Comment: This is a news article that should give warning to all Christians. If the world realizes that violent video games are bad then the Christian should be even doubly warned and not allow children to play them.
"A panel of experts testified on Tuesday before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on the effects of violent, interactive video games with the consensus being that games such as Duke Nukem, Doom and Carmeggedon may have a profound negative impact on young Americans while their parents remain unaware of the true nature of the products.
When it comes to violent television and movies, literally thousands of studies have pointed to a negative link between watching violence and anti-social behavior, responses and attitudes," said Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), who convened the hearing to raise the awareness of parents and educators about violent interactive games that depict murder, cruelty to women, drug dealing and car theft in a positive manner.
But despite the skyrocketing popularity and profitability of violent video games, the impact and influence of these games has largely escaped public and parental attention," added Brownback.
One segment of society that is apparently aware of interactive video games is the US military. According to Dr Eugene Provenzo, an education professor at the University of Miami who testified before the senate committee, the US Marine Corps uses the video game Doom for combat training. Unfortunately, said Provenzo, children much younger than the average military recruit also play Doom, which simulates a gunfight using the latest in digital technology.
This is the cultural equivalent of genetic engineering, said Provenzo, who believes the violent video games desensitize young people to the horrors of killing."