“Faith Fighter” game unites religions in outrage
Representatives of several major religions have called for a game by radical developers Molleindustria to be removed from the internet because it is “deeply provocative” and “disrespectful”.
Faith Fighter is a punch-up game for one or two players which involves bouts between Jesus, Mohammed, Ganesh, Buddha, Budai, and God Himself. According to its developers,
Faith Fighter is the ultimate fighting game for these dark times. Choose your belief and kick the shit out of your enemies. Give vent to your intolerance! Religious hate has never been so much fun.
Douglas Miller, pastor of the Link Church in Birmingham:
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.
A spokesman for the Leicester-based Federation of Muslim Organisations:
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.
And Brian Appleyard called it “an offensive, futile project”.
Has it occurred to any of them not to play it?
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