I would like to thank you for stating the image is offensive to your religion (its not to mine) but at least you didn’t order a jihad on the makers and demand his head (see The Satanic Verses; Dutch Cartoons; etc if you are confused)


    Dear Christian Whack Job

    Fuck off; First Amendment; and frankly there is no proof that games make you violent where as there is a lot of PROOF that Religion makes you violent, so I would suggest to you to not throw stones when you live in a glass house.


    Dear Jewish Whack Job

    Haven’t heard from you in a while getting concerned.


    Dear Hindu Whack Job

    See post on the Indian Game Developers if you are curious how I feel about you.


    Dear Anyone I missed Whack Job

    We have this small thing called Freedom of Speech just because it offends you does not mean it offends me in fact it might actually make me do this horrible thing called think.  I am thankful we have such a Right because you can say something really stupid like take it off the internet and frankly I can laugh at you.  It’s great.

  56. David says:

    So it took a year for the stunt to pay off.  It’s still a stunt, and nothing more.

    Still, I wish people would be more careful about what they choose to condemn.  This game would have languished in obscurity if they had.  It’s like the saying goes, the key to wisdom is in knowing what to overlook.

  57. Charax says:

    But…if we can’t pit religious figures against each other in the field of virtual combat, how else are we going to figure out which one’s right?

  58. JHorel says:

    Posting something on internet is like pissing is an ocean. Once it’s there, it’s there forever.

    Remember, The Internet never forgets

  59. cpt crunchie says:

    wasn’t there an adult swim game like this? but with more blood?


    It is not murder; I am merely advancing the hands of the clock, just a bit.

  60. gamadaya says:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa! Everybody stop everything. Religious people are upset about something.

    I love the quote by the Muslim spokesman. Really, you think it’s the game that is going to create fear about religions? You don’t think it’ll be, I don’t know, the bombings and shit?


    Believe in something! Even if it’s wrong, believe in it! -Glenn Beck

  61. sirdarkat says:

     I would agree with that if it wasnt for the fact this game has been out for over a year and it hasnt caused a stir till now.

  62. David says:

    Because that’s not being honest.  Really, they did a quick-n-dirty parody of Mortal Kombat with characters they knew would offend people, and then they try to pass it off as a commentary?  It’s nothing but a publicity stunt, and they know it.

  63. Gaffit says:

    This game is pretty fun. Good thing people got offended by it so it was put in a news story, otherwise I might not have found it.

  64. NovaBlack says:

    ‘ and I think it should be taken off the internet’




    Dear mr….. internets.

    Please would you take down the offensive game from your webzoid.

    It should only take a second. just place it in the ‘delete from interwebz’



    Many thanks.


  65. IsoNeko says:

    Thanks to this controvesy I’ve actually seen this game for the first time and I thoroughly enjoy it. THANK YOU BIBLE BASHERS UNITED FOR SHOWING ME SOMETHING YOU HATE <3

  66. WarOtter says:

    Lol: "This game is going out of its way to upset people and I think it should be taken off the internet."

    Right let me just find the ‘Remove from the Internet’ button. I think it’s next to the history eraser button.


    You see, I believe in the noble, aristocratic art of doing absolutely nothing. And one day, I hope to be in a position to do even less!

  67. David says:

    [The purpose of the game is] to push gamers to reflect on how sacred representations are often used to fuel or justify conflicts between people.

    Bullcrap.  The purpose of the game is to draw attention to Molleindustria through cheap controversy.  If you’re going to piss people off, at least be honest about it.

  68. Karsten Aaen says:


    What muslem deities are there? As I know, there is only one, Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet – according to the Moslem faith. Mohammed is NOT a Moslem deitey – no matter how much some guys at the OIC want him to be.

    Mohammed was and is a normal human being that even in his own lifetime (is supposed to) have said: ‘dont follow me or what I did or even what is in the Koran, but think for yourselves’.

    And the picture prohibition is only valid for Moslems, not for people in other religions.

    On a more general note, caving in to pressure from the IOC e.g. may mean that other groups will say this game is offensive to us.

