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BerNerNerZ
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FollowerofChrist1955
Con (against)

Are games the cause of violence throughout the world?

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Started: 2/18/2017 Category: Games
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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BerNerNerZ

Pro

Are games the cause of violence throughout the world?
This argument is asking if murders and violence has influence from video games. For example, if a grandmother was shot by her grandson, would that be because of the influence of a shooting game, or other causes?
Con gets the first argument.
FollowerofChrist1955

Con


I cannot concur as in itself it is a “symptom” OF the problem and not the cause. Lack of responsible parenting IS the problem. Why target the gaming industry? One need only watch daily Television to see peaceful protesters as they assault innocent bystanders, turn over police cars, battle against police, destroy public property … and on it goes.


The failure of parenting to control their offspring, allowing them to hang with the most dreadful of sorts, then … having the audacity to feign shock, when their offspring is arrested, shackled, involved in fights, stabbings and yes eventual murders. Great Storms often announce themselves with little winds, turn away at the first signs, and you may avoid such storms. Ignore them, to your own misery. But set aside the blaming of industry, Government, State elected officials … the Blame is completely ours, as it was our responsibility to ACT when it could have MADE a difference … eh?


Debate Round No. 1
BerNerNerZ

Pro

Are games the cause of violence throughout the world?
This argument is asking if murders and violence has influence from video games. For example, if a grandmother was shot by her grandson, would that be because of the influence of a shooting game, or other causes?
Con gets the first argument.

That could be true, but things like that can also happen to the best of us. Rather than just cases of bad parenting, one simple game, rather it be a gun game or a horror game, could trigger a perfectly behaved child to do their worst.
FollowerofChrist1955

Con

This is not the arguement though. The arguement states ARE video games the CAUSE OF violence. The answer IS NO!

Attend me; Games are allowed or disallowed by Parents. Adults who PLAY such games are the product of poor parenting IF as adults they spend excessive time on video games instead of earning a living, caring for the young, paying their bills, that remains a failing of parents despite the fact they are adults now. They simple are now held responsible FOR their conduct as adults.

"could trigger a perfectly behaved child to do their worst." RUBBISH Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda, are hemispheres from reality.
let's stay in reality please!
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Posted by Youngastronomer 10 months ago
Youngastronomer
Violence is caused by bad parenting or bad friends.
Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 11 months ago
FollowerofChrist1955
1 vs 1;
Doesn't mean you cannot participate, just means you have to do it here in comments. Most times debate members respond to you and your input, positively or in disagreement.
Posted by ZeroSan 11 months ago
ZeroSan
How can one join this debate or is it only 1 vs 1 ?
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