If my other half would only realize this. When I get frustrated, or worse, mad, I sometimes stomp on the floor or talk under my breath. That's better than hurting any human, isn't it? It does not make me a terrible person if I do these things. I sometimes play a game of either Aliens in the Outback or Troopanum2 to relieve pent up frustration. This, too, is far better than taking something out on other humans. I would never hurt someone out of anger, especially women. I'm just not that kind of guy. But I sure do like my games at times!

As for religious beliefs and games, I know the difference between games and reality, and behave accordingly. Because I enjoy a series of books dealing with fictional characters learning and using magic, it does not mean that I am going to hell because I believe in magic or that I take part in magic. It merely means that I enjoy the fictional books. The key is that they are, and so are games, fictional, and I treat them accordingly.


 Stop repeat offenders! Don't reelect them!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Darren Harris" <darren_g_har...@btinternet.com>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] the Jehovah's witnesses viewpoint ongaming:3 articles


Absolutely right. That energy has to go somewhere you have to release
it. If it's a question of releasing it on another or on something that
is otherwise meaningless but won't be harmed, what do you do. If I'm
really annoyed at something I'll just power up x2 or something like
that, fly to a sector of space where there's pirate ships in plenty and
kill as many of them as I can. And if I'm in a really bad mood if there
are any pilets that eject I'll go after them as well. That doesn't make
me bad it just means that I'm venting my anger in a harmless way or not
harmful to others. Lol for the pilet though!!!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org]
On Behalf Of Thomas Ward
Sent: 10 September 2009 14:25
To: Gamers Discussion list
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] the Jehovah's witnesses viewpoint ongaming:3
articles


Hi,
Agreed. A lot of it comes down to harmless fantacy or roll playing on
the  part of the gamer. In real life I would never beat the crap out of
somebody because I was angry at them, perform a spinal rip, or chop
their head off. However, afgter having an extremely stressful day or big

argument with my wife I can take my frustration out in a game like
Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter. There I can beat the living crap out of

anyone and anything, and nobody gets hurt for real.
I wonder what some of these Christians thinks about stress management.
When I first lost my sight I was very angry all the time and one of the
stress management counselors suggested I take an old pillow and beat on
it. That's what society might consider violent behavior, but it is
controlled violent behavior. My intention is not to hurt anyone, but
relieve my anger by acting out my stress and rage in a way that comes
out naturally. I've got a choice. I can put on a set of boxing gloves
and let loose on a punching bag, or I can go to town on a living person
like my wife. Anyone in their right mind would say use the punching bag.

Sowhat is the difference in doing the same thing in a game?



Darren Harris wrote:
Absolutely. Also sometimes games can be a good way of stress relief as

well. Or if you're seriously annoyed at something you can vent that
annoyance in a game. Whether it be something like doom or anything
else. To my mind games are harmless. If kids for example get a hold of

said games then quite frankly it's the fault of the parents for either

allowing them to play them or not being watchful enough around their
kids. That said there are situations where by for example if said
child goes to a friends house and plays said game that's always a
problem.



---
Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to
gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your
subscription via the web, at
http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org.
All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the
list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. No virus found in
this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.5.412 / Virus Database: 270.13.89/2359 - Release Date:
09/10/09 05:50:00

Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.5.412 / Virus Database: 270.13.89/2359 - Release Date:
09/10/09 05:50:00



---
Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org.
You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at
http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org.
All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.


---
Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org.
You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at
http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org.
All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list,
please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.

Reply via email to