UVA student makes game of murdering religous figures


A new videogame being developed by a UVA grad student allows the player to go back in time and stop the spread of two of the world’s major religions by killing its mythical creators, according to WSLS, a TV station in Roanoke.

"Atheists have never really had anything to speak for them like this," the student told WSLS. "It’s the general atheist premise that the world might be a better place without some of those religions."

The object of the game is to stop the spread of Christianity and Islam by murdering Abraham and the authors of the Bible, before beheading Muhammad. No mention is made of Judaism as an intended target, even though Abraham is a central figure in its lore.

While such violence is common to videogames, even Grand Theft Auto IV doesn’t allow players to kill worshiped prophets. The game’s creator opted to remain anonymous, presumably fearing repercussion from religious zealots.