Critical Miss: The GameChurch

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Madara XIII:
My god has no trouble with me playing Devil May Cry!!!

Don't see why he would. It's basically a modern retelling of the Divine Comedy.

I'd become Christian for free beer, as long as I didn't need to be conscious on Sundays

Not only is it Jesus... but apparently it's headset-wearing Big Head Code Buddy Jesus.

Where do I sign? Quick, glasses-wearing goose, give me a pen!

While I agree with their message - namely, God doesn't hate fun and it is possible to be deeply religious without shouting at people for their sins at every waking second - they may have been too forceful with a way to introduce a message to a mostly apathetic crowd. Still, I agree with the principle. And since one of the PA guys is actually devoutly religious (can't remember which one though) I'm not even surprised.

Grey Carter:
Critical Miss: The GameChurch
Video games. Beer. Jesus. What?

If you thought those things couldn't exist in the same sentence, think again.

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Nah, that's easy. See: 'Jesus, all the video games that came out this year suck so much I can't even start playing unless I drink all the beer in the house first!'

Yay! she brought the rat with her.

Yep, Jesus is definitely a gamer :)

It's interesting how people find something like this unusual. I mean, most of my friends that I play games with are people that I've met at church. And we talk about games at church. Not that we don't do regular churchy stuff too, of course.

tobi the good boy:

Madara XIII:
My god has no trouble with me playing Devil May Cry!!!

Don't see why he would. It's basically a modern retelling of the Divine Comedy.

Ummm not really. Sorry but I'm such a DMC nerd. The only reference they give to the Inferno is just Dante and Vergil. That's it. It's basically about Dante stopping his evil Bro from connecting the Human world and the Demon world to obtain their fathers power

See, I knew there was a reason my religion is cool XP

Ahem.

THAT.

Is FUCKING AWESOME.

YuheJi:
It's interesting how people find something like this unusual. I mean, most of my friends that I play games with are people that I've met at church. And we talk about games at church. Not that we don't do regular churchy stuff too, of course.

It's just that there are a few churches out there that make a big deal of violence in video games (NOTE: I did not say "video games" as a whole), and many gamers take that as a sign that God must hate gaming and run with it the other way, also pitting gaming against religion, but from the other side of it. So when those kinds of gamers see something like this, it can seem unusual to them. And then they'll also sit there and make fun of it like it's still somehow wrong.

Again, I say, seriously, guys, grow up.

Grey Carter:
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I don't know if I'd go endorsing them. 2 of the blog posts so far are setting off alarms. That's never a good sign.

And on the third day, God did smite the noobs and verily did he crouch above their corpses saying "Thou has been pwned."

AbstractStream:
And I thought I had heard everything already...I stand corrected.

I think it's time to drink our "punch" there's nothing else left in life you could ever seen,because when you've seen this...you've seen everything.
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oh shit, if that giant paper mache(or whatever its made out of) is real thats like super fuckin creepy

Febel:
These guy's seem alright. No overzealous forcing of it onto people, just good natured drinking and gaming and hey, if you want to accept Jesus into your life then so be it. I'll stick to Atheism though.

That really shouldn't be a problem.
Jesus said himself that you don't need to follow a specific believe system to get into heaven, just be a good person.
So you really shouldn't have anything to worry about either way.

As a devout Christian...

This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. ... Ever.

Someone get this to the Pope. Right now. He needs to see this. He needs to be enlightened to the fact that we can have our religion and our Team Deathmatch in the same room.

Eh, I saw them at Gen Con, and honestly I didn't see the point. They were okay and all, not that I have a problem with them or anything, but how does it affect anything? So there are some Christian gamers. Would that make God's existence any more or less true? Sure, they're more tolerant towards gamers, but let's face it, we're like #12 at best in groups demonized by organized religion? Does this Gamechurch still think that nonbelievers will go to hell? Do they oppose educating students about evolution and global warning? Are they activists against gay marriage and other LGBT rights? Those issues are far more important than a religious believer's hobbies.

Nice idea, always good to see some people changing with the times.

Although I do disagree with their statement. Not to get all smug atheist up in here, but if Jesus were around today he'd probably be in a mental hospital for extreme illusions of grandeur haha.

YuheJi:
It's interesting how people find something like this unusual. I mean, most of my friends that I play games with are people that I've met at church. And we talk about games at church. Not that we don't do regular churchy stuff too, of course.

