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Is Call of Duty a sin - September 17th 2013, 02:40 PM

I know that it's a sin to kill people but it's a video game. But for some reason I keep thinking that it's a sin even though it's just a game. What do you guys think?
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 17th 2013, 03:04 PM

Obviously not. It's just a video game, not in real life, so killing in video games obviously isn't a sin.


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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 17th 2013, 06:49 PM

No.

I mean, if it influences you to kill people in real life, probably not the best idea...

...but otherwise, no. It's a game. If you want to play it, go ahead.


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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 17th 2013, 07:34 PM

Even though I hate the franchise with a burning passion, I wouldn't go as far as to say that it's a sin. If it were, 98% of all video games would be considered sins.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 17th 2013, 07:39 PM

No, video games are purely fantasy. The only time it should ever be of a concern is if it influences your daily life by influencing you too go out and 'kill'. By its self, its just a game of pure fantasy and make believe. Thousands if not millions of Humans play First Person Shooter games.


   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 18th 2013, 05:53 AM

Oh yes it is. Yep. All the millions of people who play violent video games are going to Hell.

...xD I'm joking. Its perfectly fine. Good point though...never even thought of it.


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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 19th 2013, 07:33 PM

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I know that it's a sin to kill people but it's a video game. But for some reason I keep thinking that it's a sin even though it's just a game. What do you guys think?
I think it depends. Jesus in the New Testament expanded on the law and said it matters what is in your heart, not necessarily the act because the act is just the result of what is in your heart. He even said if you hate someone, you've committed murder in your heart. He said if you look at someone in lust, you've committed adultery in your heart. So, if you murder someone in a game, have you murdered someone in your heart? If you feel it's a sin, then don't play it.


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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 19th 2013, 11:40 PM

I agree with a lot of what Michael said. If you feel it is a sin then maybe you shouldn't be playing it. But, in my opinion, I don't think it is a sin. I can play video games and feel completely fine with the context of the game because I know it is just a game. However, if I were playing something that made me uncomfortable for whatever reason I probably wouldn't play it any longer because it went against my own personal feelings/comfort. So, basically, you have to base it on what makes you comfortable.


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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 20th 2013, 07:21 AM

COD is not sin, as long as you don't get too excited and kill a person a real life, i think your safe ;p
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 22nd 2013, 12:46 AM

Someone said to me the other week that sin is going against your conscience, and like others have said - it is about your heart. If you aren't comfortable with it, then maybe you have a decision to make as to whether you should play it?

For example, I was at a friends with loads of people this evening and we were watching a comedian on TV and he was joking about pornography or something like that and it really got to me, because pornography relates a lot to abuse. I left the room for a while because I wasn't comfortable with it and didn't think it was funny to laugh at, but that isn't to say that my friends were sinning by watching it.

If you aren't comfortable shooting people in a game, don't play it. If you are indifferent, then fair enough. It's about doing what sits comfortably within your heart.

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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 22nd 2013, 04:56 PM

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I mean, if it influences you to kill people in real life, probably not the best idea...

...but otherwise, no. It's a game. If you want to play it, go ahead.
millions of people play the game, if your statement was true that means millions people now kill cause of the game. Even if you mean half people that play the game now going killing its not true. If anything I would say out all the killing and murders, maybe, maybe 2% play that game. your statement makes no sense.

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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 23rd 2013, 09:34 PM

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millions of people play the game, if your statement was true that means millions people now kill cause of the game. Even if you mean half people that play the game now going killing its not true. If anything I would say out all the killing and murders, maybe, maybe 2% play that game. your statement makes no sense.

and to the guy, its just a fucking game dude
He did not say the game causes people to commit murder. He said if the game causes the OP to commit murder, then the person shouldn't be playing CoD.

And I agree with Rachel98, if the game gives you murderous intentions, then you should put it down, walk away, and seek help. Help yourself before you hurt others. It isn't a sin to play games, but it is a sin to murder.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 26th 2013, 08:31 PM

Sins are always debatable.
Although if you ask for my thought, anything that happens in your head, stays in your head. It's safe being in your mind, to create and experience. There's almost no difference between playing a video game(visual experience) and thought. Conscious to unconscious, doesn't matter.
Putting an accent on this statement, because I know a lot of people say otherwise, that sins happen in thoughts as well. Especially in thoughts. But I don't think so. I don't think so. Who says thoughts and other mental experiments can significantly resemble what you do in reality?


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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 26th 2013, 08:35 PM

I think God would have bigger things to worry about than some kids goofing off and playing video games.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - September 29th 2013, 12:23 AM

Video games are art because it was created, just like formal art... they don't harm you in any way. It's how you let it influence you.

I'm sure God didn't say anything about games are sins to play, if so... We're gonna have a serious talk up there lol.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - October 9th 2013, 06:31 PM

It is not a sin unless you start making that the most important thing in your life or you start mimicking the things done on this game in real life.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - October 11th 2013, 03:57 AM

The context of sins have always revolved around a living, breathing person. If you believe you are committing a sin by playing CoD, then it's the same thing as tearing apart a flyer with a sale person's picture on it. Perhaps you find CoD too graphic and this is the rationale you came up with to explain why you were uncomfortable with the game.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - October 11th 2013, 08:44 AM

If playing call of duty is a sign then I guess most of the world is sinning ? Given lots of people play it. I dont think it's a sin. Call of duty is very addictive. I play it and do get what I call 'Xbox rage' . But 'Xbox rage ' isn't a sin either. As long as you don't start going round shooting people in real life etc its fine to play. Call of duty can be very graphic and gory though.



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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - October 11th 2013, 02:06 PM

Existing is pretty much a sin. Don't worry though. Lots of things are considered "sinful" that nobody in the right mind would ever think twice about. For example, certain haircuts or being attracted to people of the same sex as you.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - October 19th 2013, 09:43 PM

Going back to what I said earlier, I read in the bible (I can't remember where though, maybe Ephesians, but it was one of Paul's letters) where it says that if you think of something as a sin, it becomes a sin for you.

So if you are uncomfortable playing it and you don't think you should, then it's a sin. If you aren't bothered either way, then for you it isn't. It's down to each individual.

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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - October 21st 2013, 04:24 PM

It's not a sin at all, it's just a video game. It isn't real life, it doesn't harm anyone in anyway, it doesn't break any rules and I don't think it makes people want to go out and kill either. If you feel that it is and you don't want to play it for that reason then that is down to you, no-one is going to make you play it if it isn't to your taste or you feel uncomfortable doing so.
   
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Re: Is Call of Duty a sin - October 23rd 2013, 06:17 PM

Call of Duty itself, no, because of where it is set. As far as I am concerned, if they are set in a war zone, or a complete, and obvious, fantasy world, then they are fine. If they are not, and set up where you are just killing etc anyone, then yes, it is. As far as I am concerned, if it is either obviously a fantasy world or somewhere where it would be fine here, then it is fine. if it is somewhere where it is not fine here, then no, it is not in a game.





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