Game Review: Righteously Angry Birds Prevail

FINDING CHRIST IN CULTURE DEPT.–The Angry Birds game app at first seems like any other mindless diversion on your iPhone. A closer look finds that it subtly emphasizes important biblical truths. With the stealing of the eggs Angry Birdsby the pigs, an obvious moral wrong has to be righted. The righteous anger of the birds is then directed against the Levitically unclean green pigs, reminding us of Jesus casting the legion of demons into the herd of swine in Matthew 8:31. In this game though, the pigs don’t wisely drown themselves, but foolishly hide in fortified bunkers, which are systematically demolished by the clever avian disciples. Indeed, it seems  “the very gates of hell” shall not prevail against this flock. The Angry Bird can now rightfully take it’s place with the dove in Christian iconography. (Next week we review The Legend of Zelda: Princess of the Church at Antioch)

About Skippy R

Skippy R is retired after toiling as a scribe for a large denominational newspaper in Texas for about 40 years. He's written for The Wittenburg Door and Beliefnet. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Mrs. Skippy, and leads a Bible study in his home. Mostly spends time running after his grandkids. He is -- what are they calling it now? -- a Jesus follower.
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