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Violent Video Games

I guess if we're going to teach kids to "kill" in video games, we might as well do it for God?
Story at AlterNet

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twotone
Jul. 21st, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
From the article...
"Thompson cited brain scan studies by Harvard and Indiana University that he claimed illustrate a link between witnessing videogame violence and copycat crimes. "

OH NOES OUR CHRISTIAN TEENAGERS WILL START KILLING UN PEACEKEEPERS

I am just filled with sadness in general. And yet, at the same time, I'm eagerly looking forward to them usurping other popular game formats via Evangelical Christian Dance Dance Revolution, Handsome Christian Anime Hero Square-Enix RPGs, and Christian Su-Doku.
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germsama
Jul. 21st, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. That is so much worse, and more disgusting than anything I've ever seen in any game that's been pegged for influencing youth.
lneef
Jul. 21st, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
A little creepy. I actually have no problem with violent video games as long as you're clear that your child understands the difference between reality and fantasy, but something like this seems like it's out to quite purposely blur those lines. I don't think I'd buy it for a kid. Then again, I'm not an evangelical Christian, so I wouldn't buy it anyway.

If you want your kid to learn what a game like this could teach him, for god's sakes, buy him Warcraft 3. There's probably lots of education to be had about military strategy, hand-eye coordination, logistics, resource management, etc. but they're not going to be confused about if it's happening in the real world or not.
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royanrannedos
Jul. 21st, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
This is one of the reasons Christianity has such a bad rep: the whole "I'm enough holier-than-thou that I don't care if I speed your journey to hell" idea. *sigh*
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