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Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 am
by riderontheclouds
I think we can safely say Jesus would probably not play Grand Theft Auto. But are violent (15-18) video games always sinful? I would argue depictions violence are not in themselves sinful, otherwise the Bible would have to be forbidden. I also don't see anything too objectionable in games like Skyrim or Assassins Creed, though feel free to disagree.

What do you think?

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 pm
by neo-x
I don't think gaming would be Jesus' concern. For that matter, I don't see Jesus playing super Mario bros. either.
I think games are irrelevant when it comes to be sinful.

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:31 pm
by Nessa
I think the real question is..

can video games be evil?

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:11 pm
by neo-x
People can be evil.

"But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them."
Matt 15:18

It's not things that make us evil or bad, it is the other way around.

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:41 pm
by Nessa
Yes, people can be evil and make evil video games.

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:51 am
by LittleHamster
Nessa wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Yes, people can be evil and make evil video games.

We need a game called "JesusVR". You get to walk around preaching and healing people, glorifying God, etc.. But leave out the crucifixion part - way too traumatic.

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:00 am
by RickD
LittleHamster wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:51 am
Nessa wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Yes, people can be evil and make evil video games.

We need a game called "JesusVR". You get to walk around preaching and healing people, glorifying God, etc.. But leave out the crucifixion part - way too traumatic.
Leave out the crucifixion? I suppose you want to pretend Jesus didn't die, too?

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:01 am
by RickD
neo-x wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:11 pm
People can be evil.

"But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them."
Matt 15:18

It's not things that make us evil or bad, it is the other way around.
You mean it's things that make us bad or evil?

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 am
by neo-x
RickD wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:01 am
neo-x wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:11 pm
People can be evil.

"But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them."
Matt 15:18

It's not things that make us evil or bad, it is the other way around.
You mean it's things that make us bad or evil?
I am simply reiterating what the gospel says that it is not that what goes in us that makes us unclean, rather what we make of things within ourselves is what can defile us or in other words make us commit sin.

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:44 am
by B. W.
riderontheclouds wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 am
I think we can safely say Jesus would probably not play Grand Theft Auto. But are violent (15-18) video games always sinful? I would argue depictions violence are not in themselves sinful, otherwise the Bible would have to be forbidden. I also don't see anything too objectionable in games like Skyrim or Assassins Creed, though feel free to disagree.

What do you think?
Look at ... 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Next...

Proverbs 16:17, "The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul." NKJV

There is a link to mass killings and violent video games - first person shooter - games and movies.

So you decide...
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Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:47 am
by RickD
neo-x wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 am
RickD wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:01 am
neo-x wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:11 pm
People can be evil.

"But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them."
Matt 15:18

It's not things that make us evil or bad, it is the other way around.
You mean it's things that make us bad or evil?
I am simply reiterating what the gospel says that it is not that what goes in us that makes us unclean, rather what we make of things within ourselves is what can defile us or in other words make us commit sin.
My joke just failed. You said it's not things that make us evil(1st) or bad(2nd). It's the other way around. The other way around would be bad(1st) or evil(2nd).

Stupid jokes aside, I agree with you:
I am simply reiterating what the gospel says that it is not that what goes in us that makes us unclean, rather what we make of things within ourselves is what can defile us or in other words make us commit sin.
:D

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:30 pm
by LittleHamster
RickD wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:00 am
LittleHamster wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:51 am
Nessa wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Yes, people can be evil and make evil video games.

We need a game called "JesusVR". You get to walk around preaching and healing people, glorifying God, etc.. But leave out the crucifixion part - way too traumatic.
Leave out the crucifixion? I suppose you want to pretend Jesus didn't die, too?
Lol. I was thinking more of the game rating. My kids would freak out getting nailed to some wood. Perhaps there could be an unlockable expansion pack with beheadings, crucifixions, etc.

Re: Are violent video games sinful?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:38 pm
by neo-x
RickD wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:47 am
neo-x wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 am
RickD wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:01 am
neo-x wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:11 pm
People can be evil.

"But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them."
Matt 15:18

It's not things that make us evil or bad, it is the other way around.
You mean it's things that make us bad or evil?
I am simply reiterating what the gospel says that it is not that what goes in us that makes us unclean, rather what we make of things within ourselves is what can defile us or in other words make us commit sin.
My joke just failed. You said it's not things that make us evil(1st) or bad(2nd). It's the other way around. The other way around would be bad(1st) or evil(2nd).

Stupid jokes aside, I agree with you:
I am simply reiterating what the gospel says that it is not that what goes in us that makes us unclean, rather what we make of things within ourselves is what can defile us or in other words make us commit sin.
:D
LOL, horribly failed at getting the joke. :oops: