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Old 05-08-2009, 01:13 PM   #1634
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New Video Game’s Objective: Stop the Spread of Christianity and Islam

Lindsey Ward, WSLS TV: A video image released by the computer game’s creator showing an injured man may
not appear to be graphic, but you may change your mind once
you know who it is. It’s the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The new game, not yet released, is giving a voice to the atheist community, that’s according to the game’s creator, a University of Virginia graduate student. He wouldn’t release his name, for fear of his safety.

“Atheists have never really had anything to speak for them like this. It’s the general atheist premise that the world might be a better place without some of those religions,” explained the
creator of the game.

The object of the game is to stop the spread of Christianity and Islam by murdering Abraham and the authors of the Bible, before beheading Muhammad. “This really just mirrors, you know, a lot of violence that we see,” explained the creator.

Barkley Thompson is a Reverend at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Roanoke. After hearing about the game and seeing its images he says it’s a sign of the times. “I think that the images speak of a culture that as become obsessed with violence, I think that it is true in all demographics, but it seems to me particularly true of younger age groups,” said Thompson.

However, the game’s creator argues the game is not just violent and it has a message to young players, helping them imagine a time when the world’s two largest religions were new and less organized. “It’s the idea of being able to go back in time and sort of nipping the problem in the bud,” said the game’s creator.
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