CofE: Games in a Bubbling Sewer Of Gratuitously Violent and Sexual Pornography

Calm down vicar!

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Tom Benyon, a former Tory MP and now a member of the Church of England's Dr Who sounding 'Synod' has lashed out at video games.

"There is a bubbling sewer of gratuitously violent and sexual pornography and games all around us ? I have seen [their] pernicious effect: a family member saw a so-called game and he had nightmares. The images remained with him for months", says the ex parliamentarian opening a debate on video games.

The debate ended, unsurprisingly, with the CofE calling for tighter regulation. Benyon, however, had veritable field day. According to The Guardian, he came out with gems such as, "Why is it acceptable, indeed lawful, to portray the killing and burning of a woman in Fatality, the sawing up of a woman in Mortal Kombat, playing football with severed heads; the chainsaw killing of a man in Saw III, rape, torture and so on? I have all these terrible games collected and if anyone has the courage to watch it, please do so."

You've got to wonder if they man has seen any movies in which people's heads are cut off at the behest of women called Salome? Or women are turned to pillars of salt? Or fathers are ordered to murder their own sons? Or people are blinded? Or sons kill each other? Or people are put to slow, tortured deaths by being nailed to bits of wood? Shocking stuff indeed.

"We are in a great muddle over regulation and the cost? can be seen in the rising crime statistics year by year. To control this material by expecting parents to control their children with warnings is like King Canute's performance with his waves. This is not just a matter of conscience and morality. It's a public health and an economic issue."

Thanks @Gamerlaw!



Comments

deleted 15 Feb 2010 12:46
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I can deal / put up with with facts and studys even if 99% are flawed in some way or another, but here we go with the Jebus crap. Holy S**t the Bible is fecking terrifying, buts whats more scary is the fact Corupt Members of the Church, Royality and General Bastards have altered the damn thing for 2000 years to help control us poor sinners!


whats gonna scare your kids more,

Playing Mortal Kombat (HA)

or Being told you will burn for eternity for masturbating but you can get out of the burning thing if you tell a old man in a black suit all about it!
BetteraStrongChurch 15 Feb 2010 18:38
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Are you saying that the Church shouldn't have an opinion? Or that ultra-violent video games are not corupting? If you are then you're a simpletown.

Better we have a strong Church that does take and interest in things in life than it gives up and lets corruption take over. Or worse, that it lets the country get overrun with other foreign religions that wouldnt even let you listen to music letalone play videogames.

It makes me sick when someone has a point-of-view that disagrees with fanboys like you and all they get for worrying about children is abuse.

God help you! is all I can say.

Praise Him!
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headcasephil 15 Feb 2010 20:38
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@BetteraStrongChurch It makes me sick when someone has a point-of-view that disagrees with fanboys like you and all they get for worrying about children is abuse.

but its not the games that need to be sorted out as theres such thing as age rating like there is for films a 12 yearold is not going to go shopipng for a copy of gta iv (18) and come home with it are they as a adult i feel that if i want to blow people up with a rocket launcher then i can but when people go on about kids getting hold of adult games and how they should be harder to get hold of then they need to speak to the adults that buy them
Was p 15 Feb 2010 20:52
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I'd settle for being able to file complaints against squeaky little gits that I belive are to young to be playing 15 and 18 cert. games online.
deleted 18 Feb 2010 00:49
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BetteraStrongChurch wrote:
Are you saying that the Church shouldn't have an opinion? Or that ultra-violent video games are not corupting? If you are then you're a simpletown.

Better we have a strong Church that does take and interest in things in life than it gives up and lets corruption take over. Or worse, that it lets the country get overrun with other foreign religions that wouldnt even let you listen to music letalone play videogames.

It makes me sick when someone has a point-of-view that disagrees with fanboys like you and all they get for worrying about children is abuse.

God help you! is all I can say.

Praise Him!


what interest has the church taken in life? it seems that rather than take a knowledgable approach by actually looking and playing these games they have just judged it! surly if god has a plan then playing these games are part of it? as for child abuse interest, maybe they should look closer to home first, i dont need Gods help afetr all the free will he placed upon me (which contradicts the PLAN) allows me to play these games without sin, show me where it says thou shalt not play GTA?
PreciousRoi 18 Feb 2010 02:33
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Religion is directly responsible for more death, pain, and suffering than...well...than anything.

CofE is a cult, born of political expediency and, quite frankly lust, both the healthy normal kind, and lust for power...a corrupted shadow of the corrupt original recipe. Once upon a time, the cult surrounding the man Jesus was relatively benign, but that was back when Aramaic was a living language. Some bright day when Mankind grows up and puts aside such childish things as fairy tales, Christianity will be tossed on the same ash heap of History as Communism and Nazism...only Christianity, and CofE's pervy uncle Catholicism, will hold the Undisputed Heavyweight Culture Destroying Title. Decimated is too mild a word by about 10 orders of magnitude for what they did to the cultural heritage of the entire Western Hemisphere, and the Church-sanctioned looting of the same...well, I'm no historian or expert, but the "Nazi gold" could have fallen out of the couch cushions of either the Church or the Spanish Empire. Speaking of the Nazis...awful lot of them got out of Europe with aid from friendly Padres...

And they're so consistent with their mythology too...most of the main fairy tales were invented years after the fact, many times for the most nonspiritual reasons imaginable...Venetian Fish Merchants encouraging the Pope to give meat on Friday the Piscean Oculus for instance. So yeah, rail against the evil influence of video games...History will be written by the kids playing them today...they'll probably be kinder to your kind than you deserve, or you would be in their place.
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