Christian Games Hit Texas Wal-Marts

October 12, 2009 -

Left Behind Games Inc., a publisher of Christian-themed videogames, has secured a pilot release of its titles in 100 Wal-Mart stores in the Houston and Dallas areas.

Three games will be sold as part of a test to determine the viability of selling the titles in additional Wal-Mart locations. Left Behind Games, also known as Inspired Media Entertainment, believes that Texas is ripe for its offerings, noting that there are over 23,000 churches in Texas, with over 5.0 million Evangelical Protestants and more than 1.7 million Mainline Protestants.

CEO Troy Lyndon has high hopes for the Christian game market:

The US market for Christian video games could reach $648 Million within the next five years based upon just 3% of video game sales being in the Christian segment.


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Most of you are approaching this from the completely wrong direction.  The direction some of you are doing, is the 'I hate Christians' whether that hatred is justified or not.  Some are on the impression, that Christians are all thieves, cowards, and murders (well, some of them are...).

We are gamers.  Lets let this company create its game(s), and sell.  Then, we'll see for ourselves, if the game play is good (or slowed down while we have to read/memorized text verses).  We'll see if the graphics, music, sound, and story/plot (if there is one).  Since, gamers come in many shapes, sizes, colors, weights, heights, and even backgrounds....this company could create a market that some gamers will like, and others wont.  Its like HALO.  You either like the game, or hate it with a passion.

However, Christian themed games should bear in mind, that other religions could do this as well.  So, while it could encourge some to the religion, others could find Islam a better belief for them.

Finally, just go watch the Angry Video Nerd on You Tube, for his 'say' on Bible games.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkNvQYiM6bw

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Will that brainwashed idiot Kirk Cameron make an appearance? Perhaps with his friend Mr. Banana?

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A Christian Game!?!?!?!?!

RABBLE RABBLE RABLLE !

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Wasn't there going to be a revelations-themed shooter where you shot the hell (ha ha) out of Demons during the tribulation? That looked and sounded pretty cool... Probably got canceled, though. Seems like all non-rip-off Christian games get canned. Sad.

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There was one a while ago where you played an angel and had angelic powers (could fly, turn enemies into a pillar of salt, etc).

It played fast and loose and could probably be considered a Christian game the way the upcoming Dante's Inferno could be considered a Christian game.

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It was Requiem: Avenging Angel. I bought it second hand years ago but couldn't get it to work on an XP machine.

It's about as much a Christian game as Diablo 2 is. Note there's a difference between Christian game and Christian-themed (Albeit Diablo 2 is practically Christian mythology, twisted around a bit).

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I'm invisioning a GTA-like game where Jesus shoots magic from his bible.  Set in modern Isreal, Jesus must convert the jews before Iran nukes them so they can go to heaven when they are incinerated.

I'd buy that just for the lulz

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 @ Gaming Observer: Why don't you go to the nearest church and say these things? Go tell everyone who goes there that they are evil, they hate gays, and they support slavery. Go to Mother Teresa's grave and spit on it, because that seems to be how you view Christianity.

 

Edit: you can't because the only place you're brave enough to say this bullshit is on the internet, where nobody knows who you are.

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Yeah, Mother Teresa isn't a very good example...

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The Mother Teresa that said suffering was good, denied pain medication to those suffering, yet used them herself, that Mother Teresa?

 

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Wow, that's horrible. I never knew mother Teresa did that. I always thought very highly of her. Where did you read/hear that?  

 "No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

"No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

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Story about the conditions of the people she helped: http://www.newstatesman.com/200508220019

From Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Teresa#Declining_health_and_death

[quote]In April 1996, Mother Teresa fell and broke her collar bone. In August she suffered from malaria and failure of the left heart ventricle. She had heart surgery, but it was clear that her health was declining. Another controversy surrounding her is that when she fell ill, instead of being treated at one of her clinics, she opted to be treated at a well-equipped hospital in California.[50] On March 13, 1997, she stepped down from the head of Missionaries of Charity and died on September 5, 1997. The Archbishop of Calcutta, Henry Sebastian D'Souza, said he ordered a priest to perform an exorcism on Mother Teresa with her permission when she was first hospitalized with cardiac problems because he thought she may be under attack by the devil.[51]

 

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*ahem*

"Her philosophy and implementation have faced some criticism. David Scott wrote that Mother Teresa limited herself to keeping people alive rather than tackling poverty itself.[33] She has also been criticized for her view on suffering: according to an article in the Alberta Report, she felt that suffering would bring people closer to Jesus.[34] The quality of care offered to terminally ill patients in the Homes for the Dying has been criticised in the medical press, notably The Lancet and the British Medical Journal, which reported the reuse of hypodermic needles, poor living conditions, including the use of cold baths for all patients, and an approach to illness and suffering that precluded the use of many elements of modern medical care, such as systematic diagnosis.[35] Dr. Robin Fox, editor of The Lancet, described the medical care as "haphazard", as volunteers without medical knowledge had to take decisions about patient care, because of the lack of doctors. He observed that her order did not distinguish between curable and incurable patients, so that people who could otherwise survive would be at risk of dying from infections and lack of treatment.[36]" - Wikipedia

*33: Scott, David A Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother Teresa Chicago, Loyola Press, 2005. ISBN 0829420312 p.7ff "She deals only with the disease (of poverty), but not with preventing it, but people in the West continue to give her money"

*34: Byfield, Ted (October 20, 1997), "If the real world knew the real Mother Teresa there would be a lot less adulation", Alberta Report/Newsmagazine 24 (45)

*35: Loudon, Mary. (1996)The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Book Review, BMJ vol.312, no.7022, 6 January 2006, pp.64-5. Retrieved August 2, 2007

*36: Fox, Robin (1994), "Mother Theresa's care for the dying", The Lancet 344 (8925): 807

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In order to test the validity of the "Christian gaming" market, don't the games first have to be good?  From what little I remember, I thought the Left Behind game was critically panned.

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Exactly. They're going to have to make good, non-ripoff games before they can really test the validity of their market.

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It's going to be right next to the GTAs and the Arkham Asylums.

Steam ID: canadakiller

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Can't say this story really gives me hope nor does it invoke interest. I don't care much for a religion that constantly breaks its made up rules in worshipping graven images (because worshipping a half-naked dead man on a 2x4 wasn't bad enough without forgetting that it falls neatly under that commandment).

And I agree with other words- the concentration of commercialism in the religion is sickening, and Peter Popoff is it's biggest parasite.

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where is that guy that got banned like a year ago?

he would blame christianity on EVERYTHING. pretty much every social rule we have in the states derived from christian values, and thats why we fail. i miss those rants :<.

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Ohhh, damn it, what was his name?...It's lost to me now.

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Oh yeah, I remember him; he was a riot.

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Damn, so close. I was just a little off.

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We've got a few uninformed ranters in the thread already. They're a pretty good time if you want to delve into some alternate realities.

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First they're going to have to make some decent games that people actually want to play.

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Same thing happens in the christian music world as well. All these metal bands screaming their preachings in a way that identifies with "Satanic" lyrics.  Some of them are pretty good.  But I mean... Screaming "REPENT! ARRRGGHHH!!!! YEAAAHH GOD LOVES YOU!!!!"  Doesnt really do it for me.  Luckily I cant understand them anyway, so it's all good!  It's just another way to cash in on the market.

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Im christian but im not gonna buy a game just because its christian, if its got good gameplay, and is generally fun ill get it.

LOL at all the people saying things like Christians are all prejudice and do nothing but hate people for their beliefs... Lets hate them all !!! Christ people, were not going away any time soon, just learn to live with us.

FTR i dont hate gays, i awknowledge the universes existence for countless years, i look at sins as guidlines to living a good life, the money i do donate is sent to people in Africa, not into anyones pockets, i belive men are equal to women in rights, we may be different in things like intelligence and emotional capability, but we all deserve the same rights. And i belive that as long as you are a good person your safe after death. Like pretty much every christian i know.

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Stop being intelligent and normal, you're going to ruin the baseless negative stereotypes people are using to excuse their uninformed bigotry!

