Calls to ban post-rapture game
The Muslim Association of Britain has called for a boycott of the bizarre Christian video game, Left Behind: Eternal Forces.
The game is set in New York after all the good Christians have been vacuumed up into heaven by God in the “rapture”. It is based on the 64-million-selling novels by semi-literate fundamentalists Tim La Haye and Jerry Jenkins.
The “goodies” are the paramilitary Christian Tribulation Force. They are pitted against the Global Community Peacekeepers, an anti-christ army made up of college-trained secularists, devils, and foul-mouthed guitar-weilding rock stars who can drain your spirit with a power chord. The aim is to convert as many baddies as possible by raising their “spirit level”. (No, we are not making this up).
A spokesman for the MAB told The Times:
This game is irresponsible and highly racist. It demonises every other religion which isn’t Christianity. People must boycott this violent game.
Games like this poison the minds of young people.
(The MAB are in favour of religiously-segregated schools).
Terry Sanderson, the new president of the NSS, has also condemned it, but stopped short of calling for a ban:
I think most Muslims and most Christians would recognise that this is crude and despicable hate-mongering and give it a wide berth.
Indeed, the game itself is buggy, boring, and badly designed according to knowledgeable gamers. Brett Todd of Gamespot concludes a scathing review:
there’s nothing remarkable about it–other than the fact that it is a remarkably bad game