Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thou Shalt Press Start

     When I was a kid, I, like most kids, played a lot of Nintendo. One of the games my brothers and I had was called "Bible Adventures." We bought it in a Christian bookstore and it was basically three games in one: one that featured David & Goliath, one with baby Moses, and my personal favorite, Noah's Ark.

   The premise for the Noah game was that the Great Flood was coming so, as Noah, you had to personally gather all of the animals and place them inside the ark. How did you accomplish this? By literally lifting the animals over your head and carrying them to the ark's door. You could even carry 4 to 5 animals at a time! I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure the book of Genesis never says anything about Noah having super strength. 

     But whatever! It's all good fun, and like any other video game, that's all it's supposed to be! If parents want their kids to know bible stories, then they should just read them the actual Bible because a game that features Super Noah as well as giant spiders attacking baby Moses is just as biblically educational as something like "The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle" or "Fester's Quest."

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