By Scott Tibbs, October 26, 2012
They are at it again. Proving once again how completely deranged and unhinged they are, the eco-terrorist sympathizers at PETA have issued a fatwa, declaring a jihad against Nintendo for the Pokemon games. That's right. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has once again morphed into People for the Ethical Treatment of Pixels, fighting against "cruelty" against fictional animals in service of the demon Gaia. Does this foolishness know no end?
This is not new. PETA whined pathetically in 2009 about the killing of dogs in one of the Call of Duty first-person shooters. PETA whined pathetically again in 2011, this time about Mario's Tanooki Suit in Super Mario 3D Land. Does PETA not have enough to do advocating for real flesh and blood animals that they need to make utter fools of themselves whining about video games where not one single animal is even inconvenienced, much less harmed?
This is absolutely ridiculous. We still have dog fighting rings in which helpless animals are forced to maim and kill each other for the "entertainment" of depraved perverts in the audience. There are still legitimate concerns about the way animals are treated in so-called "factory farms" and there are still people who abuse their pets. The methods by which animals are killed by the fir industry continue to raise ethical concerns. With all of this going on, PETA/PETP is whining about a Pokemon game? Really?
I cannot believe I have to say this, but Pokemon is not real. Pokemon monsters do not exist, nor do Pokemon trainers. This is complete fiction in every possible sense of the word. Absolutely no animals (or humans for that matter) are harmed in the programming or manufacture of Pokemon games, nor are any animals harmed by people playing the games. In fact, the "animals" in the Pokemon games do not exist in real life - this is not even a video game representation of real animals, like the dogs in Call of Duty.
But see, this has nothing to do with animal rights or animal welfare. If the fools at PETA were legitimately concerned about animal welfare, they would not care about video games. This is about attention whores screaming "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!" This is about getting media attention and having their foolishness blasted around the Internet. Everyone knows that this jihad is a stupid waste of time and that this fatwa is completely meaningless. But the fools at PETA cannot resist the temptation to get headlines, even if they have to make themselves look like deranged lunatics in the process.
But there is something much more sinister happening here, in addition to these fools being a bunch of attention whores. There is literally a demonic edge to the idiocy spewed by PETA. You see, the fools at PETA worship the Earth. This is old-school paganism, with these people bowing to the demon Gaia. Because demon-worship is so deeply embedded in PETA, no Christian should even consider supporting this organization. This is not to say we should not be a good steward of the Earth that God has given us, which includes opposing cruelty to animals. But we must always do so with the attitude that we worship Almighty God, not the rocks and trees and animals that our Father has created.
The Holy Spirit warns us against the blasphemy of PETA in Romans 1:22-25. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.