It’s not just a game: Assassin’s Creed

Assassin's Creed

Assassin’s Creed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since there are so many young men (not just children)  who are intense gamers, I thought this clip mgiht be of interest to you. As of Feb. 2012, the game Assassin’s Creed has sold over 38 million copies. If you don’t see it in your young person’s possession, they may be playing it online. Read these excerpts and make the time to watch this 9 minute video, and you will see the allure of the game, incredible 3d graphics and action, a storyline to tie the action together, and you will se why the game can be so alluring. Here are a few snippets from the clip below:

It will not be shocking (although still surprising) that a video game attacks the Bible quite openly, and declares that contains lies, and that events such as creation, the parting of the red sea, the turning of water into wine by Jesus, the entire word of God – never happened, that it is a lie. It does so by calling one of the weapons used throughout the game, called a „piece of Eden”, by showing at the end that this weapon is the Bible, that is used to control people. The game implies that everything in the Bible, that we hold to be true is just a lie.

Assassin's Creed: Lineage

Assassin’s Creed: Lineage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The game goes even further, when it shows ancient pictures of Moses holding the „piece of Eden”, and Jesus on the cross holding the „piece of Eden”. Implying thus that Moses and Jesus held to and taught lies (the Bible, or the Word of God). The game implies that Jesus deceived His followers using this weapon.

Does the Bible brainwash people? Romans 15:4 „For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Isaiah 1:18 the Lord said, „Come, let us reason together”. A brainwashed person can’t study, reason, and learn. A brainwashed person doesn’t have the patience and comfort that the Scriptures give, and therefore they don’t have the hope that is found in Jesus Christ.

Now a real shocking part comes when one of the villains is doing physical combat with the Catholic Pope, and the game (Assassin’s Creed 1- see at about the 5th minute in this clip) portrays the pope through dialogue where the Pope’s character calls the Bible a book full of lies.

Just when you thoght it couldn’t get any worse, the game mocks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and later on in the game the main character kills preachers and priests whom he deems are deceived by the „pieces of Eden”, i.e. the Bible.

Then here’s some dialogue from the conclusion of one of the versions:

There is no book to give you the answers, to show you the path. Choose your own way. Do not follow me, or anyone else.

Here now is the clip from the documentary:

This is a scene from the upcoming documentary, „It’s Not Just a Game”. This project is being directed by Carl Kerby Jr and will discuss how the Bible is being portrayed in the world of video games. Please visit for more information and you can sign up for  their newsletter to get sneak peaks from this project.

It’s Not Just a Game: Assassins Creed (Pilot) from Reasons for Hope on Vimeo.

7 comentarii (+add yours?)

  1. tudorvisanmiu
    feb. 08, 2013 @ 09:50:32

    Reblogged this on România de Gaming la nivel semi-obiectiv and commented:
    O viziune conservatoare asupra unui joc video care, desi – fiind un material de divertisment – s-ar vrea „laic”, induce anumite idei prin abordarea unor teme care ar fi trebuit mai degraba omise: in fond, universurile fantastice au toata libertatea de imaginare, dar de ce sa amestece fictiunea lor cu realitatea? Fara asemenea detalii n-avea succes jocul?

    • Delight in Truth
      feb. 08, 2013 @ 19:25:25

      Din nefericire pentru unii (si nu putini) fictiunea din jocuri influenteaza realitatea. Pentru unii (si nu putini) aceste jocuri sunt extrem de ‘addictive’ pana la punctul de a fi un pericol pentru viata unora din ei. Violenta din ele este extrema si foarte grafica, precum sunt si multe scene grafice si murdare la care un crestin autentic nu poate sa participe. Orice joc care glorifica asemenea chestii nu poate a fie acceptat de un crestin.

      Sunteti de acord?

      • rodi
        feb. 08, 2013 @ 20:17:15

        foarte de acord. crede-ma ce am scris la inceput este pentru cei care au tendinta „to dismiss out of hand” orice atentionare despre jocuri electronice si care declara ca pe ei nu ii afecteaza violenta din jocuri ca si cum nici violenta din Hollywood nu-i afecteaza. Eu una nu-i cred. Si nici nu cred ca un om nascut din nou are placere sa se joace astfel de jocuri.

  2. Delight in Truth
    feb. 08, 2013 @ 19:13:25

    Rodi, I was never a „gamer” so imagine my surprise when one evening I hear my roommate at school in the other room yelling from the bottom of his lungs: „DIE! DIE! DIE!” Turns out he was playing Halo and was ‘killing’ an adversary… My first reaction was „dude… calm down…”

    But these people have serious problems with addiction and oppression by this spirit. I say spirit because it is a spirit of slavery to electronic gaming. I know adults who PAY to play these online games for hours.

    These games focus on the occult, witchcraft, violence and gory details that make the stuff in an operating room look like child’s play.

    • rodi
      feb. 08, 2013 @ 20:08:40

      Chris, it’s a given that the violence in these games have an effect on the players, sooner or later. And, I think the violence in the games has been addressed by many different parental councils. Yet, people still tend to dismiss that there is a cause and effect between the two. So, if that’s not bad enough, on top of injecting this violence into their brains, it is now brainwashing them to believe the Bible is a silly book, written by men and dangerous. So in conclusion, the lead character in the game burns a preacher at the stake as he makes his speech that „no one book or person has any answers” and implying that all Bible believers are brainwashed.

      That’s what’s sick about it. Obviously most parents have no idea as to what is in these games. Or they aren’t there when their kids download games from the internet (at least those that allow their kid a computer in their own room). It’s not just the horrible VIOLENCE filling their eyes and heads, but, an attack on Jesus Christ and the word of God. That’s a pretty slick agenda, infusing atheism into kids/adults through something that is supposed to be entertaining.
      But then again, I realize that if someone is going to play a violent video game, they probably will not care much that Jesus Christ or the word of God is attacked. Or would they make some sort of distinction? or even care? I don’t know. My gender gives me a disadvantage on this topic. But, I thought it’s definitely worth sounding the alarm.

      By the way, I wonder if the catholics know that the game contains a character of a Pope who denies the Bible and claims he’s in it just for the money and the power. They use the Pope as a religious authority figure as proof to back up their claim that the Bible is just an old book written by men. The catholics should sue their pants off for slander.

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