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After Newtown, Legislators Target Video Games

retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 11:16 AM
It is heartwarming to see so many people trying to support the families in Newtown. But,I must say that most of the gifts,candles,flowers and wreaths are all simply- "symbolism over substance". The tragedy has happened. It was horrific! Now look for and deal with the reasons! Evil is out roaming all around us. Much of it is found in the culture of- "Do your own thing", "If it feels good do it"or "There are no absolutes" The movies of Hollywood,violent video games,criminal entertainment TV,and yes,rap music- available for the youngest to watch and experience-all contribute mightily to the culture of immorality and acceptance of criminal acts!
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 4:47 PM
Instead of peddling moral panic, how about actually seeing a few TV shows and movies? I am so tired of stupid religious fundamentalists yammering about "Hollywood" and the harm it allegedly does us.
retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 11:17 AM
Then we have those in the shadows that slink around on their own,un-noticed,or at least they are endured in their odd sick mentalities!

Finally we try to blame the weapon (of which there are millions) and rarely take a hard look at the person's behavior and attitudes about right and wrong and good and evil!
retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 11:17 AM
There are ABSOLUTES and good and right morals! They are based on a loving God who created this universe and set down the laws for proper living in a civilized society! When people know that there is punishment for evil and immoral acts- they make the effort to resist those acts. If they have no standard values and beliefs in a God who will punish those acts-we have horrific criminal tragedies!
retiredcoach Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 11:18 AM
The first actions that families,members of the community, and the general public engendered were to seek God's comfort and solace with their prayers. Would that more of them had been asking for God's support,guidance and direction and lived His values in their everyday lives.
Senator Jay Rockefeller has introduced legislation to "study the impact of violent video games on children." This was followed by NRA head Wayne LaPierre blaming - in part - video games as a factor in recent school shootings.

Michael Brown wrote on Townhall that these are important steps to take, asking if those who deny the link between video games and violence - including the game companies themselves - are in denial.

It's a common complaint and, as a fairly avid gamer myself, one that makes me sigh with frustration and want to...