    In Forgotten Realms say, we have a desert area; the buildings clearly resemble ones found in the Middle East/Arabic Peninsula. Likewise in Gothic 3, the area to the south clearly reminds you the same areas. And don’t get me started about Baldur’s Gate 2 – merchants selling wares from tents.

    The problem or challenge is that nearly everyone can find anything in a game or movie, book or music dvd they will get offended over in that particular movie, game etc.



  69. DeeJay says:

    Don’t these people know that depictions of Muslim deities will make a large portion of the Muslim population flip out and try to kill you, fail, and kill a whole load of innocent bystanders in the process?

  70. revertedtozero says:

    May I get credit for this? I WAS the person who did send the link for said website.


    We’re all outta PIE! and adult comic books! and i’ve misplaced my Turbografix!!!

  71. djnforce9 says:

    I don’t know what is so upsetting about this. The names are the same but the fighters barely even resemble like the dieties they are supposed to represent. I am Catholic so I had a look at the "Jesus" fighter and he doesn’t even look close to the common protrayal of how Jesus looks and therefore I can not find this offensive in any way. It could have easily been some normal person named Jesus (as that is an actual name people still go by).

    Anyhow, there are still plenty of mirrors of the game floating about and there probably always will be. If anyone is curious, here is a currently live copy of the game. Find out if it’s offensive for youself because I don’t think it is. If the names were taken out, nobody would even know who these fighters were supposed to be:

  72. Chaplain99 says:

    Heh.  A witty remark, but I’m not going to debate personal preferrance with you, sqlrob.  Suffice to say that one needs more than fear and desperation to have "faith."  ^^

    "HEY! LISTEN!"

  73. sqlrob says:

    They’ve run simulations of "death" on a neural network structured similarly to the visual cortex. Wanna guess what the networks saw?

    So no, even consistent explanations between different observers doesn’t mean much.


  74. Michael Chandra says:

    The people that go haywire against him blindly are the kind of people that get my blood flowing and make me feel like homicide. Games don’t make people want to kill people, people make people want to kill people.

  75. Galthromir says:

    Woa, mad props to that Muslim guy. His first post basically sums up my thoughts on that faith in general, and then he proceeds to keep his cool in the face of a troll army…just wow.

  76. Kajex says:

    "I think it should be taken off the internet."


    Most religious whiners can give it a fucking rest already. It’s bad enough that a loud-enough population of each religion makes it a point to demonize and blast lifestyles, hobbies and ideas they don’t agree with- we could do without them trying to tell others not to be offensive to anybody.

    So Jesus Christ gets socked in the nuts until he falls over dead- big deal, he’s going to come back in less than half a week anyway, what are you getting sore about? You COULD be laughing about it instead of clenching your ass everytime you think too hard on it. THIS is why we can’t have nice things.

  77. Nekowolf says:

    And you’re argument that all religion is stupid and wrong is just as bad of an argument as saying they know the one true God and all others are wrong.

    Enough said.

  78. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    At least, that’s what you think.

    I’m not saying "you’re wrong" or "I believe otherwise", but until numerous persons, who have no familiarity with each other, die, come back, and give identical, well-documented accounts of the "other side", none of us will ever truly know what happens after you die…

    Well, of course your body rots in a hole in the ground, but…well…dammit all. What I’m trying to say is…..I’m keeping my mind and options open.


    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  79. Raziel5150 says:

    All religion is stupid.  I say, make fun of it all you want & those who get offended can piss off.  When ya die, you rot in a box.  Enough said.

  80. PHOENIXZERO says:

    Haha, I remember seeing that, with the dorky friend from Charles in Charge who’s had drug problems over the years. Bible Man is an addict with issues.

  81. sirjonk says:

    "In the current climate, this game can only create fear about religion."


    Funny, I thought people blowing themselves up in restaurants did that.

  82. Vake Xeacons says:

    Neither do a lot of "artists."

    "This game is going out of its way to upset people and I think it should be taken off the internet."

