Last September I wrote a column reviewing the computer video game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces.” Last night an empolyee of the Left Behind corporation left a post taking me to task for my piece. I’m glad they noticed! Check it out and join the conversation.
This column was published on UPI’s Religion and Spiritualiy Forum on September 25, 2006. It also headlined the religion section on UPI’s main page that day.
In Southern California, the marketing empire that has arisen to promote Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins’ wildly successful Left Behind books has found a way to earn money by packaging religious bloodshed as entertainment in the form of a video game due out in November, just in time to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace.
Over the weekend I played a demo version of the forthcoming game. It was, in a word, cheesy. Continue reading