Well, from a strictly Christian point of view your heart and mind are
suppose to belong to God. Therefore not only are your actions suppose to
be pure but your thoughts should be as well. Many Christians believe
that by watching certain movies, playing certain video games, reading
certain books, your thoughts will be filled with sin, worldliness, and
take your mind off of God. You'll be distracted by things like extreme
violence, sex, and alternative values rather than being pure in mind as
well as deed.
Personally I don't feel by playing a violent fighting game or playing an
adult interactive fiction game that makes me a bad person. However, like
you I wouldn't necessarily let my five year old son play them. Some of
the games I've played are over the top when it comes to blood, guts, and
gore. While that might be suitable content for an adult watching a guys
brains get blown out of the back of his head is certainly not childhood
content. It is far too graphic and is overkill when it comes to the
blood, guts, and gore factor in my opinion. In that sense I agree with
the article Nicol posted. Some of the games are too violent, and could
tame down some of the blood, guts, and gore factor.
When it comes to the adult interactive fiction games like yours I see it
in the same light as pornography. I don't have a problem with
pornography as long as it is between two consenting adults, and it
doesn't get too carried away. A Christian may disagree with me on
religious grounds, but I'm of an age to decide weather I can or can not
purchase material like that or not. In the end it is a matter of choice
Raul A. Gallegos wrote:
It's kind of funny. Someone emailed me the other day asking me that if
I am a Christian, why did I make an adult-oriented game. And truth be
told, regardless of my beliefs, I look at music, games, and television
as simply that. Music, games, and television. I know that my game is
not real and that the people in it are not real. All which can be done
is hope that the person playing my game, or any game for that matter,
know that the games are not real. I have a wife and kids and I would
not want my kids playing my adult game, but if my kids were adults and
wanted to do so, more power to them.
Live and let live is what should be done.
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