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"...you're going to ruin the baseless negative stereotypes people are using to excuse their uninformed bigotry!"

As in... gay people shouldn't be allowed to marry because it's a slippery slope and next thing you know men will be fucking and marrying monkeys?

As in... homosexuality is being taught in our schools by teachers that are sympathetic to the queer agenda?

As in... homosexuality is a mental sickness, a moral misstep, and end to humanity because gays can't reproduce!!

As in... homosexuality is a sexual driven lifestyle and all gay men want to molest young boys?

Yes, you're right, we wouldn't want to create an atmosphere of hate and bigotry based on senseless and completely inacurate stereotypes, or worse, foster violence against people we don't agree with.

Which is precisely why we wouldn't want to be Christian and do any of the sickly stupid things mentioned above, which Christianity as an institution is flatly guilty of.

You fail.

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"Christian institution" huh? If there's one huge, overarching Christians organization that determines exactly what every Christian believes, I'd love to know what it is.

FYI, Christians aren't all the same, and they don't all believe the exact same things. In the real world, many of them are tolerant or even accepting of homosexuality, but these people don't seem to exist in your world.

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Christains are like gamers. They have different tastes, likes, dislikes and preferences. Painting all Christains with the same brush is just as bad as what Jack Thompson did and paint all gamers as brain-dead, rage-filled, gun-toting bombs ready to go off if we played one too many 'murder simulators'.

You have your views on Christianity, everyone else has theirs. The big problem with the public image of christianity is that the ones that have moderate views don't get to go on the news or make radical websites, becuase "Hey, we're okay with prayer being a private thing rather than a public institution" and "We don't exactly agree with homosexual relations, but we're not going to go bashing down doors about it" doesn't make for good stories. It's the yelling, screaming, frothing at the mouth 'leaders' that get screen time because it makes people angry enough to watch it and debate over it. For every guy that you see spew all that hateful nonsense, there are a few thousand Christains who think the guy's full of it.

 

In short, hate the guy making a fool of himself by being a zelot and trying to do stupid things to our lives and government in the name of religion rather than the religion itself. Love the sinner, hate the sin, ETC. Jesus said "Love thy neighbor as yourself" and that "everyone is your neighbor." not "Hate on all those that diagree with you." The people that're doing what you say is so horrible... aren't christians, plain and simple, or else they wouldn't be doing those things.

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said it before and i'll say again.

though not to defend baruch there.

that pretty much cleans up the more vocal christian masses view on it (or more correctly as someone points out, the leaders views), there is still that minority within that isn't so loud in the ear who fight to cleanse that bullox from the churchs label. even homosexual christians (don't they have a group now?)

but then again, IMHO, its like when black christians first started upping their beliefs and moving onward. White christians oft tried to still oppress them, and even to this day still try to use the bible as an excuse for their bullshit white supremecy runs (though greatly decreased supposedly on the official end, neo nazi's are more widespread IMO as well as a little more vocal, though less violent...)

oh BTW you missed one.

 

As in... homosexuality is pressed upon our children by cross dressing cartoon characters like bugs bunny and other looney toons. so we must block and censor our lives to prevent this cross dressing comedy from being witnessed in any media form.

 

apparently Bugs is gay now because he cross dressed and comicly kisses elmer fudd and company.

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Regardless of the smell, color, shape, consistency, sound, or density of christian bullshit, it all comes from the same unwashed biblical asshole.  'nuff said.

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Yeah, that is enough. You're only making yourself look worse with every post; you should consider stopping before you look like a completely intolerant bigot.

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Too late for that.

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Ignorance is bliss

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Christianity is a disease.

No matter how you slice it, or what kind of distinction you try to make between its paritioners (those who are obnoxious and hateful, those who are timid and kind), they all believe the same fundamental things.

Gays are bad, the earth is 6000 years old, sin exists, men are superior to women, sex is dirty, follow us or go to hell, giving 10% of your $$$ to god is a moral duty, etc. etc. etc.

Oh yes, I know, but you say that some of these people are genuine, warm, loving, blah blah blah, and Christianity is responsible for so much good, blah blah blah...

