Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Call of Duty Under Religious Fire

All the turmoil in the middle east seems to be overflowing into the world of video games. Shack News has reported that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map 'Favela' and the re-release of 'Favela' in a Modern Warfare 3 DLC has been pulled from normal rotation for a texture "mishap" that quotes the phrase "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty,". This isn't an inflammatory remark in unto itself. However the phrase's location in the level itself has been called into question. Some people apparently found it offensive that Allah was mentioned in a picture frame located in the level's bathroom.

To avoid any backlash from the Muslim community Infinity Ward promptly pulled the level and is scouring the rest of the game for the texture to be patched out in the near future. "We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive," Activision said in a statement. "Please be assured we were unaware of this issue and that there was no intent to offend." Activision also said, "Activision and our development studios are respectful of diverse cultures and religious beliefs, and sensitive to concerns raised by its loyal game players. We thank our fans for bringing this to our attention." and our development studios are respectful of diverse cultures and religious beliefs, and sensitive to concerns raised by its loyal game players. We thank our fans for bringing this to our attention."

Source: Shacknews
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111 Comments on Call of Duty Under Religious Fire

#1
Rahmat Sofyan
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by: TheMailMan78
What about all the offensive things that are said with Christs name in videos games? Devil worshiping and up side down crosses and what not? THATS all ok. No one says anything. Kids getting killed. Servers running on the Sabbath? This is ok? Why does Islam deserve a special pass?
I don't know about that, as far as I know I've never found game that say name or text of Christ explicitly .. did I missed?

As I say this is our Faith, put name of God on wrong place are not allowed, morever to killed :(.
But yeah It just my Opinion.

ahh, I wish have good english than this :(, I want too share about this more friendly dude.
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#2
Capitan Harlock
respect first for everything is a rule in the human beying but its difficult find who respect this rule,guys open your mind and FIRST stop listend shit from news programs on tv on internet and on journal ,you have in front of your nose what usa do for bring things from other country , they are war makers and this excuse of religion for make a war is for lowbrain people ,is like the vietnam war they tell a little boat was attached when this boat dont exist ,like a man was alive when is dead from 25 years ( bin laden) and now they put another shit for lowbrain in a game for bimbiminchia? use your brain and dont become racist for idiocrazy.
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#3
erocker
I don't really think it is appropriate for religious discussion on techpowerup. That's all I'm going to say on the matter.
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#4
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Rahmat Sofyan
Owh sorry, I'm not try too telling you.. I'm just share an info of our faith and that's maybe Activision and Infinity ward do this cause this concern about faith of one religion.
for sure I don't know what all behind this, maybe a terroris call to boot of them :D, just a joke dude.

I don't know dude, it just my opinion and I'm a muslim and I'm share just how far I know.
and I never say that's offesinve, that's just not inappropriate in our faith :)

Yeah everybody are free as long they responsible for what they doing, 100% agreed with you, but I guess you have a faith too don't you..and I believe no body who have faith want to see some body try to screw it. :)
No just my view is all. To tell you the truth I am never offended at any thing depicting my GOD. Have you seen Family Guy? They even have my Savior Jesus Christ walking around joking and doing silly things. I Have never been offended, I guess because I am secure in my faith and words or depictions can NEVER change that. Faith of a mustard seed my friend can move mountains. I say put what you want in any game you want, I will Never be offended.
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#5
TheMailMan78
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by: Rahmat Sofyan
I don't know about that, as far as I know I've never found game that say name or text of Christ explicitly .. did I missed?

As I say this is our Faith, put name of God on wrong place are not allowed, morever to killed :(.
But yeah It just my Opinion.

ahh, I wish have good english than this :(, I want too share about this more friendly dude.
lol no problem man. You are doing fine.

I cannot tell you how many times Ive seen the cross and Jesus used inappropriately. Nevermind the hurting of children which is a BIG NO NO in both Islam and Christianity.

