Video Games Aren't Sinful, They're Just Stupid

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  • 2014-02-07T15:32:23

I have to ask...Does Mr. Driscoll spend any time with friends and/or family? Or is he 24/7 on a mission for Jesus. I seem to recall Jesus going to several people's houses and spending time with them. When I am playing games, it is usually with my friends and we are just enjoying the time together. While the goal may be to win, it is more times than not the time spent together that makes it fun.

  • 2013-09-14T18:24:24

You have to watch,AMEN

  • 2013-04-02T05:33:37

Found you lol but I couldn't add

  • 2012-06-11T08:08:16

There is Xbox live.

  • 2012-05-19T05:17:15

One thing I've heard and it really makes sense is that if you put 100% of your time to evangelism and teaching people God's word and never give yourself any leisure time, you will destroy yourself. Why do you think pastor's take sabbaticals? You cannot devote 100% of your time to ministry or you will go insane. So no, entertainment is not bad unless it becomes your god. As soon as it replaces God as your number one priority (which I am definitely guilty of sometimes) that's where it's both stupid and sinful.

  • 2012-05-19T05:12:50

Well his point wasn't that it's sinful. He just thinks its stupid. But like I pointed out, his logic is very flawed or else you could just say all fun is stupid.

  • 2012-05-18T21:59:59

Good point. Definitely not sinful at its core but when we let anything get in the way between us and God, thats when idolatry comes in. Ive seen people do this with video games as well with sports so im not taking any sides lol. But yea i gotcha. How has your day been? Ha

  • 2012-05-18T21:34:42

Ben- just to play Devils Advocate... Would you make the same argument about organized sports? I know you're a sports fan (as am I). But Aren't sports like ... Playing on a team, exerting effort and dedication, defeating an enemy (opponents) to score points and win a game? This whole topic is unbiblical (meaning, no where in the bible can you prove whether a video gamer or a pro football linebacker is more righteous than the other). If the video gamer or the football player worships his hobby, that's a problem. But neither of them are sinful at their core, and I think God meant for these things to be fun and enjoyed. Yes, we should be fulfilling a productive commission to spread the Gospel, but why not use these mediums (sports, video games, Internet, etc) to ALSO spread the gospel? Just sayin :)

  • 2012-05-18T19:51:03

idk...I like video games, tv and movies but I think he's got a good point...there is probably stuff I could do that would be more productive while also having fun. just sayin

  • 2012-05-18T17:50:47

wow ya know i liked what he said until he started talking about video games. people dont play games to win wars. they do it for fun. he says "it doesnt count" but would he rather us actually all go to war? i dont get why he even brought video games into it. i mean me and my husband connect really well because we share a common love for gaming. it brings us closer together. we actually participate on a team together. idk. maybe im worked up about this but it bugs me that some people really think that way about gamers and gaming.

  • 2012-05-18T17:01:11

I love Pastor Mark but this is somewhere where I extremely disagree. If you take that point of view, you may as well throw every form of entertainment in there. TV is stupid, sports are stupid, reading is stupid, movies are stupid, music is stupid, and just having fun is stupid because it doesn't really matter. That's Pastor Mark's logic. I, however, think God made us to have fun, whether that be TV, movies, sports, AND video games. A life without fun is not something God wanted us to have, or he wouldn't have made Eden sound so cool.

  • 2012-04-26T04:48:55

Yes what they said!

  • 2012-04-25T02:02:22

Jacob Schmitty Dude how is it ignorance? he is talking about how people put everything into a videogame and not the lord. He is saying that if you follow the lord dont win over people in videogames but in real life, the videogames are a metaphor.

  • 2012-04-16T14:24:12

lmao! I love christian satires..

  • 2012-03-22T05:11:29

Jacob Schmitty you sound defensive.

  • 2012-03-20T18:50:02

Not every one in the world always needs help every moment. I can casually play a video game and still give my life to God while helping someone whether it be mowing there lawn or teaching them the word of Christ. But to imply that I am not a Christian because I tend to want to play a video game but when I am a found believer of Christ and I am playing a video game and going to work and helping people I find that ignorant because I am a marine and I am infantry so yes I can fight the talaban and I can teach people Christ while still at work. That's my problem with this video because its almost as if he is questioning me on how I choose to live my life for God.

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