Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I know this is graphic but it is what many young people are going home to do after school. Have sex. Not with a person but on the new hottest video game, Grand Theft Auto, Vice City stories.

You will notice by the image you are prompted to use the video game controller to have intercourse, change sexual positions, and to win raise your lust level to the point of release.
You are graded on your performance based on speed and rhythm and afterwards you can pay her or beat her and steal her purse.

Video game violence and content was not a mystery to me before but this new game has left me speechless. The new cool thing for kids after school is to rape, murder, assault, commit arson and be rewarded. It is even more scary that they can do it from a remote location, totally disassociated from the reality of it all. There is no conscious because it is seemingly "not real," but the spiritual and emotional damage is immensely real, and ultimately devastating to the innocence and purity of youth.

The scripture says that we are to not be " unaware " of the enemies schemes, this is a brutal tactic of Satan; to create a generation that can act out the worst evils of society right before dinner time.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

No Future Without Forgiveness

Here is a powerful and humbling thought, in regards to Nelson Mandela coming out of jail after 27 years.

" Humanly speaking, we would be inclined to say that those 27 years were an utter shameful waste; just think of all he could have contributed to the good of South Africa and the world. I don't think so. Those 27 years and all the suffering they entailed were the fires of the furnace that tempered his steel, that removed the dross. Perhaps without that suffering he would have been less able to be as compassionate and as magnanimous as he turned out to be. And that suffering on behalf of others gave him an authority and credibility that can be provided by nothing else in quite the same way. The true leader must at some point or other convince her or his followers that she or he is in this whole business not for self-aggrandizement but for the sake of others. Nothing is able to prove this quite so convincingly as suffering. "

Desmond Tutu - No Future Without Forgiveness - Chapter Three - Page 39