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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

This guy does not speak for me.

So, I ran across this intersting news recently:

A video image released by the computer game’s creator showing an injured man may not appear to be graphic, but you may change your mind once you know who it is. It’s the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

The new game, not yet released, is giving a voice to the atheist community, that’s according to the game’s creator, a University of Virginia graduate student. He wouldn’t release his name, for fear of his safety.

“Atheists have never really had anything to speak for them like this. It’s the general atheist premise that the world might be a better place without some of those religions,” explained the creator of the game.

The object of the game is to stop the spread of Christianity and Islam by murdering Abraham and the authors of the Bible, before beheading Muhammad.

For the record, speaking for an awful lot of atheists, I'd just like to say this to the game's maker: buddy, please stop. You're embarrassing us. You're playing into the hands of everyone who wants to label atheists as monsters. We are not about violence, or hate. I support your right to express yourself, but please reconsider whether this is a kind of expression that you want to share with the world.

And to all the Christians and Muslims who may read this: I apologize on behalf of atheists for this. Do not judge us by the actions of one of us.

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