Because Christians and their belief in an invisible sky man must never, ever, ever be offended, forthcoming EA game Dante’s Inferno will have its motto – “Go to Hell” – censored when a commercial for the game runs during the Super Bowl.
In its place will be a new tagline: the far less convincing “Hell awaits.” This lily-livered spot of censorship was the work of the network CBS, which refused to let the “Go to Hell” tag stay in, deeming it to be too controversial. So once again, religion is preciously shielded from any potential offense. Just as a reminder, CBS, it’s now 2010.
Predictably enough, this isn’t the first time that Dante’s Inferno has found itself embroiled in controversy. The “baby-killing” Achievement that will appear in the game was chastised by the International Nanny Association, while EA has been accused of objectifying women in a Dante’s Inferno contest.
The game itself will hit stores on February 9th, two days after the February 7th Super Bowl. Expect much more theist huffing and puffing between now and then.