Imagine: you are a foot soldier in a paramilitary group whose purpose is to remake America as a Christian theocracy, and establish its worldly vision of the dominion of Christ over all aspects of life. You are issued high-tech military weaponry, and instructed to engage the infidel on the streets of New York City.When I came across this link at Blogsnow I was sure it had to be something on the order of The Onion, but no, it's serious. I don't know what to make of the Talk to Action site, but it isn't hard to discover the real thing.
You are on a mission - both a religious mission and a military mission -- to convert or kill Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, gays, and anyone who advocates the separation of church and state - especially moderate, mainstream Christians. Your mission is "to conduct physical and spiritual warfare"; all who resist must be taken out with extreme prejudice.
[Left Behind Games] is developing products to include the same types of compelling elements that have made interactive games popular for years, and yet offer a less graphic experience to the sexual themes and gratuitous violence currently found in many titles. We plan to make all games visually and kinetically appealing. We anticipate our titles will be classified as both action, strategy and adventure genres, and will likely receive either an "E" rating (appropriate for ages 6 and up) or a "T" rating (appropriate for ages 13 and up).
Descriptive details follow. ("kinetically appealing"?)
This is all the space I aim to use on my blog for this phenomenon.
Maybe I'm some kind of crazy old man, but this enterprise strikes me as obscene.
According to their SiteMeter the Talk to Action people are getting some thirty thousand hits a day.