Pat Robertson: Murder In GTA As Sinful As In Real Life
Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network, has never pulled any punches in his religiously based criticism of popular media.
So with Grand Theft Auto V on the horizon it shouldn't come as any surprise that the evangelical host had something over the top to say about video games. As reported by Media Matters, Robertson recently responded to a question about whether or not doing something in a game was the same as committing the actual sin it portrayed. In reference to games like Grand Theft Auto, he remarked:
"If you're murdering somebody in cyberspace in a sense you're performing the act, you like it or not."
This reminds me of a story Ben reported on here about baptism in Bioshock Infinite. It seems some people still can't draw the line between doing something in reality and effecting scenes on a video screen. We've still got a ways to go to advance rational thinking pertaining to video games.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V
8/2/2013 11:08:19 PM David D. Nelson