Pastor warns parents about games as 'weapons'
Yes blame games because you can't face reality.....
totally. Because the Romans had Videogames to blame when they did all their cruel tortures and took over everything not to mention Gladiators. the spanish inquisition was started because of bible videogames, The witch hunts were just a form of Video games with a planet that has 6.93 billion people there are obviously going to be a few with some loose bolts. I hate people who think just videogames are to blame
No, it's your fault. If you had acted like a parent, this wouldn't have happened.
Here we go again. Hey guess what? BOOKS ARE BAD FOR YOUR KIDS. It teaches how to kill dark lords using magic, that vampires are not bad people and autobiographies teach kids to take drugs depending on who its by. I can talk B/S too. Although the last point could be true tbh...
The child was already a insane. They said the kid was injured and was unable to play sports anymore. The boy loved playing sports and being unable to play was out of his control. Then his parents stop him playing video games, which is something else he loves. But this he can control. Having everything you enjoy doing taken away from you can drive people crazy. He reacted in a a iriational and desperate way to stop something else he loves being forced away from him. Also video games do not cause people to become violent. I was playing the original mortal kombat when i was 5 and i havent killed anybody
Funny how they always talk about games but never movies.
Games as Weapons?!? I can only shake my head, please not again. Games will never force anyone to commit a crime in any way.
Yea saw this coming. You have to wonder what drove him to the point where he would rather kill innocent people then not. You don't lead a happy normal life then go kill 85 people. It wasn't the game, because if CoD made you a killer wouldn't we have, like, 20 million murderers running around right now? He's just using the game as a scapegoat.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you didn't read the article. This is not about the Norwegian, this is a different story.
No, your son is to blame. He's a person; capable of thoughts, feelings and planning. He -and he alone- chose to kill people. Therefore he is the only one to blame for his own actions.
"They put weapons in the hands of our children that teaches them to murder, and that killing is okay." Maybe instead of watching baseball, sir, you shoulda taught him that killing is in fact not okay. You ignored your son for years and instead of being a responsible parent you just told him to go to his room. He was so alone he felt the only thing he knew was Halo. He had a more emotional response from Halo than he did his on parents. And(finally) when you put your foot down he felt the only thing he knew was being threatened and he had to take action. He just wanted to finish the fight...
How silly, i blame the father because obviously his son got problems and it should be parents' responsibility to look after their kids.
Not this old chestnut again! Funny how the parents refuse to blame themselves. Anyway, I'm off to play some games now, oh! and NOT kill anybody.
I suppose it's much easier to blame the clearly evil video game than to consider the wide range of potential factors that would have lead to this and to start a crusade against a form of entertainment that millions enjoy without feeling the need to go out killing.
Halo 3 violent? he has a wrong concept of that is violent
Maybe teaching someone extreme conservatism and intolerance is to blame. Maybe authority figures such as pastors and parents are to blame for instilling their own ideas of what is right and just. Obviously this kid had more f*cked up influences other then video games. But why would they take responsibility? It's just easier to blame someone else then admit your wrong.
Pastors need to concentrate on keeping their hands off of children. Get back to casting stones when you can do that. Everyone has an excuse for why they didn't do their job. Some people will do wrong no matter what. But far more often it is a lack of parenting that leads people down the wrong road. And that stems from the inability for too many to think for themselves. Dump the pastors and experts and do your own thinking.
If I were the worst parent on the planet this week, I'd blame anything other than my own failure for raising a monster. I'd blame... aliens, the devil, rich bastards, Kim Kardashian, global warming, Robocop, Dora the Explorer, teenage pregnancy, lake effect snow, Crockett and Tubbs, squeeze cheese, Jimmy Kimmel, those annoying people that insist on using the Top Hat in Monopoly even though they know I love the Top Hat, O.J. Simpson, male cheerleaders... and especially gaming. It's the go to excuse for maniacs as if crime didn't exists before 1971.
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