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 rforh.com 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.

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