Games + Sex + Drugs = Fail For College Kids

October 26, 2009 -

A post on the ChristWire website argues that videogames, along with “nonstop dorm masturbation” and drugs, are among the reasons why our college kids are failing at life.

Author Stephenson Billings previously explored the topic “Is Video Gaming a Threat to America’s High School Jock Culture?,” but believes that the problem is even more widespread in college. Why? “Dorm rooms are like bacteria dishes where crueler and more virulent microorganisms are constantly introduced to breed in a frothy frenzy of poor judgment.”

He continued, “When video gaming is added to a culture of persistent sexual experimentation in a peer group of sex radicals fueled by vast amounts of mind-altering narcotics, reality is the big loser.”

Even more:

Sharp colors and quick movement like you find in Grand Theft Auto make these couch potatoes feel as if they’re really moving through life at a brisk pace while in reality growing obese. It makes them feel important, as if they’re achieving something, while their textbooks sit unopened on nearby desks. It sucks up hours upon hours when these children could be learning business or engineering. Instead of American history, they memorize the satanic rites of Resident Evil, thrill in emotional suffering with Silent Hill or train to be Columbine-style murderers with Dead Space Extraction.

Billings, who bills himself as “an Investigative Journalist, Motivational Children's Party Entertainer and Antique Soda Bottle Collector all in one special, blessed package!,” also tells parents that if their child really loves them, they will submit to regular drug testing.

He concludes his article with a special note to his “young readers”:

The foundation of modern morality so necessary for the next generation to lead is not something you children will get sucking on the end of a filthy bong while yanking a joystick around the streets of San Andreas, gunning down minorities and looking for “Hot Coffee” as some mysterious classmate from Art History oils your tensed-up pecs.* This might seem fun now, but it’s truly destroying your soul.

The site bills itself as offering “Conservative Values for an Unsaved World.”  Other articles include Parent Alert – World of Warcraft and Cosplay Will Destroy Your Child, Teens Use Facebook To Support World of Warcraft (WoW) and Denounce American Values and The Golden Girls: How One TV Show Turned A Generation Of American Boys Into Homosexuals.

GP: It’s like The Onion, except it’s not. Wow.


Comments

Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Fail For College Kids

No, I haven't heard of Francis Dec, and after looking him up, I have no idea what his connection is with Conservative Christian nutjobs. He was evidently a paranoid schizophrenic, not a conservative Christian nut. JT I can see, but this guy? But that's irrelevant as GP has reported this site as a hoax before.

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Many of his rants were against atheists.  And on top of that he bore a very Jack Chick like unfounded and psychotic hatred for the Catholic church.  So I feel it is every bit relevant.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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How is it relevant? He's a paranoid schizophrenic, not a Conservative Christian. What he would plausibly say has nothing to do with what a a conservative Christian would plausibly say. You've proven that someone (a psychotic someone) might say these absurd things, but you've done nothing to show that it's plausible to believe the a Conservative Christian would say them as the site it claiming.

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The point is that you can't just pass it off as "too crazy" beause of the existence of crazy people.  You haven't proven that it isn't plausible for a Conservative too be crazy.  By asking me to prove it's possible you are denying that a Conservative can be crazy.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Fail For College Kids

Oh I'm sure a conservative could be crazy, but I'd argue that, when you become crazy, it overrides any previous affiliations you had. So yes, you could have a crazy person who was a conservative, but the fact that he's patently insane would really make his former conservative ties a moot point in relation to any insane crap that he spouts. He'd be representing the crazy person's view of things, not the sane conservative view.

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Oh! I take you didn't hear? Conservapedia has a Bible-rewrite/retranslation project, because of the liberal bias that has managed to penetrate into it. And to make it easier to understand, using modern language, such as "bais", "censor", "conservative", "home school", "moral majority", "socialism", "welfare", and "work ethic".

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Okay, after looking at that site further I'm pretty sure that it is a hoax site.  If not, then God willing, I'm rooting for the 2012 apocalypse.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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Looking at the site, and the other articles, there's no way that the site is legit.

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I can't help thinking it's fake. Especially after reading the article on video games as a threat on jock culture. Just can't help.

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He's not serious.

No. He's not. He CAN'T be serious. No one can be that far flung from a rational view of reality and modern society.

I don't even know where to begin. This is funnier than satirical parodies of raving "Christian" right-wing lunatics.

Then again, Jack Chict turned out to be real. And Jack Thompson.

I don't know any more.

Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Success For College Kids

All Together Now.......

"What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

Investigative Journalist? The only thing that idiot has "investigated" is the bottom of a box of Froot Loops.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Success For College Kids

"OK, A simple 'wrong' would've been just fine but...whatever".

Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Success For College Kids

Jack Thompson would be proud of that "journalist". Stupidest rant evar. I almost wish a Youtube version of it.

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Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Success For College Kids

He would never eat Froot Loops!

...

That would be cannibalism! :-)

Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Fail For College Kids

Memorise satanic rites in Resident Evil?  Wait what?  You know if you are going to completely talk out of your ass you might find that mixing in at least a hint of the truth does wonders.  On the other hand this completely made up bullshit will just get you pointed and laughed at.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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WOAH...hold on there *rereads article That is so wrong it hurts. and Thrill in emotional suffering in Silent Hill? first off he would have been closer if he switched the satanic to silent hill, second of all...THRILL? I'm fucking depressed as hell during the final scenes of Silent Hill 2, the car scene in 3 where Heather realizes how amazing it was that harry continued to love her as his own, even knowing what she was/wasn't put me in tears. The only thing that thrills me is that the medium has come so far that such beautiful and thought provoking moments can exist in games, which in my opinion far outpaces the shit we have in movies like Saw which are purely for gore's sake. Edit: further reading makes me think that this is just a very subtle piece of Satire. 2nd Edit: how come when i post it smashes all my paragraphs in to one wall of text?

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"The Golden Girls: How One TV Show Turned A Generation Of American Boys Into Homosexuals"

Instant Classic!!!

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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I don't do drugs, never taken drugs, and he can go fuck himself if he thinks that I should take a drugs test.

"God, is that you?"

"No! It's a me, Mario!"

"God, is that you?" "No! It's a me, Mario!"

Re: Games + Sex + Drugs = Fail For College Kids

This would be so funny, if he weren't serious.

College students, suddenly free from parental restrictions, are always going to binge on whatever vices they enjoy (why do you think the Freshman 15 is so common).  I think half the point in college is giving young adults a chance to be adults while still giving them the safety net that is Mom and Dad.

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I take that back.  Looking at his articles, he's crealy not serious.

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I will not take a drug test, nor will my 5 year old nephew, just because we love to play video games.

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