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Satanic Video Games on the Rise

The Philadelphia Bulletin reports:

Even the most hard-core gamers are sounding the alarm about the rise in the number of satanically-themed video games that target God and Christianity, invite players to make pacts with the devil, and elevate Satan to hero status.

“This has been going on for the last 10 years, but especially in the most recent games,” said Lance Christian, 32, of Alton, Illinois who has been an avid gamer for most of his life.

For instance, in one game, players kill the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael before going on to destroy God. Another game requires players to sell their soul to the devil and rewards them for “killing unbaptized infants.”

All of these games seem to have one central theme - God is the enemy and the devil is the hero. And they do nothing to hide it. One game guide glibly states: “The Judeo-Christian God is portrayed as the prominent villain in the series . . . “
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3 comments:

Matt said...

I never heard of most of the games, however I do have Dragon Age and the artical is less then fair in it's discription.

For one the setting and it's religion has little if anything in common with any real world religious faith.

Second, the game allows the player to make some moral choices. While you can at times do horrible things, you are also able to act as a hero.

Anonymous said...

The writer of this article obviously doesn't play video games, because if he had, then he would have realized that his entire article is an absolute lie. In none of the mentioned games do you assume the role of satan or any of his minions. Im calling shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

the atheist video game
http://www.twitter.com/ejzgames


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