Who cares if the Halo video games glorify violence, death, blood, guts and destruction. Everyone knows that Angels have 'Halos' so there has to be a Biblical message in there somewhere. So with that in mind, we are proud to announce the creation of the Halo Bible Study.
According to the creator of this relevant and fresh approach to the scriptures:
"What better way to get kids’ (and your pastor’s) attention away from the XBox and into the Bible than to frame Scripture in the context of everyone’s favorite first-person sci-fi extremely violent blood explosion extraordinaire?*
The first section of this study goes into the Master Chief not only as a hero, but as a “type” of Christ. A man who lives his life only to surrender it if necessary to defend the weak and helpless, and guided by Cortana (who might be a little like the Holy Spirit), he spends all his time pursuing excellence. When offered the opportunity to destroy all life instead of letting evil spread, he opts to destroy the evil, even if it will cost him his own life. You can’t get more Christlike than that?
The second section discusses the zeal of the Covenant–a religious cult that wants to make over all of its constituent races into one homogenous group. Of particular interest is the fact that in their zeal for “enlightenment,” they may accidentally destroy the entire galaxy and kill everyone in it. Highlighted are the virtues of moderation, tolerance, and inclusiveness."
Ah yes, there is no better place to learn about the virtues of self-sacrifice, moderation, tolerance and inclusiveness than the Halo Video Games Series. Christ's love just gushes from every rocket launched, grenade thrown and head-shot via a sniper rifle. They should probably re-name Blood Gulch to Golgotha.