    Well, Miller, it looks like they’ve succeeded. Thanks to people like you. One thing I learned, when someone’s trying to piss you off, IGNORE THEM!

  83. Werrick says:

    If a religiously offensive game is made, and there are no religious people around to see it and no religious people will ever play it, is it still offensive?


  84. Michael Chandra says:

    Dear Mr. Miller,

    Please do sod off.


    For someone most likely upset about stereotypes he sure jumps to using them rather quickly.

  85. Deamian says:

    Oh noes! A game featuring the imaginary characters of most fairy tales for adults, aka religions, has been released for a whole year!


    If they were too blind to realize it till they need to feel an impulse of anger to sputter on the in internet, it’s their problem. But I’ll be damned when someone tries to defend the name of a senile old man whom, "historically",  we’re all the children of and yet decided to drown us all a few millinias ago, out of some very weird anger-induced power-trip. If he exists, it would only be logical to start sending arrestation warrants around. Or make an internet game about it, at least.

    Besides, most religion want their propaganda spread right? What better way than a parody-cartooned-style video-game to wrangle around some of them youngin’ believers aye?


  86. Magic says:

    Metro is a *free* newspaper that’s given away on public transport in several countries around the world (UK, Scandinavian countries and I think the USA too). It’s a complete rag, amusing to read if you’re bored on the bus but its quality is absolutely awful.

    I’d bear that in mind in addition to the possible sensationalism they’re going for. I just googled ‘faith fighter’ and the first page was nothing but links to the game itself, with one news site that has practically copied and pasted the Metro article.

    There’s a Muslim who is, and I say this sincerely, providing feedback and thoughts in the comments of that article if anyone is interested:

  87. molleindustria says:

    Hello, this is from molleindustria.

    The article on Metro UK is misleading.

    As this site points out, the game has been around for more than a year, it has been played by thousands of people and exhibited in various art venues around the world.

    We received a couple of hatemails from catholic players but absolutely NO complains from ANY religious organizations.

    We assume the anonymous tabloid journalist simply pointed the game to those 3 people in order to get one-liner statements and give the impression that some kind of huge controversy was happening.

    The game is obviously meant to be provocative but it was more a response/complement to the one-way western satire of the infamous Danish Mohammed cartoons.

    And if it was just about causing a shitstorm and getting hits we would have been more offensive.

  88. TBoneTony says:

    Just give the game a rest, it has already been out for more than a year and even though I never heard anything about it until now, you religious freaks are only hurting yourselves by making it popular in the first place.


    Enough said, plus you can’t take things off the internet because the internet is the best form of Freedom of Speech and Expression even though you may hate it, I don’t give a rats about the game.

  89. Chaltab says:

    How petty do you have to be to be that deeply offended by a year-old flash game?


    Dear religious leaders: If your faith is making you a less emotionally mature person, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.

  90. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Indeed, I considered it, but in the end, it’s as you say, Mike. Not even Jesus knows how to express the extent of these people’s stupidity.


    "The sun will always rise tomorrow. We can only live for today, and hope more days will come." -Unknown

  91. Father Time says:

    Well no the game is hosted on others websites some of which are on run by Americans (such as newgrounds). So the 1st amendment may help.


    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  92. Wraith108 says:

    It’s an english newspaper the interview is from so unfortunatly the 1st amendment desn’t apply.

  93. Wormdundee says:

     This game is going out of its way to upset people and I think it should be taken off the internet.

    Woo, I guess the game worked then, you seem to be pretty upset! I’ll never understand why this sort of thing is offensive to people. Maybe if it had Allah raping a baby or something it would be offensive.

  94. sqlrob says:

    Oh jeez. I just went to the article. They went to the effort to block out Mohammend. Or is it that way in the game?


  95. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    The guy from Molleindustria had it right.

    Plus, these people are getting so worked up over pointless shit, it’s just stupid! I’d put a FacePalm, but I don’t have any that would express just how stupid this shit is!


    "The sun ever rises on the morrow. We can only live for today, and trust that other days will follow." -Unknown

  96. DarkSaber says:

    lol, old game.


    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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