Fear Of Whales

Tales of a reluctant minister

They're Making Christian WOW

with 4 comments

World of Warcraft (WOW) is a massive online game made by blizzard entertainment. It has absolutely revolutionized the genre of Online RPG gaming and perhaps gaming itself. So much so that we Christians decided we needed to get in on the action by creating one of our own!

Yes you heard right. WOW is fun, safe, and not explicitly Christian, and that just won’t do! “The Bible Online: Heroes” however will finally provide Christian nerds with an MMORPG that they can play without having to learn to relate with to all of those pesky…normal nerds.

Am I the only person who is really offended by this?

I feel like:

First they came for our secular books, I stayed silent, because it happened 100 years before I was born,

And then they came for our secular music, and I stayed silent because when I tried to say anything people just told me that I “don’t get it”

Then they came for our secular clothing, and that one really kinda ticked me off but it was like, what was I going to do? Endorse the regular clothing industry?

They’ve come for our bumper stickers, and Our coffee shops and out breath mints (seriously)

And Now they’re here for our awesome computer games that don’t take place in bible times and I fear it’s too late

It’s not okay people!

It was never okay. The entire dichotomy, the whole separation of the sacred and the secular is heresy!

I’m not using sensational language either. The book of Colossians was written to combat the heretical notion of the Gnostics that there was the material, and the spiritual realm, and the Material was bad, while the spiritual was good. The bible says no, Jesus was both, deal with it!

I really do think that’s the problem. I think we have Christians walking around today who are really Gnostics.

Wikipedia defines Gnostics as believing in “esoteric knowledge through which the spiritual elements of humanity are reminded of their true origins within the superior Godhead, being thus permitted to escape materiality” In other words they think they’re better off because they know something the rest of us don’t. And this knowledge of theirs is going to help their spirits fly away from everybody who doesn’t believe forever.

Does that sound like what you believe?

Because it’s in direct opposition to the teachings of Christianity.

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Written by RyanGaffney

September 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Nice post!

    Who exactly are the Christians going to fight in this game and how will they do it? It seems like this game itself might make some big theological mistakes besides the one’s it’s saying about the “sacred” and the “secular” which you have mentioned.

    Andy

    September 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

    • I think you play as the Hebrews and fight the Canaanites and such. That seems like a reasonable single player campaign, I don’t know how it’s supposed to become massively multiplayer

      ryangaffney

      September 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    • didn’t they have a game like this a few years back, called “the Crusades”?…
      lol

      jonathan ditmer

      October 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm

  2. […] essentially the same as dating, or the same as engagement, only more Christiany… Please refer to This Post, on how changing things to make them Christian is an ancient […]


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