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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    Who is to say you cannot do both? I mean I study the bible and constantly seek to know God and to grow closer to him but I play video games as well mainly pokemon. I mean if we are talking about why do that kind of numb minding stuff instead of reading the bible then we have to consider that watching t.v. is same thing or watching videos for that matter in fact being on your phone does this as well as even the most simple of cell phones sends of the tiniest radiation that we expose ourselves to every time we look at it
    I think as each person grows we are pruned of things which are not of Christ. I believe you have made a very valid point! Indeed everything that is not of Christ is mind numbing.

    Its my opinion that if Christ is truly the epitome of beauty and perfection, there is no reason to turn your gaze from Him. if you are on fire for Him, all you think about is Him! Psalms often talks about meditating on the law day and night! But I know that we all have different walks with Him, and he prunes away the areas of our life that are unfruitful to make us even more fruitful. So I don't want to push this abruptly on anyone... though I am quiet sure it is true.

    remember the words of Paul, I consider all things rubbish compared to the surpassing worth of knowing Christ my Lord (the Greek word for rubbish is actually somewhat of a heavier term than garbage, as if cursed with disdain)

    from my personal experience, the time in my life when I waited for night time to pray to God in the quiteness of my house was the best time of my life... that excitement and building anticipation for Him which was a reflection of my hearts desire for Him as I longed to be with Him... I didn't consider browsing the Internet or TV, it just felt boring compared to listening to sermons, reading the Bible and prayer...

    The way I see it, most men would rather go out on a date with their girlfriend than play video games by themselves. How much more so should we desire to spend time with God by ourselves?

    Or if would rather play video games, do you dare tell your girlfriend you're not going out because you want to play video games at home by yourself instead? Certainly she would be hurt you choose the games instead of her, how much more so is God who is infinitely better and worthy more deserving of your attention ...

    Im far from perfect in this... but I know that as you desire God more, everything melts away... and if you open a door for something to have a foothold in your life which you commit your time and affection to, it can dull your love for God and prevent you from climbing the heights of love that are available to hearts who see all things as rubbish compared to Christ.

    A W Tozer said : anything that keeps me from reading my Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may be.

    Christians should be known for their radical love for God, for choosing God over the things of this world. "this is eternal life, to know The Lord your God and Jesus Christ whom he sent"

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    As an aside, ever felt sorry you called someone a noob?

    I have.

    Kids are not noobs. They learn faster than we do as adults. Video games provide valuable lessons.

    Education is still education, whether in class or barely making c's go by in sped high school while devouring libraries ^^.
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    I think its like weed, or alcohol. Its ok in moderation. The world is a wonderful place to explore, unfortunately some kids hate going outside they would rather explore youtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenkiller View Post
    I think its like weed, or alcohol. Its ok in moderation. The world is a wonderful place to explore, unfortunately some kids hate going outside they would rather explore youtube.
    When I was kid I used to love to play outside I would always be outside in the sun climbing rocks and trees exploring the woods near my grampas house playing with my friends doing dumb stuff ect. nowadays most kids barely even get any sun or play outside or even look up from their phone for that matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustWhoIAm View Post
    As an aside, ever felt sorry you called someone a noob?

    I have.

    Kids are not noobs. They learn faster than we do as adults. Video games provide valuable lessons.

    Education is still education, whether in class or barely making c's go by in sped high school while devouring libraries ^^.
    I have never called anyone a noob before, unless it was teasing a friend who just joined like a site I was a member of or something like that : p

    Though, at 28 years old I am called a noob often, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeraza_Bats View Post
    I have never called anyone a noob before, unless it was teasing a friend who just joined like a site I was a member of or something like that : p

    Though, at 28 years old I am called a noob often, haha.
    I call my guild mates noobs teasingly but mainly the term noob no longer has any relevance because nowadays anyone who thinks they are better than someone even slightly throws out the noob card
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    my children were never exposed to 'video-games', I didn't even know that they
    existed...but I have always been a 'little-different', and more than likely wouldn't
    have 'bought-into-them', not sayin' that I maybe wouldn't have given-in at some later point,
    but it would have been a real 'stand-off'...we were always a real 'out-doors' kind of family, and TV,
    didn't have much of a-hold of us in the mid 70's...after my 'accident' the TV become their MOMMY...
    most-unfortunately!!! I became a medical-zombie'...

    here is a witness:
    a few years ago, my sil, who is a retired Professor, got so enmeshed in 'Mario', that her 'winning'
    became her 'life-force', it literally stole her soul...anyway, she introduced me to the game as a
    'spectator' to watch her when we went to visit and stay for a weekend at their house -
    = I WON, Mario in a few very short weekend visits, and she has NEVER forgiven me...

    hub and I both witnessed first-hand' the 'power' that can 'over-take' the un-suspecting...
    some things are so grievous that words must be left-out...
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    Does anyone think that playing video games is immature? I play them but they don't rule my life. most times when I'm not writing or working with God I listen to music on my free time or sleep. I go outside sometimes, I love the scenery in summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDVW View Post
    I apsolutly love them. and i highly recommend any kind of sports game excluding hunting for kids and teens of all ages.
    I prefer my daughter to practice a sport rather than sit on the couch and play a sport game on playstation.

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    Now the guitar hero series I don't see what is wrong with that video game, but I know some Christians are against that game due to it having all types of Rock music I however am not that kind of believer.
    Same with guitar hero. I want her to play an instrument, not to waste her time with guitar hero. She can play rock music, but on a real guitar.