If you list the number of things done in the name of god that are absolutely pure evil, and contrast them with the occasional good deed done for Jesus sake, anybody with a shroud of common sense is going to see that it clearly isn't balanced and isn't worth it.  Like a car that gets you to the grocery store so you can buy a can of soup for a few homeless people, but forces you to run over and kill 15 other people on the way.  NOT... REDEEMING... IN ANY... WAY...

These days I'm still surprised that anyone is Catholic at all.  I mean, so many people molested, sexually abused, the priests protected and even rotated BACK INTO OTHER CHURCHES, all done with the money given through tithes, under the authority and express wishes of THE POPE, and people still buy that bullshit?

That's not a rogue priest, that's corruption from the top, and yet still...

No, I think Christianity in all its forms is better thought of as the only socially accepted form of mental retardation...

 

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Your "intelligence" has been shot from your own ignorance. People like yourself are just as bad as those you accuse. How about all the evil that was done for love? Money, power, land, government? You cannot possibly defend Christianity was the start of all this, as it has been going on since ancient Sumeria. And yet, great evils have been done for those as well.

And as further evidence of your lacking, Roman Catholicism is merely a branch of the whole of Christianity. You cannot blame the whole of something because of the workings of others under the same broad term. And it is at this you fail, and miserably.

Roman Catholicism, Evangelical, Pentecostal, they are not the same as nondemoninal, Episcopal, Quaker, etc. But this is what you fail, nay, perhaps even actively reject, to understand. Furthermore, you are lost in your own arrogance.

Maybe you should pull your head out of your ass. I've met Christians who are much more humble than you apparently are. You can continue on how "evil" it is, but you will only be proving my point, all while falling on the ears of those who see past your own irrationality.

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You know, you should try not starting with a ridiculously biased stereotype next time. Then you might actually have something constructive and intelligent to say--provided you did some research and used some facts instead of your own (mis)perceptions of reality.

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Everything I said is 100% true.  Sorry that you have a hard time defending a pretend god.

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Everything I said is 100% uninformed opinon.  Sorry that you have a hard time accepting my twisted version of reality.

Fixed that for you.

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Gaming Observer:

I have a few comments on your post.

Christianity is a disease.
It depends how you look at religion in general. I generally agree with Dawkin's that it's a delusion of some sort (At least when belief and faith are put in place of reason, or even contrary to reason), but I think there's a reason it has existed in human culture for thousands of years. It's too easy to 'just' trivalise it as a sickness and leave it at that. Why does it exist? Is it an innate part of sentience? Do people need it as a mental crutch for their subconscience?

Either way, you're not going to convince religious people by attacking and villifying it.

No matter how you slice it, or what kind of distinction you try to make between its paritioners (those who are obnoxious and hateful, those who are timid and kind), they all believe the same fundamental things.
Not necessarily, as it seems that the longer religions last then the more diverse the denominations become as they grow. Some Christians loosely follow the basic teachings of Jesus and the Bible (and don't take any of it literally), others go all out. I think there's a bible quote about how to be a basic Christian, which is to follow Jesus with all of your love, etc. That's all it takes, everything else involved depends on ones point of view.

Gays are bad,
That is indeed the gist of the Bible (Leviticus generally), but I often read that the more noble stance is "Hate the sin, love the sinner". I don't believe the Catholic church or many major Christian branches are persecuting homosexuals, even if they dislike their sexual attitude or other aspects of their life.

the earth is 6000 years old, sin exists, men are superior to women, sex is dirty, follow us or go to hell, giving 10% of your $$$ to god is a moral duty, etc. etc. etc..
Stop painting them all with the same brush. These totally depend on which Christians you speak to, they're generally seen as the cliche fundamentalist's stance (Bible bashing fire and brimstone speechs and all), which involves taking the bible literally. The Catholic church supports scientific enquiry over the universe (As well as evolution), they justify that God has caused all of it to happen, even if they're conservative in other areas.

