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Eternal Forces: Religion-Inspired Violence

December 13th, 2006 . by jb

Jesus Vs. SatanIn Left Behind: Eternal Forces, players join the struggle against one-world-government after the rapture.  The object is to kill or convert opposing factions.  This is described as "defensive" and "not contrary to church teachings."  Apparently the game's makers skipped Sunday school on the one day they taught the whole "turn the other cheek/love thine enemies" doctrine.  In the game, players lose "spirit points" for committing murder, but can replenish these points through prayer (just like in real life).  

Not surprisingly, Left Behind: Eternal Forces received a "T" (for teen) rating from the ESRB due to its violent content.  On its website, the company defends the violence:  "Our game includes violence, but excludes blood, decapitation, killing of police officers."  Well, that certainly makes the violence more palatable for the impressionable teeny-boppers, doesn't it?

[Source: USA Today

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