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Old 12-10-2006, 09:05 PM   #61
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Translate Allah, and you get "God"

just because they fight for "God" doesnt mean they are Christians

real Christians have a true relationship with Jesus Christ...and they live according to His Word
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Translate Allah and you get god. So maybe a lot of the people fighting under 'allah' are actually fighting under god and ARE ACTUALLY CHRISTIANS

That is the most far fetched stretching argument i've ever seen in my life.

But then Allah and god ARE the same "person" as we all know, so TECHNICALLY when people bomb things in the name of god and allah its the same person. So reeeeeeaslly, your god is involved in every religious bombing. Disgraceful
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Translate Allah, and you get "God"

just because they fight for "God" doesnt mean they are Christians

real Christians have a true relationship with Jesus Christ...and they live according to His Word

just don't walk around thinking that there aren't Christian terrorists, or that people aren't terrorized by Christians.

that's all.
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Translate Allah, and you get "God"

just because they fight for "God" doesnt mean they are Christians

real Christians have a true relationship with Jesus Christ...and they live according to His Word
Do you know how ridiculous this sounds in context?
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OK guys, I think that's enough objections to get the point across.

Once again though, this thread is straying pretty far off-course--as Kieran pointed out, the thread topic is the Left Behind game and its appropriateness (or lack of it), not which religion is "really" the most violent.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:27 AM   #66
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The question I'm still trying to figure out is the context of the game -- namely, other than hearing that the game is pretty violent, I'm not sure what violence is perperated by Christians. The thing I gather as most offensive from the game is getting points for converting people -- which may be obnoxious (especially when evaluated in a theological light), but is hardly the same thing as senseless bloodletting. In that light, I don't even know if the title of this thread is appropriate. Do the Christians in the game kill? I know that the setting is Armageddon, so nations are supposedly rising against nations (which may explain the presence of tanks and what not).

If anyone knows, please, enlighten. I haven't read the books and only saw the first film (forced to by my church youth group), which was basically a poorly-written, poorly-executed "conspiracy thriller". No real violence that I can recall.
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Here is the official website for the game; this is a page within the site that briefly describes the game and includes a link to FAQs, some of which touch on the violence issue. To paraphrase, the rationalization appears to be, Yes Christians do kill in this game, however it is justified violence directed at members at the forces of the Antichrist. It's not clear to me from the rather scant descriptions how such members are identified.
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Easy: Everyone you kill, was with the antichrist
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The odd thing that strikes me about this game is the fact you get to play as the Satanic forces.

For something that ostensibly has an evangelical purpose behind it, this option makes it more than a little self-defeating.
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The odd thing that strikes me about this game is the fact you get to play as the Satanic forces.

For something that ostensibly has an evangelical purpose behind it, this option makes it more than a little self-defeating.

An attempt at making the game marketable to other fundamentalists (of the Islamic persuasion).
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But some sects of Islam do believe in the rapture and that Jesus will come back and slay the antichrist. The mujahadeen aren't fighting for what they view as evil, they are simply fighting for Allah's dominion over humanity since we can't live our lives properly unless it's according to his will.
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Did you believe I was actually making a true claim? Or am i missing sarcasm in your voice?
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I picked up on the irony in your statement but I wanted to clarify on the universal values of faith that so many believers, although I must confess that eternal servitude does not strike me as a good place to be.
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Man I TK'd three Christians by accident in MP. Still a great game though. The Jews were getting our Church flag but Skip and I found an empty Willy jeep and loaded it up with dynamite packs jihad-style. They never saw it coming, pure ownage! After that we saw the B-17 overhead dropping Torahs so we had to respawn closer to the Muslims. Luckily they were occupied with the Church flag as well so we snuck round the back and capped the two snipers on top of the mosque - camping bitches.
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