These days I'm still surprised that anyone is Catholic at all.  I mean, so many people molested, sexually abused, the priests protected and even rotated BACK INTO OTHER CHURCHES, all done with the money given through tithes, under the authority and express wishes of THE POPE, and people still buy that bullshit?
I'm surprised people still follow it after its reign in the dark ages, when it effectively controlled the lives of everyone in Europe from the cradle to the grave, but that's a huge issue, one I don't have time to go into. While I'm aghast whenever I read of the church allegedly covering up abuses, you can't possibly say that every priest has molested.

The church has over one billion people members and they're not all bone-idle hicks, they're people from all walks of life, of differing intellects. I honestly recommend you read up on some of them. Broaden your perspective of them.

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"I'm surprised people still follow it after its reign in the dark ages"

yeah but isn't the official stance on that, that the church and god had no baring on the dark ages? and it was a godless era in human history to "prove" god is good? despite almost everything done was falsely in the name of god or under the order of this church or that? (or so the accusations go)

i've always wondered about that TBH. since most anything done was officialy at the time done because it was gods will, but later dismissed as the will of man, and god had no baring on that age at all.

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Gaming Observer:
There's a response for everything you've countered with, but I'm not really up for debating religion in this thread, as much as I'd prefer to state my opinion and leave it at that.

Fair enough.

If you like to debate religion, I highly suggest you visit...

http://www.godgab.org

Great site.

Will do, though I don't have time right now. On my lunch break. :)

 

In general, I'll say this...

RE: they all believe the same fundamental things... can't say I agree with you there.  Yes, there are hundreds of Christian denominations, each with varying beliefs, but they all hold their NIV bibles, and within those pages the root of the evil is clear.  Whether you're talking about the Duggars (sp?) or Fred Phelps of Ted Haggard or Benny Hinn, it's all the same shit at the core.

Tell me, why do you think there are varying beliefs in the first place? It's all down to their interpretation. However, I believe I agree with you here, that there shouldn't really be room for interpretation when dealing with the so-called divine word of God - yet there is. While you get hate-spewing wretches like Phelps, there are plenty of Christian organisations and charities that do good in the world.

Incidentally, I'm also uneducated on the different versions of the Bible - there seems to be the NIV and King James versions, while it could continue going back to Latin, which the Catholic church didn't want translated during medieval times, either so they could dictate scripture or because they didn't want stuff to get lost in translation - but I digress.


within those pages the root of the evil is clear... ... it's all the same shit at the core.
Do you really believe absolutely _nothing_ good has ever come from religion? Even the simplest of Jesus' teachings about turning the other cheek and to treat your neighbour as you would expect to be treated (Not that he's been the only historical figure to do it, he's just noted in Western culture as saying it) are wise. I don't believe in any supernatural nonsense in religions, but any teaching that strives for peace in the world can't be a bad thing.

As you may have guessed, I'm not religious by any means and the strife (To put it lightly) caused by Christianity and other religions absolutely disgusts me to no end, yet I believe it's naive to lump the entirety of the religion as evil.


RE: gays, hate the sin, love the sinner... No.  That's a social movement that some evangelical offshoots have been clinging to for the past decade or so, but it's not biblical.  Its a concession that they've made to make themselves seem like less of a prick, but it's sad that even people who don't buy that shit can see that they're confused about their own doctrine.  Got hates sinners.  Plain and simple.  At least, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Concession? Possibly, but I believe it's based off scripture somewhere - something about God loving everyone, unconditionally, despite what they do (though of course we then come to hell and people appear to argue whether at that point he loves or hates them).

So let's say you hate a habit of someone - do you hate the whole person or do you just hate the habit and them doing it?

(I wouldn't kick a girl out of bed for farting :)

RE: broad strokes... please.  Don't insult my intelligence.

See above. You must have met a Christian in your life who wasn't evil, surely that's proof enough?


RE: boy touching priests... didn't say they all did.  But it's undeniable fact that the Catholic church knew, hid it, used paritioner money to fund the legal battles, and that the entire strategy came from the Vatican and the Pope himself.  Fucking evil.  In the case of Catholocism though, you can't separate the Pope from individual Catholics, because he's an intrinsic part of their belief system.  Catholocism isn't like evangelical Christianity - it doesn't have "independents".  It's centralized and institutionalized, and they're all connected.  So yes, every one of those non-thinking shit heads that's still a part of that faith after their "bridge to god" is clearly guilty of such inhuman filth... well they can all go to hell, for all I care.  Which is an ironically empty condemnation, since it doesn't even exist.

