Thursday, June 01, 2006

Left Behind

In penance for the foul language of the post below, I offer up a posting of free advertising for those who walk in the path of Jesus. Namely the company responsible for the zillions-selling 'Left Behind' series. Not satisfied with taking over the publishing world by storm, they have decided on assaulting the beachhead of video games production.

Via Steve Gilliard's The News Blog, I found out about this game due to be released in October of this year: Left Behind: Eternal Forces. (The above images are screenshots from the game.) Talk to Action has some behind the scenes on the power and money behind this video game dedicated to the teachings and glory of the life of Christ:

Imagine: you are a foot soldier in a paramilitary group whose purpose is to remake America as a Christian theocracy, and establish its worldly vision of the dominion of Christ over all aspects of life. You are issued high-tech military weaponry, and instructed to engage the infidel on the streets of New York City. You are on a mission - both a religious mission and a military mission -- to convert or kill Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, gays, and anyone who advocates the separation of church and state - especially moderate, mainstream Christians. Your mission is "to conduct physical and spiritual warfare"; all who resist must be taken out with extreme prejudice. You have never felt so powerful, so driven by a purpose: you are 13 years old. You are playing a real-time strategy video game whose creators are linked to the empire of mega-church pastor Rick Warren, best selling author of The Purpose Driven Life.

Hopefully this free advertising will help me escape the hellish fates awaiting me for my foul language...