Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

December 21, 2009 -

Maine’s Christian Civic League is calling for a ban on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The League writes that we live in a time where “the public has been dangerously desensitized to violence,” and that “many find a thrill in participating in violent video games.”   It claims that Modern Warfare 2 goes too far, “even in our own desensitized age,” and specifically calls out the No Russian scene (which it calls the “Massacre Level”) as most offending.

“All decent people should denounce the game,” continues the League, which goes on to suggest that the state of Maine should open debate into banning “these” games completely.

The League then attempts to play up the link between violent videogames and school shootings, and while  Maine has yet to have a school shooting of its own, “the danger is growing each passing day” adds the League.

Videogames are just one manifestation of current social ills however:

The ready availability of drugs, violent video games, and outrageous rock music is a witch's brew which will eventually lead to tragedy here in Maine.

In related League news, the group also accused the owner of a local book store of being a witch and claimed that the store owner cast a spell on the Administrator of the League, Mike Hein, in return for being “outed” as a “practitioner of the occult.”


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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

How would you think these psychos stack up against the parent trash cult?

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

If the book store worker is a practicing witch, then there's nothing those people can do about it anyway. Freedom of religion. They can't make the police do anything, and if they do what they're likely thinking of ,they'll be in prison os fast their heads will spin.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Perhaps its time to start flogging and quartering Jews,Muslims and Christians again...lets get back to the basic religions of the world not these hemisphere gobbling brian washing horde like sects.....nothing beets clanish community by community xenophobia and disdain!



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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Hey now...^^

I'm Roman Catholic, that doesn't mean I think the same as them.

...oh, wait, you were joking!  My bad.

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Oh dear, WHY do these people do this? it really makes it embarrasing to the sane people who are religious!

We end up being lumped in with that crowd like world of darkness fans are getting lumped in with twitards, its all getting rather scary

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Any group of adults that thinks witchcraft is real should not be taken seriously. Ever.

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

I really don't believe that Witchcraft Exists(The puritans really had become bloodthirsty over something in the wheat several centuries ago so, there's your proof that Witchcraft dosen't exist)

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

What can I say to this? The usual. These guys are simply giving out the usual rant. They don't know what they are talking about. They have no research to back their claims up. Ask them to describe "No Russian" and if they say you play a terrorist, then you know they have not been checking for facts and have gotten their facts from rumors about the game. Let's not forget about the fact that they are accusing someone of witchcraft, among other things. Seriously? I mean, even Jackie boy would join us in laughing at this accusation. I myself am laughing while typing this. However, a sobering thought to me as a catholic is that they make up the worst type of "christians" and they give other christians a bad name.

By the way, I haven't seen Valdearg posting on this article. Where is he? I think he would make a post on this.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

I'm here.. I just haven't seen someone make a post I disagree with. The general concensus seems to be "This group is a bunch of idiots." I could add that I think any organization for the progress of religious beliefs is a bunch of idiots, but I'd want to be around for that shit storm, and I have work to do..

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

 I thought so too.  

I can play him if you want and let you know that as a Catholic you subscribe to the same belief system as the group above and dogma/doctrine demands that you support their position.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Name the beliefs, dogmas and doctrines that we share that are an issue. This group is not representative of all christians.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Really, GP? Who the hell cares what this group thinks? Why give it any attention? They have no power to do anything. This is not politics.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Just because a group does not have power now, doesn't mean it can't happen in the future. History can repeat itself sadly sometimes.  Sure, Christianity in general no longer goes around burning witches, pagans, etc at the stake.  However that doesn't mean they can't start up again.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Alas, give some of the biggest crazies (As opposed to the normal Christians) their choice and they would re-start the Burning Times in a heartbeat.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Yeah, there are radical crazies out there, christian, muslim, fill in the blank group.  However, since the article is talking about a christian group and the belief that they are harmless, does not mean they (or another christian group) will remain that way.  In general I think people need someone to blame for all there misfortunes. If all the muslims, athesists, etc died out there would likely be some new target to put the blame on. Maybe for christians, it would be what is the right type of christian?

