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Is the Far Cry 5 Trailer Offensive? - Thoughts

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So we finally got the Far Cry 5 trailer last friday, and almost instantly the internet is aflutter with offense. I've read everything, from people upset that the villains seem to be a cult based in Christianity, from them being white, and even people being upset that once again backwoods mountain folk are portrayed as being violent, hateful, and evil.

Let's work backwards on this.

 

The last one I can understand. While people that live in these communities that tend to be far removed from big cities, that doesn't make them uneducated or sociopaths. Too often those that have maintained their deep mountain roots are shown to be removed from normal senses of humanity, and I don't think that's fair. If that were the case, we'd see more instances of the Amish rising up with pitchforks, torches, and long beards a-quiver with rage. I completely understand that choosing a folk that are far from central law enforcement and typical societal norms makes more easier reasoning in their decent, but it's starting to get over done.

 

Next, making them white. This one is too easy to yell at people for, so i'll make it short. We've been to other continents, where we gunned down masses of people with different colored skin, because those people were the predominant individuals of that region, or had at least taken that region as their own. Now, we're in America, where, guess what, the people are predominantly white. Also, and the big one here, if you actually watch the trailer, there are other ethnicities present in the cult, so yknow, nice try peeps.

 

Last, the Christianity tones. The cult has been explained to be a Doomsday cult, one of those groups that feels it must begin purging the wicked from this world. We see folks with sinner written on their backs, bound and bloody. A woman is drowned in a mock river baptism, a man's head is used to ring the bell of a church in session. Clearly the cult is using doctrine it has (knowingly or unknowingly) twisted into a form that they feel gives them free reign to bring terror and death to their countryside. For this i'll say this main point: I am a Christian, i've grown up as such, and formed my own ideas and beliefs beyond what I was taught. And foremost, i've learned that not all doctrine is interpreted the same, and that some things in the Bible can be construed in many different ways. What we're seeing here is a (fictional, though not all-together unlikely) group of villains and terrorists that choose to follow a more violent interpretation of the Bible. Similar to Outlast 2, someone probably read something and decided it meant something VERY different. Being offended because they draw from Christianity for form their villains is stupid because no one is saying that Christians are bad, its says THESE people are bad, and are using it as a weapon.

 

Thoughts? Im curious as to what people think :)

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Honestly? I think that some people became far too paranoid and no longer understand what fiction is. It is not racist trailer because it happens to be set in a region with predominately white population. is the hillbilly redneck tired old cliche? Could be, but game needs to exaggerate things.

So should I, a white christian, be upset that there is a game with fictional lunatics located in some god forsaken corner of the world? Of course not, I have better things be upset over. Honestly I think that some people these days have too much free time on their hands.  


 

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People will flip shit at anything these days, and the sad part is that 9 times out of 10 they are getting offended for other people who just think "ok".

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Everyone freaking out: OMG this game offensive, it's pulling at every controversial thing it can think of!

Me:

Everytime I have the opportunity to kill Cultists, I'm a happy man.

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Just now, Cinder Vel said:

@Toki Zensekai
:dafuq:
You monster! Cultist are people too! You are being racist against their perfectly reasonable religion of sacrificing big cityfolk. I can't even...

:rariwat: That was a joke, right?

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2 minutes ago, Cinder Vel said:

@Toki Zensekai
:dafuq:
You monster! Cultist are people too! You are being racist against their perfectly reasonable religion of sacrificing big cityfolk. I can't even...

lol! XD

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@Toki Zensekai

:happy_twi:
Of course it was. You can't be racist against a religion silly...

:twitwitch:

...But maybe I am joking now?


Anyway yeah just messing around. You'll have to wait a bit longer for someone to defend made up cultists. 
 

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political correctness is killing our society because of idiots like sarkeesian using the identity politics card on everything we cant have a fun game without sjws crying bout stupid shit

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 4:15 PM, Cinder Vel said:

@Toki Zensekai

:happy_twi:
Of course it was. You can't be racist against a religion silly...

:twitwitch:

...But maybe I am joking now?


Anyway yeah just messing around. You'll have to wait a bit longer for someone to defend made up cultists. 
 

with political correctness the way it fucking is its a wonder no ones defending made up cults.

i think these people who are easliy offended need to get their heads out of their asses and leave us gamers alone!

 

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