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Extreme positions can be a scary thing, even without a Republican Congress

Posted by direwolff on December 13, 2006

While I’m no fan of intolerance whether right wing or left wing, I’ve been particularly vocal about the right wing version because given our government’s make up over the past 6 years, it seemed that no fundamentalist inspired laws and regulations could be stopped. Didn’t matter how absurd these sounded to any person of reason, with their hooks firmly planted in the minds and pockets of the dominant political party, there was nothing that could be done. What generally bothered me most, is that while in general I have no problems with people who favor the Republican party, there’s been such an overwhelming afront on our rights as citizens, whether this be the rights over our bodies or over our beliefs, led by extremist groups claiming the Republican party as theirs, that it has overshadowed the reasonable positions that many other Constitution-believing (as opposed to Bible preaching) Republicans hold. Well, with our recent change in government dynamics, there’s much to undo in this country, but every now and then I’m reminded that we still live in very divisive times. Tonight while catching up on the news I caught back to back stories that would be downright hilarious if they weren’t so true. Worse of all, they reek of the continued intolerance that the more extreme right wing factions in our country love to foster in the name of Jesus Christ. Don’t these people have enough to do running their own lives without having to worry about running every one else’s lives too? Guess not.

So here, for your reading pleasure, I provide you links to a story on how Soy makes you Gay (oy-vey, can’t believe I’m helping this guy monetize this page with more traffic, but it’s just so absurd that you really need to read this to believe it), and how the people that brought you the book series called Left Behind, have developed a video game where the U.N. Secretary General is the Antichrist surrounded by rock stars and Muslims (ah, I mean people with Muslim sounding names ;). Oh yeah, and the Antichrist’s team can never win. Nice. I wonder if the Republican Congress would have taken this up in a session on dangerous video games?

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2 Responses to “Extreme positions can be a scary thing, even without a Republican Congress”

  1. sjrnyc said

    This statement is posted from an employee of Left Behind Games on behalf of Troy Lyndon, our Chief Executive Officer.

    There has been in incredible amount of MISINFORMATION published in the media and in online blogs here and elsewhere.

    Pacifist Christians and other groups are taking the game material out of context to support their own causes. There is NO “killing in the name of God” and NO “convert or die”. There are NO “negative portrayals of Muslims” and there are NO “points for killing”.

    Please play the game demo for yourself (to at least level 5 of 40) to get an accurate perspective, or listen to what CREDIBLE unbiased experts are saying after reviewing the game at http://www.leftbehindgames.com/pages/controversy.com

    Then, we’d love to hear your feedback as an informed player.

    The reality is that we’re receiving reports everyday of how this game is positively affecting lives by all who play it.

    Thank you for taking the time to be a responsible blogger.

  2. p-air said

    Seems like a reasonable request on the part of the game developers. I’m probably not the best guy to have a crack at it given that I’m neither a big gamer nor a big fan of the Left Behind book series which I purchased to educate myself on those perspectives. However, I honor the game developer’s request above and approved the comment to make sure that others who are more interested see that at least these folks are trying to take a positive approach towards addressing the predicament of a possibly misleading review.

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