Video Game Violence vs. the Bible

Someone sent me a link the other day to a profile of anti-videogame nutcase Jack Thompson that contained the following quote attributed to Thompson,

The Bible doesn’t promote killing innocent people. Grand Theft Auto does.

This quote appears in a number of profiles/attacks on Thompson, but I haven’t been able to track it back to its source, so I have no idea if it is accurate or not. Regardless, it is an interesting observation, and one that is completely false — at least on the Bible side of things.

Consider, for example, Psalm 137, which laments the destruction of Jerusalem and proposes an interesting form of revenge, (emphasis added)

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem;
who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Someone really needs to make a Half-Life or Unreal Tournament mod depicting that.

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