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Church Uses 'Halo 3' to Attract Teens



Want to find Jesus? Just grab a sniper rifle and some plasma grenades: all over the country, churches are using the recently-released Halo 3 to draw new recruits. And they're drawing a lot of flack for it (no pun intended).

The New York Times spoke to various church leaders, parents, "religious ethicists," and Master Chief-lovin' kids about the issue. The debate essentially boils down to whether you think it's okay to lure kids into church with a game whose premise is "kill everything that moves". Then again, the U.S. Army has been quite unabashedly using military games as a recruiting tool for years, so this doesn't really come as a huge surprise.

"If you want to connect with young teenage boys and drag them into church, free alcohol and pornographic movies would do it," James Tonkowich, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, told the Times. "My own take is you can do better than that."

A fair point. But can he beat Halo on Legenday? Didn't think so.

From the New York Times

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