This is clearly sickening, I'll not argue. I'd like to find out more about Catholics (Or people of other denominations with sicko's in their midst) who read such and happily continue to support their church, maybe they assume it's only a few bad apples - but if it's like you say then they're willfully or inadvertently ignorant (And it could then be argued that logic and reason aren't their forte if they're deeply "faithful" anyway).

In my opinion, I still hold you're not going to convince many religious people to reconsider their faith when you call bullshit on all of it. They'll simply withdraw further and further into their bubble of 'faith'. It's your call.


GrimCW - I'm not sure I understand you. My basic understanding is that some people believe God's will is whatever happens (Which makes no sense to me - tell it to the soldiers that died in religious conflicts, where God allowed everyone to fight it out instead of intervening), others seemed to go with the self-fulfiling prophecy that they are _carrying out_ God's will.

The Catholic church had the whole infallibility of the Pope, meaning that he had a direct 'line' to God and so could dictate scripture and the alike, so he could not make errors. Lo and behold, the church doesn't adhere to this anymore. It seems that they've broken and bent so many rules, yet still people follow them.

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There's a response for everything you've countered with, but I'm not really up for debating religion in this thread, as much as I'd prefer to state my opinion and leave it at that.

If you like to debate religion, I highly suggest you visit...

http://www.godgab.org

Great site.

In general, I'll say this...

RE: they all believe the same fundamental things... can't say I agree with you there.  Yes, there are hundreds of Christian denominations, each with varying beliefs, but they all hold their NIV bibles, and within those pages the root of the evil is clear.  Whether you're talking about the Duggars (sp?) or Fred Phelps of Ted Haggard or Benny Hinn, it's all the same shit at the core.

RE: gays, hate the sin, love the sinner... No.  That's a social movement that some evangelical offshoots have been clinging to for the past decade or so, but it's not biblical.  Its a concession that they've made to make themselves seem like less of a prick, but it's sad that even people who don't buy that shit can see that they're confused about their own doctrine.  Got hates sinners.  Plain and simple.  At least, if you believe in that sort of thing.

RE: broad strokes... please.  Don't insult my intelligence.

RE: boy touching priests... didn't say they all did.  But it's undeniable fact that the Catholic church knew, hid it, used paritioner money to fund the legal battles, and that the entire strategy came from the Vatican and the Pope himself.  Fucking evil.  In the case of Catholocism though, you can't separate the Pope from individual Catholics, because he's an intrinsic part of their belief system.  Catholocism isn't like evangelical Christianity - it doesn't have "independents".  It's centralized and institutionalized, and they're all connected.  So yes, every one of those non-thinking shit heads that's still a part of that faith after their "bridge to god" is clearly guilty of such inhuman filth... well they can all go to hell, for all I care.  Which is an ironically empty condemnation, since it doesn't even exist.

Peace out.

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they all believe the same fundamental thing: no, they don't. In a small midwestern town of 10,000 people I can find at least four (probably 6-8) denominations that believe distinctly different things as well as numerous Christians who actually vote for Democrats and not Republicans. They do not all believe the same thing.

God hates sinners: no. Try picking up a Bible and knowing your theology before you try to debate. Heck, just go to the old Christian mainstay John 3:16.

Broad strokes...: yeah, that's what they are. Not all Christians are a homogeneous bunch. Your assumption that they all believe the same things and do the same things is silly and uninformed.

Boy-touching priests: I'm not Catholic, so I wouldn't know, but I have the feeling you're hyperbolizing more than a little there...

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Love how from post #1 you had the typical persecution complex (as advertised by Mel Gibson) but thus far nobody has said anything negative about Christians per se, but specifically negative comments about cold calculating monetization of people's faith. 

