Can you honestly say you really give a damn about this … I mean good god (yes pun intended). You know I’m sure the church has far better things to worry about than a game depicting a shoot up in a cathedral, and why now ?
I’m sure there have been many other instances where ‘moral abiquity’ was in question in games and religion
Quote From Cnn:
The Dean of Manchester Cathedral, The Very Revd. Rogers Govender, said Monday the use of the cathedral in the game was “beyond belief.”He said Sony’s product undermined the important work the church did and created an image the church did not want to be connected with.Church officials, who have described Sony’s move as sick and sacrilegious, met Monday to discuss the next steps in the dispute and draw up a letter of demands to be issued to Sony.Church leaders want the game removed from shop shelves or modification of the section of the game to remove the Cathedral interior. They also want an apology from the company for using “realistic photo quality” images of its building without permission. Govender said the church would also seek a donation to be used in its work with young people. He did not specify how much the company would be asked to pay.
Seems to me its just a waste of time and money of both the parties behaves. Its a game people, is it going to effect the number of people going to church, is it really going to corrupt those who play it …. NO, come on people get over it, move on and I dont care.
I just hope this does not fuel the fires already smoldering out there regarding the game industry and the so called moral majority, who beleive I’m incapable of making a sound and rational decision when it comes to what I play on my own time …. / rant over