Let’s not equate porn and gaming, by David French.
In response to an article on CNN saying that pornography and video games are “ruining a generation” of men, French makes an excellent observation and one that I think bears repeating:
Look, I know that many, many men and boys spend too much time gaming. There are also many, many men and boys who spend too much time watching television, playing golf, or obsessing over sports (and sometimes all of the above) — you name the diversion, and you’ll find people who indulge in excess. But it’s a category error to equate games and porn. To do so exaggerates the danger of games and minimizes the evil of porn. So if I stay up too late Saturday night playing Diablo 3 (and I probably will!), is that remotely comparable to downloading porn? Simply put, overuse of video games is destructive. Any use of porn is sinful. (emphasis added)
French also asks a question which I think is apropos:
What’s next? An article proclaiming that women are ruined by adultery and Pinterest?
I think we know that the answer to the question is no. Pinterest, Facebook, and blogging aren’t addictive, or subversive at all. Nope.
Hat tip: Christian Men’s Defense Network.