When I was a Christian (long ago), I found it hard to be a gamer. One, because the money I spent on games I felt I should have been donating to my church instead or to aid organizations for the poor. Secondly, while I was virtually murdering fake people I always thought to myself that I should have been spending that time legitimately helping real life people instead. And then I would question myself as to why I felt any joy at all when I killed things in video games, or why I'd rather put 20 hours a week into a game instead of into studying the Bible. Honestly, it was a difficult hobby to justify when I was a Christian. Hey maybe that can be a topic for your next Bible study!
There's some truth to that. As long as it's not excessive, it's one of those cases where I don't think God minds. After all, we're told to enjoy the fruit of our labors. So we don't have to live an impoverished and destitute life to help others. I also still give a lot
to local charities and the church, although I feel I could probably do more (I'm only toeing up to the 10% line, that's supposed to be the minimum
There's certainly a good deal of problematic stuff in video games. Such is the nature of my addiction, I suppose. We've also hit on this already in Bible study, believe it or not! We have an incredibly diverse group of folks, and all of us have our foibles, and we work on them, but we don't pretend they're not there. We know we're fallen.
Again, I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a hypocrite to a degree in this matter. God doesn't begrudge us our leisure time, but He also expects these things to not get in the way of serving Him.
I can see where you are coming from, I always enjoyed the older TR games and the newer werent werent too bad. Alas, this one seems like a morbid twist and not in the cool sense, specially considering my deviant preferences.
Looking at it, it's definitely
more morbid. The older games were typical Prince of Persia
+guns+T&A, but they've upped the ante, here. If I get around to playing it at some point (and I likely will
), I'll probably have some remarks about the excessive violence and T&A as well. Again, context is important, however.