As many of yo know - I tend to be pretty negative on video games. I do not play them and the commercials I see for them only reinforce my already negative opinion which is that basically the are spiritually unhealthy…
That said…and freely admitting my ignorance here…I would like to step back and ask this question…
Are there video games - popular ones - that promote Christian principles and actions? And when I say “Christian”, I am referring to “sermon on the mount” type principles.
How about a game that promotes diplomacy and “statecraft” rather than “Warcraft”?
How about a war game in which your character is not a shooter but a medic?
How about a game where the player is a hostage negotiator instead of a car thief?
How about a game where the player must not react violently no matter the provocation - even to imprisonment, torture and death?
In short…Games where you win points by being more “Christian” (Loving) in your behavior rather than less Christian.
Now perhaps there are such games…Or perhaps that some of these things are features within some games…
But it certainly does not seem that games are promoted based on these ideas.
So - please…Educate me…I may not respond a lot to this thread…I’m going to try to just listen more - and maybe ask an additional question or two…
Thanks for any input.