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

 The call for a ban of a video game via a "grassroots" organization is certainly politics.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Them vid-ee-yuh games and that gosh darn awful "outrageous rock music" is destroying our society!  Also I tend to wonder which music they classify as outrageous rock music...

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Anything faster or more "outrageous" than Elvis, probably. Including Elvis.

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

I haven't heard music blamed for anything in ages.

Remind me to blast some Slayer in my car next time I'm in Maine.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Better yet, Rotting Christ.

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Groups like this are why im not very open about being Christian out of a fear of being grouped with them. Seriously though ? They still believe in witches ?

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

S'alright, I know how you feel. I'm slowly being push away from Methodism, much to my mother's chagrin, but I might as well say I'm Christian...(you know...for the free stuff on X-mas and Easter.  j/k)

But I do agree with you: witches? Really? You know, I wonder if we shout loud enough, they'd be able to hear us, what with them being all the way back there in the late 1600's...

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Fraid so. There are still people who are this insane.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

 The title would have been funnier if the group were also protesting Bayonetta.  I guess you can't have everything.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Give them time, Bayonetta is not out yet.  They probably don't even know it exists yet. Look how long Modern Warfare 2 has been out and they are just now getting around to calling for ban. 

I work part time at a bookstore and we get people who come in all the time and find something they dont like (usually the sexuality, gay sexuality, witchcraft and slightly mature (usually the yaoi) manga) and complain about it say they wont come back because we have that.  The best was a lady who got really vocal about us having a "George Bush Voodoo Doll" from our humor section and said she was never coming back because we had that. Though I guess she was fine with the "Hilliary Clinton Voodoo Doll" that was right next to it.  The lady even tossed the boxat my manager, lol.  Fun times of working retial.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

She'd likely have bought a Barack Obama voodoo doll then went to a cutlery store adn gotten a knife.

But ya, if I were working in a book store and had such people in there, I wouldn't want their business.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Ah, but what would happen if there was a Barack Obama voodoo doll? I think there would be a bunch of Obama lovers who would take it too seriously. That's the thing. People will do things like that no matter what the ideology.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

This group was one of the main ones against gay marriage in Maine. At least they won't be able to blame that for any of societies ills, eh?

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Many Christians would have you believe the mere existience of Gays is destroying society.  Perhaps these people should move to a wholesome place like Iran- supposedly there are no gay people there and its a theocracy...pretty much what these Christian fundamentalists are trying to turn the US into.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

According to too many of them, especially those who believe the foundign fathers advocated "god over country", it already is.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Is this even real or could it be another example of Poe's Law?

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Hehe... good luck with your witch hunt loonies. No no, ignore the haters... keep on entertaining us... please... x-mas is a pretty boring time for us heathens.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

you know, back when i first started coming here years ago, this kinda thing was funny, and a little shocking (that people could still think this way), now, it's just sad.

We need to invent some new type of media so they can all point fingures at that instead.

Brainstorming time people.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

A company expects to have holographic handsets out in a tear or two.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Its almost like religious people/groups are trying to come off as crazy caricatures of themselves.  I almost feel bad for gloating every time religion demonstrates its inherent insanity...

Are we to believe that those who get all pissy about wicca/witches actually believe in magic?

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

What's ironic is that if they witnessed Jesus Christ himself performing miracles, and didn't know it was him, they'd be screaming with craft at him.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

the group also accused the owner of a local book store of being a witch


Ah, but does she weight the same amount as a duck? Quck, somebody get the scales ready!

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

I wonder if she turned the complainant into a newt.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

They did, but he got better.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Now the question is how you tell someone is a Witch or not?

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

BUILD A BRIDGE OUT OF 'ER!!!

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Ah, but can you not also make a bridge out of stone?

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Why do witches burn?

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Be.... because they're... made of wood?

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

it's too bad that he got better

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

Yeah, I'd prefer them as a newt too. At least then they're interesting.

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

She's probably made of wood anyway...

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

LOL about the article, LOL to the group, and LOL about this comment.

Two things, though: 1. Awww, ya beat me to it!

2. IMO, the header image should've been the woman from Python's Holy Grail with the hat and nose on.

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Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

He beat you to it because he's a WITCH!  BURN HIM!

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban, Also Hunts Witches

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