Australian Lobby Uses Norway Tragedy As Excuse To Call For Video Game Ban

As if things couldn’t get more ridiculous and disrespectful, now the Australian Christian Lobby has jumped on the Norway tragedy was caused by games bandwagon. They’re calling the fact that Breivik gamed proof that games are a nefarious influence which must be purged from society. Their quote:

The studied indifference of this killer to the suffering he was inflicting, his obvious dehumanizing of his victims and the evil methodical nature of the killings have all the marks of games scenarios,” said Lobby MD Jim Wallace. “How can we allow the profits of the games industry and selfishness of games libertarians to place our increasingly dysfunctional society at further risk? Even if this prohibition were to save only one tragedy like this each twenty years it would be worth it.

Not to be flippant, but you know what’s missing from the Australian Christian Lobby’s assessment of Breivik’s crimes? His religion. OHSNAPSON.

More seriously, let me be clear that I’m not actually implying that the faith of the Australian Christian Lobby is identical to Breivik’s, or that being a Christian is somehow a warning sign of violent behavior. But if we’re going to start drawing conclusions, it might be more logical to examine Breivik’s actual beliefs instead of his hobbies. You know, the ones he spent over 1500 pages blathering on about? Blaming Dragon Age 2 or Modern Warfare won’t get us any close to understanding from where terrorist extremists draw their inspiration. But it will allow busybody meddlers to try forcing their birthday wish-list on everyone else.

I’d like to think we’re better than that. Aren’t we?

Via Destructoid.

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11 Comments on Australian Lobby Uses Norway Tragedy As Excuse To Call For Video Game Ban

Aids

On July 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm

God I’m so glad I don’t live in Australia. Over reacting government can go itself.

Crowsy

On July 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Don’t go blaming Australia the word that you should look out for is ‘Christian’ they have nutters all over the globe.

Luther

On July 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Don’t go blaming Christian’s the word that you should look out for is ‘Crazy’s’ they have nuts all of them.

Anyways it has nothing to do with religion, plus for the Christians there more relaxed then some of the other religions out there. I think it has more to do with crazy people, people believe they are know it all’s and that if they don’t do it no one else will so they stand up and fight for there cause which in some cases leads down path like this group, sure there flying with a banner that say’s Australian Christian Lobby but in the end its those people not the religion.

Sounds like they want to pass something but there freakin crazier then a full bag of nuts to get anything passed game related.

I think we should legalize prostitution, I wonder how crazy that makes me.

SupremeAllah

On July 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Indeed. Christians aren’t crazy. Sure they believe in a man who lived inside of a fish, a talking snake, and that the world is only 5000 years old, but they aren’t crazy.

Brandon J. Clark

On July 31, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Hey SupremeAllah, I agree with you 100%! Let’s meet up sometime, k? Can you post your location?

;)

youallloose

On July 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Please ban Australian gamers, I’m tired of playing their laggy asses in US servers.

Jeb

On July 31, 2011 at 9:08 pm

What a stupid article. This guy was not a Christian. His actions prove this. One cannot be born a Christian. One cannot inherit Christianity by virtue of race, or national heritage, or the family one was born into. A person is not a Christian because they claim to be or associate themselves with other ‘Christians’. One must take highly personal journey of repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ in order to be a Christian. Please don’t allow your ignorance of what Christianity is to stop you from getting to know Jesus or lead you to attack Christians, Christ, or His Church.

Tanya

On August 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm

If you think sicko’s like these are restricted to Australia then you are delusional. They are everywhere including America

Mike

On August 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm

@Jeb, I sincerely hope you apply that logic when it comes to other religions also.
Of all the world religions, Christianity is responsible for (by FAR) the most deaths among humans.
And if we are all the Lord’s children, then why is Jesus so special? Perhaps you should stop following a book written 500 years after Jesus’ death and make your own moral decisions. Institutions such as the Church overstepped the mark a long time ago. What right do they have to step out and make such a bogus claim as this? Are any of them qualified psychologists?
@youallloose Please ban your racist, aggressive online community from VOIP chat.

Red Menace

On August 3, 2011 at 12:35 am

Was I the only one who saw this coming then?

Preben

On August 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

Guys. I’m Norwegian, and live in Oslo.

1. He didn’t do what he did because he was a Christian, it was because of his political views, and that he was anti-islam.
2. He PRETENDED to play WoW,(The Australian government doesn’t seem to know) to make his social absence trustworthy, while he was plotting this terror attack.
3. This isn’t a religious debate forum. Anyhow, you shouldn’t discuss/flame/rage something you can’t prove. – Which applies to all religions.