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