I know, right? Kinda makes me sad that A.) There are so many dipshits in the news making us all look intolerant and stupid and opening the flood-gates to generalizations. and B.) There are people out there that buy those generalizations.

But, eh. No use letting that annoyance take priority of my feelings toward this comic and the organization. These guys are pretty chill, quite realistic, and they're bringing a positive message at the same time. Plus beer!

[I wonder if they were actually playing Dead Rising 2. If so, holy guacamole that is perfection, right there).

This reminds of the same kind of thing as the Church of England... I.E, perfectly nice natured, slightly eccentric people eschewing serious religious ideals, to just spread the good word and put some love into the world.

I'm as Atheist as anyone, but THIS kind of religion is the one that really can be a force for good in the world.

Reverend Del:
Jesus would be with the people, all of them. He'd not be sat with the Christians in church. I mean he makes the point in the Bible. He says he didn't come to be with the righteous, he came to be with the faithless. He wasn't a big fan of authority and had a less than subtle habit of pissing of pharisees and the like. I can't imagine he'd find modern organised religion any better. We'd soon find out what was right and wrong though. The moment he picked up a controller you'd be able to tell all those self righteous book thumpers that video games were not inherently evil and you can bet he'd enjoy some alcohol with his games. In moderation of course.

Oh yeah @Azure: Change? Sir you've evidently not heard the one about the lightbulb...

How many Christians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Change? CHANGE?! We don't do change.

This. Reading a few fragments of the bible tells me Jesus was a pace and love kind of guy. Fuck, if you tried to base a society around his ideas then you'd have more than a few furious conservative "christians" claiming that you're a dirty socialist bastard.

Wandrecanada:

GeneticallyModifiedDucks:
What's with the bird wearing glasses? I don't get it....

See it's clearly a goose not a bird; but I have to agree with the sentiment. The first thing I noticed was a goose wearing corrective lenses. I can handle a giant bobblehead Jesus playing Dead Rising 2, but I don't know if I can deal with waterfowl sporting eye-wear.

Uuumm...you do know that a goose is a bird, right? I mean, what you said is like saying "clearly that's a dog not a canine" or "that's clearly a toaster not an appliance."
(-_-")

Not being rude, just saying.

Landis963:
What are the six levels of irony there? Let us count the ways.
1. Jesus playing videogames
2. A Theme park mascot playing videogames
3. Jesus as a theme park mascot
4. A church condoning videogames
5. Said church condoning Dead Rising
6. And the doozy, Said jesus-Theme-park-mascot playing Dead Rising 2 with a hilariously awkward partner.

Any others I missed?

I'm not sure if this counts as irony, but Jesus is kind of a zombie in his own way.

*God mode on*

Jesus and Michigan J. Frog both equally as real and both giveaway free beer together you to see them.

Imp Emissary:
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!

People still ask when will Armageddon begin?

Landis963:
What are the six levels of irony there? Let us count the ways.
1. Jesus playing videogames
2. A Theme park mascot playing videogames
3. Jesus as a theme park mascot
4. A church condoning videogames
5. Said church condoning Dead Rising
6. And the doozy, Said jesus-Theme-park-mascot playing Dead Rising 2 with a hilariously awkward partner.

Any others I missed?

Oh I just thought Jesus was being "Big Headed" because he was absolutely...how do you kids say it? 133t pwns?

the real question is, even if he is jesus, can he beat the host if hes on a 2-bar?

Grey Carter:

It feels weird asking this, but... What's with the Goose O.o?!

ultrachicken:
I'm not sure if this counts as irony, but Jesus is kind of a zombie in his own way.

Ha! I was totaly going for that, but then I remembered the "dine of my flesh and blood" part ...so, that would make Christ more like a Vampire O.O?
No, Lazarus was the true original zombie, having risen after rotting-away for four days in a cave at around 40C

Ah, prooof that there are some Christians with good sense out there, and I'm not alone. Halleluja, gamer Jesus!

Heh, a pretty cool thing. I'm no religious type but I have gamer friends who still go to church on Sundays and no one makes any deal of them going or me never going. People like that should do like this group is doing and try to make their casual approach to their religion more accepted as normal and the leaders.

Huh, only just now clocked onto the Silent Comedy reference.
And it makes me so happy.

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