Angry Christians call for video game ban

The BBC reports that officials at Canterbury Cathedral are calling for a computer game to be banned because it shows the building as a backdrop to a battle.

Koch Media’s War On Terror allows players to battle terrorists with a “world strike force”, and features locations throughout the world including the Eiffel Tower, the Brandenburg Gate as well as Canterbury Cathedral.

A spokesman for the cathedral, Christopher Robinson, said:

Having the cathedral as aesthetic wallpaper for violence and hatred isn’t appropriate [...]

The whole point of the church is to preach God’s love to the world and for humans to love each other.

Koch Media have refused to withdraw the game.


12 Responses to “Angry Christians call for video game ban”

  1. martyn says:

    The whole point of the church is to preach God’s love to the world and for humans to love each other.

    Please someone help me, I think my sides have actually split…..

  2. Andy A says:

    The whole point of the church is to preach God’s love to the world and for humans to love each other.

    Is that why an English bishop and 30 of his curates have been more or less stranded in some African country (the planned hospitality having been withdrawn mid-visit) because he supports gays? Yeah, we know about Christian love.

  3. Andy A says:

    The whole point of the church is to preach God’s love to the world and for humans to love each other.

    Is that why an English bishop and 30 of his curates have been more or less stranded in some African country, the planned hospitality having been withdrawn by fellow Christians mid-visit because he supports gays? Yeah, we know about Christian love.

  4. Andy A says:

    Oops, double post. I hit escape in order to make an edit, but obviously not in time. :-(

  5. martyn says:

    I thought you were just reiterating your point ;)

  6. andrew says:

    I’d have thought they’d be busy campaigning against the Da Vinci Code game instead of this. Which apparantly is even worse than the film and book.

  7. Andy Gilmour says:

    I wonder if they bought a copy of the game, then played it to see how Koch had utilised the Cathedral…?

    Just a nice thought, the CoE giving cash to those it perceives as enemies…and can’t you just picture a bunch of bishops (what IS the correct collective noun?) all clustered round a PC shouting out tactics to the one who’s actively trying to waste the (I’m assuming here) Islamic jihadists…?

  8. andrew says:

    a bunch of bishops (what IS the correct collective noun?)

    A bash of bishops?

  9. Pinchbeck says:

    Who do they think give s a fuck?

  10. Bartholomew says:

    So where does this leave T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral?

  11. tom p says:

    They probably didn’t buy it – just got a curate to go and nick it from woolies

  12. Carlton Larsen says:

    The whole point of the church is to preach God’s love to the world and for humans to love each other.

    Unfortunately the nature of the church, it being a very human institution run and often misused by human beings, makes this quote ironic. The fact is that it is also true. Sadly the church all too frequently through history has denied its purpose and been commandeered for many other purposes. When the church does not proclaim God’s forgiveness and love, it becomes an anti-church. Christ’s anger with the Pharisees was mild compared to what he would say to the church run in his name when it promotes any sort of intolerance or hatred. Jesus was notoriously difficult to get along with for religious people.

    Anyone not intimate with the working of the church on the inside may find it interesting that the greatest examples of unforgiveness and retribution are reserved for internal use against renegade or fallen elements. Parish ministers may offend a bishop or denominational president, but they will most certainly pay dearly, and will find forgivenss very difficult if at all possible. Grace is much easier to preach than to practise.