Thursday, May 21, 2009

Toying with Death: Learning to love evil & crave violence by Berit Kjos

Here is an eye opening article by Berit Kjos from Kjos Ministries, a fantastic discernment site. This ties in with the The Battle For Your Mind series, linking many (NOT ALL) videos games with the occult. Before I get too many emails, I own a Wii, X-Box (the original), and love to play video games with my point in all of this pop culture series is that we make wise choices (when it comes to music, movies, tv and games)for us and our children. As the saying goes "the Devil is in the details". Scripture would tell us that this is a true statement.

The Lord Jesus Christ warned that Satan is not only the "father of lies" and a "murderer from the beginning" (John 8:44 ) but that he "comes only to steal and kill and destroy, but I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly" (John 10:10 ).

1 Peter 5:8-9 says, “Your enemy the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Paul said, "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices" (2 Cor. 2:11).


"Police investigating the Virginia Tech killings are looking at whether Cho Seung-Hui was copying parts of a violent film when he murdered 32 people. Officers believe he repeatedly watched Oldboy as part of his preparation for the killing spree.... It contains stylized scenes of killings and an attempted suicide, and is filled with what one critic called 'punishing emotional violence'.... The video, which Cho posted to an American TV network while carrying out his murderous rampage, appears to include photographs of Cho re-enacting scenes from the film."[1] "Killer Enacted Violent Film" [Skip down to Copycat killing]

"After the Jonesboro shootings, one of the high-school teachers told me how her students reacted when she told them about the shootings at the middle school. 'They laughed,' she told me with dismay. A similar reaction happens all the time in movie theaters when there is bloody violence. The young people laugh and cheer and keep right on eating popcorn and drinking pop. We have raised a generation of barbarians who have learned to associate violence with pleasure, like the Romans cheering and snacking as the Christians were slaughtered in the Coliseum."[2]

"Visitors at a beauty spot near Glasgow watched helplessly as three boys [aged 18, 17 and 15) forced a terrified schoolboy to fall 25ft over a cliff and then cheered as their victim plunged on to rocks below, a court heard yesterday."[3]

"Are we training our children to kill?" asked Lieutenant Colonel David Grossman, an expert in the field of killology. For many years, he has "traveled the world training medical, law enforcement, and U.S. military personnel about the realities of warfare." He contends that point-and-shoot video games actually train young players to accurately shoot and kill human targets in spite of their natural, God-given resistance. His statistics validate his frightening conclusions:

Click here for the entire article.

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