A local video game company had made a game and realeased it for beta testing and it is getting some complaints from some Hindus along with complaints from Catholic and Jewish leaders. The game took gods from various pantheons (Chinese, Ancient greek, Norse, ancient Egyptian, and 3 Hindu gods) and pits them against each other (note: the game maker made it known he never has any intention of using figures from the abrahamic faiths).
I wasn’t surprised to see some complaints from some Hindus asking that the figures be removed from the game. I was a little surprised to see that some Catholic and Jewish leaders complained.
[quote=Father Charles T. Durante]Respect for religious practice and beliefs is a basic tenet of our land. When using religious images in commercial media basic respect calls for understanding the teachings behind those images. This need is only heightened when using a religion’s supreme images. I would hope that understanding and respect will bring a mutual agreement honoring these Hindu concerns.
The impression that I’m getting from this is that there is some level of respect for just about all religions. Is this the case? If not in general where is the line drawn for when a religion is or is not to be held as respectable?