‘For Honor’ offers engaging gameplay, visceral visual splendor

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When it comes to tone, the graphics of the game are incredibly smooth and realistic, and the violence is gory and gritty without becoming too cartoonish. The soundtrack is fitting and immersive, and it adds to the tense, gritty atmosphere of the game. That’s another thing the game gets right: It has an immersive sense of atmosphere with its chaotic premise and stylish violence.
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The Trouble with Dogma

Two Steps Forward

This view of Christians as morally superior to others is all too common. Native Americans were slaughtered and raped by generations of European settlers. Never mind that they had lived sustainably on the land for millennia; never mind that their retaliatory violence was an attempt to protect their homes; never mind that they could have contributed so much more than maize to the settlers’ lives. They believed in animalistic nature gods and, therefore, were little better than animals themselves. The Crusades were a centuries-long bloodbath borne of the belief that everyone should be Christian. Judeo-Christian values have wrought the fruitless, zero-sum blood feud between Israel and Palestine: complete unwillingness to compromise, bolstered by years of gruesome violence on both sides, backed by each group’s unyielding belief that they are the chosen people.
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