[quote="mdrummer5, post:11, topic:230783"]
Again, you insult MY faith because I use the brain that God gave me to differentiate not just between fantasy and reality but a COMPUTER GENERATED WOMAN and a real one. For someone that holds their faith in such high regard you pass an awful lot of judgment.
Bottom line... it's a parents responsibility. If a parent fails in this regard they have noone to blame but themselves and any "devout Christian parent" with a brain would realize that.
Once again you exhibit your ignorance by choosing to only read the points that suit your own. First, the scene in question is NOT mandatory. If someone is choosing to view it that's on them and it shows a lack of moral development on their part which again comes down to poor parenting. Second, the scene is not pornographic, it MIGHT be the equivalent of a grown couple on a prime time television show which I'm sure is probably all the same to you because yes you do hold ridiculous puritanical views.
In a film... sure makes perfect sense. But this is a video game. The graphics (not the content) look about the same as a pixar movie. If you're telling me that you would be aroused by the a half naked woman in a pixar animated film then you like anyone else that makes that claim... has issues. Because to answer your question I can honestly say that I am not aroused by a scantily clad ANIMATED woman because I know SHE'S NOT REAL.
The fact that you can't differentiate the two is YOUR issue not mine.
Hello again and thankyou for your response above.
If what I said was an affront to your faith, then I can only tender my sincere apologies and tell you that that was not my intention. Believe me, I can distinguish between a real woman and a computer image of one, but I am bound to say that I do not see what difference it makes inasmuch as that computer image can still be highly suggestive and lewd and thus capable of stirring up impure thoughts. Just because it is computer generated that does not make it any less morally offensive, because it still has the potential to sexually arouse and lead a man to thinking indecently about the real thing - especially in the case of adolecent pubescence.
BTW, I was not passing judgement upon people, more upon products such as obscene video games and films etc., which are the bane of the Western world and the widespread occasion of the unhealthy obsession with sex in the arts and literature.
It is not a question of parental failure, but rather the obvious fact that with the best will in the world a parent simply cannot supervise their offspring every single moment of the day. That seems perfectly reasonable and I cannot envisage any parent who would stop to argue against that. Indeed, it is a continual source of anxiety wondering what one's children are doing whilst they are out of one's sight, especially given the undeniable iniquity that abounds in our world and the many avenues of temptation that clearly exist.
As regards sanctity and separation from the world, the Puritan saints have a great deal to teach us and their vision of the Christian life was not at all disimilar to the Catholic saints. Their guiding principle was 'holiness unto the Lord' in all things, nothing wrong but everything right with that. In fact, I would venture to say that our Laodicean Church could do with much more of that.
As I have already stated, computer image or not, it makes no difference because it is still morally indecent and in very bad taste. How can a Christian who is in earnest about the pursuit of holiness have any truck with this sort of thing?, why, the very idea is risible and utterly preposterous.
Warmest good wishes,