Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by fathoms 956d ago | opinion piece

Is A Religious Act In Video Games Even An "Act" At All?

After all that Bioshock Infinite ruckus concerning an offended Christian gamer, we just have to ask- Is anything in a video game an "act?" It's...not real. (BioShock: Infinite, Culture)

DragonKnight  +   957d ago
The problem is that this is just like that small group of Muslim gamers that demanded that song from LBP be removed or the frame over the toilet with the Islamic Scripture written in it, or any kind of religious reference in games. It's normally a small group of people who are fundamentalists and taking their religion very seriously.

Here's the kicker though. They have no problem with fictional killing. In any religion, unless it specifically centers around death, unnecessary killing (or in some cases killing at all even in self-defense) is wrong. The question I pose is how can you be fine with one affront to religious laws and claim another action is blasphemous? Would not God be just as upset over the theme of indiscriminate killing as He would over a fictional, yet symbolically blasphemous, Baptismal?

I was raised Catholic but I don't follow mainstream religion. I have my own beliefs and they tell me that an omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient being would have concerns of a far greater nature than what's happening in a video game. I just find it hypocritical to condone an act specifically prohibited by the 10 Commandments, and decry an act that is only blasphemous on an individual basis.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Mario Kart Series Evolution

38m ago - The Mario Kart series is one of the most iconic video game series on Nintendo platforms. It start... | Nintendo DS

Top 5 Liberating Video Game Heroes

39m ago - Some video games have players aimlessly wandering around looking for quests, shooting anything th... | Culture

Blu-ray And DVD Highlights for November 2015

Now - With the spooky month of October all but ritualistically murdered and buried in a haunted house sitting a top an ancient Indian burial ground under... | Promoted post

Just Cause 3 review | EGM

59m ago - Just Cause 3 lives up to the series’ standard of high quality explosiveness by exhibiting just ho... | PC

Just Cause 3 Review | XBA

59m ago - Predictably enjoyable, Just Cause 3 is as big and ballsy as its forebear, but doesn't push the en... | Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 review | GamesRadar

59m ago - A chaotic action romp, tragically let down by repetition and padding. There's fun to be had, but... | PC