Monday, November 21, 2011

Why All Christians Should Love Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

After reading this blog the other day…I figured what the heck.  So without further ado, here are the top reasons as to why all Christians ought to be as excited as all get-out about Modern Warfare 3:

  1. The soldiers speak culturally relevant language.  Sure, the game is rated “M” for mature, but have you really read the bible recently.? People getting hacked to pieces, Jesus calling the Pharisees “Sons of Snakes!”…I mean the list goes on and on.  Not only that, but the language often spoken by the soldiers is clear and direct, often with a one point message, just like the parables of Jesus.
  2. MW3 offers campaigns in which you and your “brothers” must go into battle together.  Isn’t this what the real world is like?  Our battle may not be against flesh and blood, but having Modern Warfare 3 is an excellent training exercise for the real battle that lingers as soon as we leave the confines of our Christian homes.  And since Jesus commanded us to evangelize, we better get in as much brotherly training as possible.
  3. Unlike the crappy binding on many bibles today, CoD: MW3 comes in a plastic case guaranteed to last a lifetime.  While future gaming consoles will come and go, your purchase of MW3 is pretty much guaranteed to last an eternity...which will always remind you of your assurance of salvation.
  4. MW3 is a surefire guarantee to help you instill better character and grow in the Fruit of the Spirit.  You are guaranteed to be placed into difficult situations where you must “love” those who “kill” your friends (or “brothers”), you will experience joy in victory, and will ultimately be put to the test in maintaining self-control.
  5. Like #2 above, our beloved US soldiers always fight “for God and Country”.  Again, this is excellent training for real life.  We should all be putting God first in our lives, and the campaigns offered in MW3 provide excellent insight as to how we can all be putting God first in our lives, even when suffering through the most extreme circumstances possible.
All in all, I’m at least 17% convinced that playing CoD: MW3 is as good or better than reading the Bible itself.  After I engage in some more intense gameplay, there’s at least a 50-50 chance that percentage will go up.  It may not appeal to the masses, but neither does the KJV.  Yet every home has a copy of a KJV somewhere, and CoD: MW3 ought to be sitting directly beside it for generations to come.