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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christians Spreading the Good News

Wal Mart offers a new video game just perfect for teenaged Christians: Left Behind Eternal Forces, in which good Christians have been taken up into heaven for the Rapture, leaving all the sin-filled, non Christians to deal with the aftermath of the Apocalypse. Of course, prior to that ascension, the true believers are battling the nonbelievers (oops, I meant, Christians are spreading the good news of Christ) – it’s a game of conversion. And as a good Christian, you lose “spirit points” if you kill, rather than convert, a non Believer. Regardless, reports say the game is quite violent and breeds hate and prejudice.

Wal Mart has been a bastion of free speech and consumer choice in the past. This is the chain that has refused to carry a variety of different music CDs by Marilyn Manson, Snoop Doggy Dog, and that in-the-closet gang-banger, Sheryl Crow. The chain is currently turning a deaf ear (or perhaps the other cheek?) to the concerns over this game.

Of course Wal Mart should carry this despicable game – especially right now during this season of love and hope in which the Christian world celebrates the birth of the Prince of Peace. And Wal Mart should also stock their CD bins with rap tunes and their book shelves with erotica. But they are about “community standards” and apparently, the communities Wal Mart caters to are perfectly amendable to violence and hatred, as long as it’s wrapped up in a Jesus banner.

Hmmm... WWJD?

7 Comments:

Blogger /t. said...

possibly
the richest
family on earth,
the waltons seem to me
to be more about everything wrapped up in a dollar bill -- let's hear it for them born again bucks

/t.

December 12, 2006 8:57 AM  
Blogger disguised said...

The local Watchtower representatives came to my door the otherday--apparently disregarding the "No Soliciting" sign on the gate. I asked the two older men if they understood that prosthelitizing is a form of soliciting--they are just trying to sell me an idea rather than a product." They turned around and left--quickly--no argument.

December 12, 2006 9:05 AM  
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December 12, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

I heard Walmart is doing away with layaway. And also I will have not one, not two, not three, but 4 Walmarts in my area.

December 12, 2006 5:34 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

the idea of creating a left behind video game is so weirdly ill conceived i dont know where to start. is the rapture something that is actually in the bible? where does that come from? anyway, id rather get left behind with snoop and the boys. i hear the grass is better on earth. grrhererha

/grrr

December 13, 2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

damn i missed the karaoke party!

/grrr

December 13, 2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Relax Dawg, ain't gonna be no Rapture the way most fundies see it--ain't scriptural. The whole discussion is silly anyhow--fer some folks, NOW, today is their "rapture" so doan put off gettin' cozy wif' God the Father.

Yeah Bird, Wal-Mart is ain't supportin' "community standrds" wif this game--sound hideous.

December 16, 2006 10:45 AM  

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