    I am against video games, not because they are a sin but because of my personality. I am very active and I'm an outside person. My husband plays a lot and that drives me crazy. My daughter will play video games very very rarely because we will have a lot of fun outside.

    My daughter is now one month and two weeks old .
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    I use the same logic. Why play The Witcher when I can go out and hunt Bruxae myself?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
    I prefer my daughter to practice a sport rather than sit on the couch and play a sport game on playstation.



    Same with guitar hero. I want her to play an instrument, not to waste her time with guitar hero. She can play rock music, but on a real guitar.

    I am against video games, not because they are a sin but because of my personality. I am very active and I'm an outside person. My husband plays a lot and that drives me crazy. My daughter will play video games very very rarely because we will have a lot of fun outside.

    My daughter is now one month and two weeks old .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desdichado View Post
    I use the same logic. Why play The Witcher when I can go out and hunt Bruxae myself?
    Hunting for imaginary monsters at 26 years old? Talking about wasting your life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
    Hunting for imaginary monsters at 26 years old? Talking about wasting your life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenkiller View Post
    Don't judge and you won't be judged.
    It was just an observation.
    Jesus Christ didn't give moral lessons. He loved... and that's why people hated Him.

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    I know people say games like GTA and COD or Resident Evil are bad. I played all those games from teenage years till now. I turned out just fine, never had any inkling desire to commit acts of violence. My brain stayed the same. Sometimes people like my mom overreact and say "demons will enter you if you keep playing those games". I played those games, I turned out fine. Should a 10 year old kid be playing GTA, probably not but when they get to their teenage years I don't see a problem. Contrary to many beliefs, we can separate real life from fiction.
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    I have never played GTA but I have spent an unbelievable amount of time playing Pokemon since I was 7. I spent about 2000 hours on my first Pokemon game (Pokemon SoulSilver) alone, last time I counted. Other Pokemon games of mine have entire days and even weeks of play time on them. I have gotten so good at Pokemon that I finished the main story in Pokemon Moon in just 24 hours. My second most played game is Monster Hunter Generations, which my best friend introduced me to. That game had 226 hours of play time on it last time I checked. I also play a metric tonne of Minecraft and various rhythm games. Yet I still perform better than many of my classmates in school and I never feel like shooting someone in the face, despite what others say. So yeah, I think you can guess my opinion on this subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WineRose View Post
    I have never played GTA but I have spent an unbelievable amount of time playing Pokemon since I was 7. I spent about 2000 hours on my first Pokemon game (Pokemon SoulSilver) alone, last time I counted. Other Pokemon games of mine have entire days and even weeks of play time on them. I have gotten so good at Pokemon that I finished the main story in Pokemon Moon in just 24 hours. My second most played game is Monster Hunter Generations, which my best friend introduced me to. That game had 226 hours of play time on it last time I checked. I also play a metric tonne of Minecraft and various rhythm games. Yet I still perform better than many of my classmates in school and I never feel like shooting someone in the face, despite what others say. So yeah, I think you can guess my opinion on this subject.
    I wish I had girls like you when I was in high school. Most of the girls were those boring girly types and hardly played video games. A Pokemon fan is a friend to me
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    One reason why I play Video Games and love sports games so much is because I never was athletic and my parents used to prevent me from playing anything except PC games when I was growing up. When I was young I was more athletic but grew lazy into my teens because all my kid friends had stolen something from me and could not be trusted going into teen. Plus I always wanted to play REAL sports in life like in elementary school gym class but the gym teacher always picked on me.

    I LOVE playing hockey in real life but I never could play. the gym teacher would run a game not tell us any of the rules for 5 minutes giving me a 2 minute penalty for high sticking just because he hated me for some reason, yup he used to bully me along with all my class mates.

    I can now play what I want when I want thanks to video games
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDVW View Post
    Does anyone think that playing video games is immature? I play them but they don't rule my life. most times when I'm not writing or working with God I listen to music on my free time or sleep. I go outside sometimes, I love the scenery in summer.
    Having any type of fun can be labeled as immature... people will always have their opinion about what another person needs to be doing, and its always insecure people who come around making comments, trying to make a person feel bad.... Just be aware of God, and the games you play though.. some of the games they make are flat out demonic, and some are meant to be stumbling blocks.
    As for me, i play online games for the social aspect of it because there are many people to talk to, and its a good way to get Christ to someone who didn't even expect it.. everyone in the game who has me added as a friend knows what im about and they know about Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenkiller View Post
    I think its like weed, or alcohol. Its ok in moderation. The world is a wonderful place to explore, unfortunately some kids hate going outside they would rather explore youtube.
    According to scientists it is more like heroin. It produces a hypnotic state that causes the body to produce the same chemicals that heroin.

    The guide the scriptures give to how we are to manage our thoughts and life is this:
    Php_4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

    Children can play almost anyway and still think as God told us to, but if they are playing with what symbolizes things not of God they are going into darkness.

    Here is what one child I know became through video games. First, he was very young when he found he liked the feelings the games produced in him much better than other kinds of play, so more and more he was hunkered over the computer rather than any other games with others. As his mind centered on the killing type thoughts the games symbolized, his personality began to change, he wasn't a fun part of the family any more. He is now 16 and spends hours at sites showing pornography.

    When life with Christ is so full of what Phil. 4:8 speaks of, it seems so destructive to fill it with what video games represent, instead. The drugged type pleasure of them simply can't compare to the feeling of joy that comes from living with Christ leading.

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    haven't most of us learned, just by 'listening-researching-reading' just what the
    subliminal messages hold within???

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