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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Real violence and fantasy violence

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 9:00 PM (#)

I find it very amusing that the state senator arrested for gun running in California was very vocal about video game violence. That takes some extra audacity - denounce fake "violence" involving pixels and polygons while trafficking illegal weapons that actually kill real people.

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At March 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

Nothing new under the sun where hypocrisy's concerned, as witnessed in the case of "family values" Republicans snared in sex scandals, from Gingrich on down the line to last week's sexual assault arrest of a leading state legislator. That said, I still have to ask what any supposed "born-again" is doing, wasting time on murder games and/or devoting valuable time to watching cinematic mayhem. Chances of a coherent answer: nil. Christlike behavior? Not even close.

At March 31, 2014 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

I play video games because I enjoy playing video games, though I don't have nearly as much time to do that as I did a couple years ago. There's no sin in playing video games.

At April 1, 2014 at 7:11 PM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

And I would never argue against anyone enjoying video games. Personally, I lean toward slasher movies with high body counts--but, then again, I don't pretend to be a Xian. The question is: what draws a pure-living, Christ-emulating "born-again" fella to such entertainment, when you could be studying scripture or (God forbid!) obeying his orders to help the poor, sick, and disadvantaged? WWJD, indeed?

At April 5, 2014 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

Christians are not required to work and study 24/7. The same argument could be applied to blogging, or even following the news.

At April 5, 2014 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

Basically, we're not forbidden to enjoy life.