Humor Mass We Pray by Jeffrey Miller November 22, 2009 written by Jeffrey Miller November 22, 2009 Pretty funny spoof sent to me by a reader. 4 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Archbishop Vigneron Leads Pro-life Prayer Vigil in Detroit next post Angel Time You may also like Laying on of cell phone November 27, 2007 Soda Pope February 1, 2008 Caged Baby Jesus December 6, 2018 Catholic FInd March 5, 2005 Eye of the Tiber October 6, 2012 The Number of the Comment July 5, 2006 The Al Smith Dinner Mandate August 16, 2012 New St. Blog's Drinking Game March 31, 2003 Microsoft Attack Ad November 11, 2009 Prophetic parody September 21, 2005 4 comments l November 22, 2009 - 5:01 pm … I believe it is an advertisement for a video game by Electronic Arts, Inc. for their Dante’s Inferno. The same company staged a fake “Christian Protest” for the same game when it was launched to get news coverage … So in away I find the image of Catholics and Mass being used in this way a bit disturbing … Quote from news article: http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/06/11/faith-based-bloggers-slam-ea-staging-fake-religious-protest-e3 “At least two faith-based bloggers have raised objections to a fake religious protest staged by Electronic Arts to promote its Dante’s Inferno game at E3 last week in Los Angeles. At GamePolitics reported, about 20 actors carried signs protesting Dante’s Inferno on supposed religious grounds. The signs bore messages like “EA = anti-Christ” and “My high score is in Heaven.” Initial coverage by the Los Angeles Times even reported (incorrectly) that the demonstrators came from a church in Ventura County, California. Margaret Cabaniss of InsideCatholic has taken issue with the religious theme of EA’s publicity stunt: It’s been clear for a while now that the entertainment industry views Christians on the whole as priggish, thin-skinned fun-killers… Has anybody at EA actually read the Inferno? …” Reply Thursday November 22, 2009 - 8:58 pm Yet another reason for me to loathe EA. As a Gamer and a Catholic I am doubly offended by EA’s latest crass gesture. Reply Fr. Maurer November 23, 2009 - 12:50 pm Huh. It seems more of a mockery than a spoof. Reply Aubrey November 24, 2009 - 7:42 pm I thought it was pretty funny, but the kids doing the sign of the cross wrong was a good indication that it wasn’t made by Catholics. The popup ad for Inferno confirmed that. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.