Letter: Violent video games bear part of the blame | Letters

Growing up on Rosedale Blvd., I was always happy to play “army” with the other half dozen boys my age. We would wear our father’s surplus gear and armed with Daisy air rifles and Mattel Fanner 50s, we would strive to make the world safe for our nation, our families and our neighborhood.

When we hit our teens, we put away our toy guns and spent our afternoons playing soccer, basketball, or ball. Our fantasies gave way to reality.

Unfortunately, today’s teens eschew sports and similar outdoor activities, preferring to play ultra-violent video games for hours on end. Is it any wonder that they are becoming antisocial and increasingly accustomed to violence?

In 1 Corinthians 13:11, it is written: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I understood like a child, I thought like a child; but when I became a man, I gave up things. childish.”

Far too many young men, barely out of their teens, immerse themselves in violent fantasy video games that add to the moral decay and decline of our society. Games like this are a slow-acting poison for young people today. Is it any wonder that our society has become more violent and dehumanized?

John C. Dent