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Op Ed

The Gospel Coalition - How to Respond to the Video Game Crisis.
So far I have never struggled with addiction to video games, and I can't speak to the psychological research and theorizing. Instead, I simply wish to provide in this article some clarity and nuance for a subject too often considered in an alarmist context, especially within the church. Video games are a comparatively new medium, and as such they are the object of much skepticism and intrigue. Those who do not play games often view the medium as a waste of time at best and a corrupting influence at worst. Meanwhile, video game proponents---permanently on the defensive---make excuses for bad art and actual corrupting influences. We Christians must be truthful about these things, but neither side right now is telling the whole story.

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20. Re: Op Ed Jun 15, 2012, 18:47 Jonny
 
Sambek_Z wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 18:15:
Moral relativism is a logical contradiction. If one is truly a moral relativist, then he should have nothing to say to someone whose morality is based on science, reading tea leaves, or believing in a god. Nor should he boast that he is moral to others or attempt to persuade others of his point of view, because that would be nonsensical. His morality is for his actions alone, how others think or behave should be irrelevant. Therefore, I find hypocrisy and logical self-contradiction in those who say they espouse moral relativism and yet advocate for it.

Rather, these people should realize that they are really moral absolutists who happen to conflict with the views of other moral absolutists.

You've described it, then used a bizarre moral strawman (Hi! I'm a moral relativist, you must comply to what I believe! Oh, bugger, now I'm an absolutist. ) to try and denounce it. Nice one.
 
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  1. Jun 15, 11:42 Re: Op Ed Cutter
  2. Jun 15, 11:46  Re: Op Ed NKD
  4. Jun 15, 14:53  Re: Op Ed NicklePop
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  8. Jun 15, 16:25  Re: Op Ed Lukin
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  9. Jun 15, 16:32  Re: Op Ed NicklePop
  10. Jun 15, 16:35   Re: Op Ed NicklePop
  15. Jun 15, 17:02    Re: Op Ed Jonny
  16. Jun 15, 17:18     Re: Op Ed Bet
  17. Jun 15, 18:15      Re: Op Ed Sambek_Z
  19. Jun 15, 18:40       Re: Op Ed Lukin
>> 20. Jun 15, 18:47       Re: Op Ed Jonny
  18. Jun 15, 18:17    seraphim, from space captain
  21. Jun 15, 18:51     Re: seraphim, from ASeven
  12. Jun 15, 16:39   Re: Op Ed Lukin
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