Halo 3 brings us closer to God. We're always screaming, "Jesus, I can't believe that noob blowed me up," and "Oh, God, not another jerk with a gravity hammer," but now according to the New York Times, legitimate churches all over the country are following the lead of TheFeed's sinister Satanic coven and using Halo 3 to lure impressionable young people in to teach 'em about about the Big Baby J.
Never mind that Halo 3 doesn't involve turning the other cheek toward enemies, it's rated M, and the irony of the fact that the game's enemies are religious zealots from outer space; all that doesn't matter when it comes to getting butts in the pews. John Robison, a pastor at an Albuquerque church, said "We’re using it as a tool to be relatable and relevant."
So clean-cut young people are packing church basements and spending hours virtually slaughtering each other with bazookas, then, afterward, listening to the good word about the Prince of Peace. It's all very Christian.
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