from modesto, california, now in knoxville, tennessee
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This saddens me
Well. Just got done with this game today and you would think I would be happy to finish it but in more than 1 way I am not. At the end of the game you are resurrected from the dead and must assassinate everyone in the room including a priest. Well. I did so. I finished the game. Now, I feel like total crap for doing so. Yes. I know. I know. It's just a game. It's just like when people act on movies when they play the role of some monster. But now I feel terrible. I am hoping and praying I didn't some how eternally doom myself to a fiery torment just for playing a game. If I had the choice I wouldn't have even done so.
Well sweetie, I wouldn't play games like that if this one affected you that way. It's obviously not in your personality. I dislike them myself, because I just don't get any enjoyment from pretending to kill things. If you feel so guilty and afraid for playing this, just remember that we are all forgiven for our sins if we are truly sorry. It sounds like you truly are.
i'm not trying to be mean, but that seems a weak, copout attitude...
i don't know of anyone these days who doesn't have at least a pretty good idea of what each and every game/book/movie they get involved in might possibly involve: spoilers are the lifestock of our modern age...
more importantly, i'm guessing that your comment about whether your soul might be damaged shows a worry that god might be ready to smight you just because you played/finished that game in the seemingly proper manner for which it was written...just because you got stuck in a moment you couldn't get out of...with...a video game..???
c'mon dave...god is not that petty, is he ??
wouldn't he thus pronounce the same sort of judgement on any who would watch a movie...or read a book that brings the viewer an untoward momentary emotion or thought ??
do you really think that god judges every passing thought, ignoring the actual character and soul of that individual, and passes an immediate judgement of doom...
we'd all be in serious trouble with no hope if he/she/it were that shallow or callous: give god more credit than that, please
the very fact that you immediately feel a sort of remorse is a definitive indicator that god has already worked his mysterious ways and you've already heard that message loud and clear...
now, hopefully, next time, you'll be more prepared to extend that thought process before you act to begin with and god'll be proud that you learned from a (possible) mistake...
growth of character, dave...that is the true nature of things
Good heavens, Guido, you said that so well! Also, what Not Nadine said, Dave, my dear. I wonder do you attend church or have anyone to talk too about how you feel sometimes? I know that you post here and we help as best we can, but we deal from life experience only. I can't say how many here have training to try to help you sort out some of these feelings of yours, but I think you would benefit by trying to find someone to talk to, really. I say this because I care.
as to what the big G just said: he's quite correct, dave...and if i'm not mistaken, i think quite a few of your online friends hereabouts have been saying something very similar...if not exactly...for some time now
not that you seem to be off-the-rails...but you certainly seem to have questions that your current philosophical/religious situation(s) is not answering clearly and succinctly enough to register as a truth...a truth your soul can believe
if you were sick...or your car was acting up...one of the first things you'd do is seek a variety of opinions on what to do, right ?
please do yourself a favor....and do the very same for you