Activision needs to make a choice now. Please EVERYONE or just one.
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#6
Benetanegia
by: TheMailMan78
Please EVERYONE or just one.
Easy one, please everyone: stop making COD.
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#7
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Benetanegia
Easy one, please everyone: stop making COD.
:laugh: SO MUCH WIN IN THIS QUOTE IT CAN ONLY BE MEASURED WITH A QUANTUM EQUATION!
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#8
D4S4
by: Benetanegia
Easy one, please everyone: stop making COD.
+1, but

it's not the problem in the makers, the buyers are to blame. just take a look at movie and music industry, same shit everywhere.
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#9
GLD
On another game note. Anyone catch it in the BF3 sp campaign, early on I think, that they say America was built by terrorists, or some schit like that. I don't recall hearing bitching about that, and I found it offensive. just saying.
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#10
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Why is it we have to suffer? If GOD was so offended would GOD not just end it? Please GOD END IT ALL!
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#12
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
GOD is laughing right now. :roll:
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#13
treehouse
by: TheMailMan78
What about all the offensive things that are said with Christs name in videos games? Devil worshiping and up side down crosses and what not? THATS all ok. No one says anything. Kids getting killed. Servers running on the Sabbath? This is ok? Why does Islam deserve a special pass?
maybe the same reason why the average amount of Christians who go to church each week are dropping in numbers (worldwide level) faster than ton of bricks and the amount of muslims who go to mosque are sky rocketing?

or another way, stronger/determined faith?

i say that as an atheist. i agreed with you on most points until you used the fact that Christians don't behave as religiously as Muslims as a counter to the Muslim argument
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#14
treehouse
by: piotrekhc
Allah was Gay anywayz
wow your so cool bro!
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#15
happita
by: trickson
So you miss the point. You DO NOT HAVE TO BUY it! Thing is once a religion or belief is PUSH onto me I tend to PUSH back.
I am sick of some one telling me what I can see what I can write what I can say. Get over it! I AM FREE!!!!! Free to write whatever I want say what I want do what I want. If that is offensive to you LOOK AWAY! Walk away, Don't buy it. That is the point. This is about how one religion is PUSHING there beliefs onto me through my games NOW!!!?
If we met at a bar, the night wouldn't end well for either of us. If you come at me spitting out hate speech about whatever race or religion that I happen to be apart of, I'm going to go through the 3-step calmdown program with you. 1st time, I ask nicely for the person to stop. 2nd time, I ask again nicely for the person to stop. 3rd time, I become intimidating, almost provoking in a sense that I let you know that I will fight for my race/religion. I am free to write/say/do whatever I want as well. Just be sure to accept any consequences of the actions you take.

I don't think something of this nature can be called an "accident". On any given COD game, I could only IMAGINE how many people put their time into making a game of such large proportions. In ALL of those people, you tell me nobody who worked on that game KNEW what they were doing when they put that tasteless text/image in the bathroom? I don't know.
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#16
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: treehouse
maybe the same reason why the average amount of Christians who go to church each week are dropping in numbers (worldwide level) faster than ton of bricks and the amount of muslims who go to mosque are sky rocketing?

or another way, stronger/determined faith?

i say that as an atheist. i agreed with you on most points until you used the fact that Christians don't behave as religiously as Muslims as a counter to the Muslim argument
Because GOD doesn't need a special home for me to worship in.
Religion has no place here. No one can CHANGE what any one believes ever. This is about a stupid game that had some stupid word that to me is undecipherable at best and some one whom knows what that symbol means may get all butt hurt. GOD is so laughing at us all right now. :laugh::roll:

:slap: Wake the FUCK UP PEOPLE!
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#17
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: treehouse
maybe the same reason why the average amount of Christians who go to church each week are dropping in numbers (worldwide level) faster than ton of bricks and the amount of muslims who go to mosque are sky rocketing?

or another way, stronger/determined faith?

i say that as an atheist. i agreed with you on most points until you used the fact that Christians don't behave as religiously as Muslims as a counter to the Muslim argument
Not sure what you are saying here. Please elaborate.
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#18
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: happita
If we met at a bar, the night wouldn't end well for either of us. If you come at me spitting out hate speech about whatever race or religion that I happen to be apart of, I'm going to go through the 3-step calmdown program with you. 1st time, I ask nicely for the person to stop. 2nd time, I ask again nicely for the person to stop. 3rd time, I become intimidating, almost provoking in a sense that I let you know that I will fight for my race/religion. I am free to write/say/do whatever I want as well. Just be sure to accept any consequences of the actions you take.
I would never come at any one spewing hate at them to them or about there GOD. SO yeah it would be a long nigh of video games maybe but it would not end in a WAR. At least I would hope not. :toast:
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#19
largon
Oh, the drama...
I'm glad I have one category less of things to possibly get upset about.
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#20
treehouse
by: TheMailMan78
Not sure what you are saying here. Please elaborate.
unfortunately i cant put this in a better worded way then what i have already wrote but i will have a go.

basically what am trying to say is that you cant use the fact that christians dont go all crazy when their religion is made fun off as a counter to the fact that muslims do.

