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Is it wrong to play Diablo 3?

Discussion in 'The Gamers Zone' started by Phillip7475, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Phillip7475

    Phillip7475 Newbie

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    I have been a gamer since the early nineties. I have been looking forward to playing a new game called Diablo 3 which hopefully will be released this year, maybe next.
    The game is about good V evil and requires a lot of fighting and killing of evil monsters.
    Whilst I know I’m not breaking any biblical laws by playing, do you think its “bad” for the soul to be playing such games?
     
  2. WadeWilson

    WadeWilson Say hello to my widdle friend.

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    Caveat: This is my $0.02 based on my experiences and interpetations as a christian. This is not gospel.

    I'm going to be really helpful and say: It depends.

    I will say I have played and are a fan of Diablo 1 and 2. Since the grand 'moral' of the game is Good vs Evil and Good wins, I don't think it's going to send you to hell for playing it. But if you can't seperate the game from reality, or begin putting the game before god, or idolizing it, then it is an issue. But that can be said for virtually all forms of entertainment, tv, movies, books, sports, etc.

    But if you're feeling 'heartburn' about it, I think that's probably your best indicator.
     
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    Liquid_Hacim New Member

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    Exactly how i feel. I believe it is ok, just do not let it interfere with your connection from god, if you cant sleep at night because your afraid of diablo about to own a lvl 20 noob..... i suggest you help him lol. jk. i do find it fine to be honest, im going to pick the game up day 1.
     
  4. Jpark

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    Never mind.
     
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  5. WadeWilson

    WadeWilson Say hello to my widdle friend.

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    What do you mean by disgusting?

    I played diablo 1 and 2 for years, I don't feel harmed. I think it's a matter that one has to seek guidance from God, and it's a personal decision. I don't think anyone can make that call for you, other than you and God.
     
  6. NiobiumTragedy

    NiobiumTragedy Glorious Tragedy

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    This is completely subjectional. What is bad for one person doesn't mean it is bad for another. The same can be said for movies, music, and any other type or form of entertainment.

    For instance, I have no problem listening to any type of secular music and I have no issue with nudity in movies. Neither of those effects my spiritual walk or takes me away from God. Others with sensitivity to these things might not feel the same way and maybe they feel it would be bad for their walk.

    But to blatantly say "yes, this is bad" is incorrect.
     
  7. Weasel7711

    Weasel7711 I'm in love with a bunnymedic!

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    It's wrong to play it because it hasn't actually been released yet.
     
  8. Jpark

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    Never mind.
     
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  9. zudomon-on-a-tricycle

    zudomon-on-a-tricycle My friends call me Zudomon. Everyone does actually

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    I think you should give it a try. You might not know if it's that harmful for you. I'm sure if you're easily scared and have a not-very strong stomach then it may not be good for ya.
     
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    Yes, Diablo and other games which involve killing fake people are evil. Pm me and I'll let you know where to send such games.;)
     
  11. Jpark

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    Never mind.
     
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  12. CyberPaladin

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    That's funny I've never noticed my heart beating faster while playing video games in fact I have been monitoring my blood presure closely for the last 3 weeks since I had to go on a second high blood pressure and I have found my stolic blood pressure is lower after acouple hours of playing either Diablo 2 or NWN2.
     
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    Ok first of all this is fantasy its not like call of duty where u shoot humans to pieces

    so judging form other video games this is a lot lot better

    if you feel bad about playing it that is your best indicator
    but IMO if you feel alright and it doesnt affect your real life (i.e. you dont imagine stabbing people), it should be fine
     
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    Never mind.
     
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  15. Museveni

    Museveni Homo Sapiens Invictus

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    Called Adrenaline. Playing games is a challenge and as with any challenge your adrenaline goes up with you start to notice its getting tougher, like a boss in a game or when the timer is starting to run out in a multiplayer game and the score is even.
     
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    Evenstar253 somewhere else

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    In my humble opinion, it's much more "moral" than the Left Behind game, at least the online version where you can play as the forces of the Antichrist. Diablo at least has you killing the bad guys no matter what ;)
     
  17. CyberPaladin

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    So you were one of the lucky ones who actauly get that glitchy piece of junk to work and before any suggest I try patching Left Behind I have tried that already. I know it's not my computer I can run Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and all 3 of it's expansion pack just fine and Warhammer 40k has higher system requirements.
     
  18. Bouke285

    Bouke285 It's not a sin to be wrong, but be wrong humbly!

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    Alright, I think we all need to listen up for a second (read up). There is so much good and evil in this world, there are so many chances to choose a side. In absolutely EVERYTHING we do there is the chance to choose good and evil. There are those here who are rather quick to judge a game such as Diablo as evil. These people seem to forget we live in the midst of evil, shutting yourself in a perfect white corner is not what God wants! God wants you to be a light in the midst of that evil. This does not mean turn away from something because it is dark, it means go where God calls you, or in this case allows you and bring Jesus with you! There is absolutely NO reason Diablo could be in any way evil, unless you throw your life away for the game. I mean others have said this already anything we do can become addictive, bring the light with you and you will be in good standing.
     
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    Video Games ftw. I can't believe you're actually WORRIED about becoming evil from playing games. Having fun doesn't create evil people, oppression, subjection to ridicule, being ostracized, being cowed into things by your peers, etc. etc., now that kinda stuff will make a person evil. But, I digress.....or do I?
     
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    Sing as a song:

    "the weak of willllllll, may be sucked into these gamessssss. They are designed, to harden your heartttt. Be aware of what they can doooooo, they can influence youuuuuuuuuuu, but that being saaiiddd. I play games toooooo, and honestly if it werent for the Kiiiinnngggg. I would have tried sorcerryyyyyy, just to seeeee. So my friendsssssss be careful what you dooooooooo, dont be deceived, REMEMBER THE TRUUUUUUUUTH".
     
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