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Christian Video Games Offer Wholesome Action
Posted: 24 August 2005 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Now this I find extremley funny!!! 

Aug. 17, 2005— With all the raunchiness and violence in mainstream video games, a group of Christian businessmen hears a call to provide a more wholesome alternative.

The Christian Game Developers Foundation held a conference in Portland, Ore., last month to create games with a different mission.

“I think the majority of gamers out there just want to play a great game,” said the group’s leader, Ralph Bagley. “They don’t really necessarily need intestines hanging on a doorknob.”

Bagley said wealthy Christian investors are planning to bankroll a slew of new Christian games to compete with their raunchier rivals.

In one game, “Catechumen,” players use a sword to convert Roman soldiers to Christianity to the cries of “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” In “The Bible Game,” players race across the parted Red Sea to battle Goliath with a slingshot.

In “Rebel Planet,” users explore the world before the great flood. And coming soon is a “Left Behind” video game based on the popular Christian book series and film.

Read more… http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Beliefs/story?id=1042784&page=1

But isn’t the bible, when read properly, alot more horrific then any game out there????

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Posted: 24 August 2005 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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“In one game,

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Posted: 24 August 2005 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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One of these day you’ll figure out that people aren’t interested in your Bible-Bashing Stephen. smile

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Posted: 24 August 2005 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well, thanks for your opinion Chary….......Im not bashing the bible…..Im just being honest….
They are chasing Goliath with a sling shot….prob. minus the blood and guts…..I personally don’t see a big difference…....Or trying to force the Romans to convert to their way of thinking by chasing them with swords???  Com’on now…......

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Posted: 24 August 2005 03:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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According to researchers Jessica Nicoll, B.A., and Kevin M. Kieffer, Ph.D., of Saint Leo University, youth who played violent video games for a short time experienced an increase in aggressive behavior following the video game. One study showed participants who played a violent game for less than 10 minutes rate themselves with aggressive traits and aggressive actions shortly after playing. In another study of over 600 8th and 9th graders, the children who spent more time playing violent video games were rated by their teachers as more hostile than other children in the study. The children who played more violent video games had more arguments with authority figures and were more likely to be involved in physical altercations with other students. They also performed more poorly on academic tasks.

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Give me a freak’n break…...Your just nuts…....I play them all the tim annd my freak’n attitude and akedemic skills are just freak’n fine, you, you loser!!!!


Just a joke, lol…........

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The real question is, are the violent games making the kids violent, or do the violent kids simply like violent games?  Gay people watch gay porn, but that doesn’t cause them to be gay!  Also, sports can bring out the same kind of aggressiveness in adults and children; maybe we should cut P.E.?

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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He makes a gooood point…...the last thing we want is aggressivness out of kids in foot ball.

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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i have heard that lack of agression in todays youth is an endimic problem for the army.
one sargent said something like “we won the war (II) because they played socer and we played football.”

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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buba - 24 August 2005 09:24 PM

i have heard that lack of agression in todays youth is an endimic problem for the army.
one sargent said something like “we won the war (II) because they played socer and we played football.”

How sad!

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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cheer up, citizen. we can have those recruits play a few holy games and they will get fired right up.

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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buba - 24 August 2005 09:45 PM

cheer up, citizen. we can have those recruits play a few holy games and they will get fired right up.

That’s a good idea.  I think we need to go back to crusader outfits, too; the soldiers would feel even cooler.

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