Electronic Arts Confuses Christ with Moses

Lordy it's marketing madness.

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Jesus somehow got hold of the 10 Commandments.
Jesus somehow got hold of the 10 Commandments.
Not content with generating religious-based marketing for Dante's Inferno, Electronic Arts has now managed to confuse Jesus Christ with Moses thus managing to use two of the major figures in Christianity, Judaism and Islam to flog The Sims 3.

We've looked at the press pix sent out accompany this: "The Ten Commandments Rewritten have been hand carved into two stone tablets (as referred to in the Bible when they were given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai) and will be offered to the Houses of Parliament this week as a benchmark of public opinion about the standards that we should all live by today."

And the clever Sims marketing folk have gone and swapped Jesus for Moses. In case you've not kept up with the episode guides Moses apparently died about 1,400 years before Jesus was born on Xmas day. It's therefore possible that in (a) stating that it's possible to re-write the word of God, EA might be showing itself to be just the tiniest bit arrogant (b) confusing Jesus and Moses (both major characters in the tales of Judaism, Islam and Christianity), the marketing could generate a teensy bit of backlash.

Then again... when selling a game, there's only one thing worse than generating attention, and that's not generating attention.

If inclined, you can read the full release here.


DoctorDee 8 Jun 2009 16:08
How can you tell that it's Jebus and not Mobes? Surely they were both hippy looking dudes, and without a name plaque - pretty indistinguishable?

As for "only six per cent of British adults and children can recite all ten from memory". ONLY. ONLY?!?!!? That's an incredibly high number, when one considers that even religious people can't seem to agree on an "official" 10 commandments.

And rule 10: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s goods" is clearly two rules joined into one in an attempt not to appear to class thy neighbour's wife as part of his general "stuff".

It is sad that Christianity and other popular forms of superstition could not manage the same concision as the authors of Bill and Ted, who managed to boil things down to the perfectly acceptable "Be excellent to each other".
PreciousRoi 8 Jun 2009 16:33
Actually the one that is separate is his house...his wife, manservant, maidservant, ox, ass, etc... are the ones that are lumped together in the second one...

El wrote:
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour's.

The reason for this, as far as I can reason, is the following...the house, being real estate has the most true and lasting value, while wives, servants, livestock, and other goods are merely chattel. Of course what with the decline of the housing market the ass begins to look like a more solid long term investment.

Also the bearded hippie (actually I lean more toward the rebel leader theory) did replace the Ten with Two, the Second (and most often forgotten by its alleged practitioners) of which is damn close to "Be excellent to each other"...Also, you left out the Second of Bill and Ted's Fairly Strong Suggestions..."Party On, Dudes!"
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