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would you prefer otherwise?

i have my beliefs, but TBH i don't think modern relgious society really meets them to well seeing as i like to keep an open ended system going. i don't deny the possibilities, but i won't deny plainly spelled out evidence for the sake of some book written in a time when you could scream "I'VE HEARD GOD SPEAK!" and people would come far and wide to hear what you have to say.

sure its founding base is on the right angle, but how much of the good book became influenced in later years? especially since its being translated from a dead language, and interpreted even further by maniacial morons with dominance issues?

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Well I'd say it all started with the Roman Empire in the waning years saying "hey maybe if we adopted Christianity and became the Holy Roman Empire we can squeeze out a few more years from this gig?" and then the Catholic Church used Christianity as a way to gain a cheap+easy power base and so on and so forth. 

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Deer Hunter was a crap game that sold huge because it tapped into an under-represented market. Left Behind could break the same kind of ground. It wasn't so long ago that Christian music was a niche market - now it's big business. It won't matter if the game is good or bad, only if it makes lots of money.

And Bigman: of course people will read this and bash Christians, just the same as others bash any mention of gays, minorities or Obama. Welcome to the internet

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It's not a new game, it's almost 3 years old. The only thing new is this deal.

 

 
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MaskedPixelanteThis whole Twitch thing just reeks of Google saying "You thought you could get away from us and our policies. That's adorable."07/25/2014 - 2:52pm
Sleaker@james_fudge - hopefully that's the case, but I wont hold my breath for it to happen.07/25/2014 - 1:08pm
SleakerUpdate on crytek situation is a bit ambiguous, but I'm glad they finally said something: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-07-25-crytek-addresses-financial-situation07/25/2014 - 1:07pm
E. Zachary KnightMan Atlas, Why do you not want me to have any money? Why? http://www.atlus.com/tears2/07/25/2014 - 12:06pm
Matthew WilsonI agree with that07/25/2014 - 10:45am
james_fudgeI think Twitch will have more of an impact on how YouTube/Google Plus work than the other way around.07/25/2014 - 10:22am
IanCWelp, twitch is going to suck now. Thanks google.07/25/2014 - 6:30am
Sleaker@MP - Looked up hitbox, thanks.07/24/2014 - 9:40pm
Matthew WilsonI agree, but to me given other known alternatives google seems to the the best option.07/24/2014 - 6:30pm
Andrew EisenTo be clear, I have no problem with Google buying it, I'm just concerned it will make a slew of objectively, quantifiably bad changes to Twitch just as it's done with YouTube over the years.07/24/2014 - 6:28pm
Matthew WilsonI doubt yahoo has the resources to pull it off, and I not just talking about money.07/24/2014 - 6:15pm
SleakerI wouldn't have minded a Yahoo purchase, probably would have been a better deal than Tumblr seeing as they paid the same for it...07/24/2014 - 6:13pm
MaskedPixelanteIt's the golden age of Hitbox, I guess.07/24/2014 - 6:08pm
Matthew Wilsonagain twitch was going to get bought. It was just who was going to buy it . Twitch was not even being able to handle the demand, so hey needed a company with allot of infrastructure to help them. I can understand why you would not want Google to buy it .07/24/2014 - 5:49pm
Andrew Eisen"Google is better than MS or Amazon" Wow. Google, as I mentioned earlier, progressively makes almost everything worse and yet there are still two lesser options. Again, wow!07/24/2014 - 5:43pm
Andrew EisenI don't know. MS, in my experience, is about 50/50 on its products. It's either fine or it's unusable crap. Amazon, well... I've never had a problem buying anything from them but I don't use any of their products or services so I couldn't really say.07/24/2014 - 5:42pm
Matthew WilsonGoogle is better than MS or Amazon.07/24/2014 - 5:33pm
Sleaker@AE - I've never seen youtube as a great portal to interact with people from a comment perspective. like ever. The whole interface doesn't really promote that.07/24/2014 - 5:28pm
Andrew EisenNor I. From a content producer's perspective, almost every change Google implements makes the service more cumbersome to use. It's why I set up a Facebook fan page in the first place; it was becoming too difficult to connect with my viewers on YouTube.07/24/2014 - 4:50pm
Sleakerwonder if anyone is going to try and compete with google, I'm not a huge fan of the way they manage their video services.07/24/2014 - 4:41pm
 

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