it is wrong that a minority of muslims go crazy when their religion is made fun off BUT it is wrong because common sense tells us so. the fact that christian fundamentalists are hardly heard off should not dictate the righteousness/wrongness of muslim fundamentalists.

apologies if that does not make sense.

on a slightly different note- thank god am an atheist ;)
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#21
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: treehouse
unfortunately i cant put this in a better worded way then what i have already wrote but i will have a go.

basically what am trying to say is that you cant use the fact that christians dont go all crazy when their religion is made fun off as a counter to the fact that muslims do.

it is wrong that a minority of muslims go crazy when their religion is made fun off BUT it is wrong because common sense tells us so. the fact that christian fundamentalists are hardly heard off should not dictate the righteousness/wrongness of muslim fundamentalists.

apologies if that does not make sense.

on a slightly different note- thank god am an atheist ;)
Nor should any one dictate what is right or wrong for free people to see or hear.
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#22
Rahmat Sofyan
Yeah this is just game everybody :)...

I'm not trying to compare my religion to the other, I'm just share an info that maybe the reason why IW and Activision do that reaction.

and I'm so sorry if my word not in the place.

btw I've all call of duty series :).
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#23
D4S4
by: treehouse
maybe the same reason why the average amount of Christians who go to church each week are dropping in numbers (worldwide level) faster than ton of bricks and the amount of muslims who go to mosque are sky rocketing?

or another way, stronger/determined faith?

i say that as an atheist. i agreed with you on most points until you used the fact that Christians don't behave as religiously as Muslims as a counter to the Muslim argument
he has a point there. muslims behave like fucking fanatics. muslim minority wants to build a mosque in europe? everything's cool. christian minority want to build a church in (i forgot where, some hc islamic country, i read about it in the papers recently... brain fart)? BURN THEM!!!

then i read about how some poor girl's life hangs by the thread because some asshole planted her some burnt quran pages and this is all known, everyone knows he planted those pages yet they were still deciding to kill her or not? WHAT? :twitch: i would shoot that cunt between the eyes personally for endangering her life by framing her for something that can get you executed there, but nooo, he got a free pass.

and jihad, take a look at crusades and see where "holy war" got the europe.


EDIT: i do realize that there are muslims with something other than rocks in their heads but general muslim attitude has to change. eg. islam forbade eating pigs not because they are dirty but because you waste a lot of wheat and water to grow a decent pig that you could've used to feed the people. today, these resources are abundant and this tradition is obsolete. i'm not saying that you really should start eating bacon because you can, i'm trying to point out that when islam was established the world was a very different place and many rules made sense then are a complete nonsense today. everything must adapt in order to survive.
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#24
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: D4S4
he has a point there. muslims behave like fucking fanatics. muslim minority wants to build a mosque in europe? everything's cool. christian minority want to build a church in (i forgot where, some hc islamic country, i read about it in the papers recently... brain fart)? BURN THEM!!!

then i read about how some poor girl's life hangs by the thread because some asshole planted her some burnt quran pages and this is all known, everyone knows he planted those pages yet they were still deciding to kill her or not? WHAT? :twitch: i would shoot that cunt between the eyes personally for endangering her life by framing her for something that can get you executed there, but nooo, he got a free pass.

and jihad, take a look at crusades and see where "holy war" got the europe.
Play nice this thread will get closed fast. This is about a game. Now God is laughing!
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#25
sergionography
by: treehouse
maybe the same reason why the average amount of Christians who go to church each week are dropping in numbers (worldwide level) faster than ton of bricks and the amount of muslims who go to mosque are sky rocketing?

or another way, stronger/determined faith?

i say that as an atheist. i agreed with you on most points until you used the fact that Christians don't behave as religiously as Muslims as a counter to the Muslim argument
+1
Im muslim myself, and I sure do not appreciate this, and if it was a cross instead of this frame I wouldnt appreciate it either. however I sure wont go out of my way to defend christianity because its not my faith, thats up to christians to do and I sure wont blame them if they do(offcourse aslong as its in good manners and without crossing anyone elses boundaries just like this video).
its funny all i see in this thread is question marks, now to clear things up for people to maybe understand is that us muslims feel stronger about our religion than race/culture/nationality so when you offend our religion its like offending an african person about his color, now whether you find this ridiculous or not is up to you, but thats how strong we feel about islam, therefore comparing us with other religions probably isnt a fair comparison


on another note im studying digital design/video game modeling and i know very well how much work is put in to design models for games, so i hardly think it was an accident designing the frame, however unless this is the only place its found in the game(which i hightly doubt) then we can say its intentional, otherwise its probably just randomly placed in there from the cod library.
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