I talked to a young Catholic man who spends 10 hours a day playing video games. More and more of our Catholic boys, girls, youth and adults have the vice of wasting their time and life on electronic devices. For some it is video games, for others it is Facebook, for others it is computer games, for others it is pornography. Yes pornography is by far eviler, but maybe they all have a connection.
Children are given by their parents, relatives and friends at Christmas or birthday parties, many different electronic devices and games. Parents are happy to see their children quiet, busy and out of their way. Yet they are the cause of our new generation of warped lazy children, who no longer know how to be in real reality.
Yes, ‘parents’ and so called ‘family and friends’ are destroying their own children and setting them up to be involved in many other destructive activities, like watching pornography on the smart phone that the parents purchased and pay for each month.
Most people no longer know what God’s REALITY is. They have become so immersed UNREAL virtual reality, they can no longer sense what is real from what is virtually real. They have lost contact with what a healthy life really should be. God’s normality is now abnormal for them. They feel uncomfortable in God’s reality.
Let us take boys for instance. Normal boys, the way God created them, have a great deal of energy. For them it is almost impossible to stay still because that is how God created them to be. They naturally want to be outside, running around, playing games, building forts, climbing trees, hunting, swimming and chasing after lizards and other strange things.
But, teach a normal boy how to enter in and live in virtual reality by playing competitive video games, shooting games, boxing games, sports games, they stay sedative and glued to the smart phone, control box, computer or television.
These boys turn into teenagers and men who go on playing video games and spend hours passively watching other people have a good time playing sports on TV. They talk for hours about girls or sports. I will say this again; ‘Watching Professional and Collegiate sports are the men’s opiate, (drug)’. (Evil Karl Marx said that religion is the opiate of the masses’ because religious people stay passive while the rich oppress them because they wait for their happiness in heaven. Since he was an atheist, he wrongly believed that you need to violently take the land, money and means of production from the few Rich and give it to the masses of people.) So that is why I say sports is the opiate that drugs men into a passive attitude. They endlessly watch sports or talk about sports while the world and their families are quickly heading for destruction. As ISIS takes over the world, they go on endlessly talking about the latest player or game they saw.
Every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm I play real sports. I enjoy the real thing. I do not enjoy vicariously other sportsmen playing sports. I have fun. The others I invite to come play have fun too. I get exercise and they do so as well.
Girls too are very social beings. They like to play house, dress up, play games, read and cook. Expose them to virtual reality and they too become warped. Girls and women tend to spend and waste their lives on looking at, reading and talking about other people lives. A woman told me she spends hours in the social media and has, as she said; ‘a horrible emptiness inside her’.
Laziness is one of the capital sins. Because you parents allow your boys and girls to become passive members of virtual reality, they have become lazy as well. And when you ask them to do some chore, they say yes, but never end up doing it. And it is your fault for making them into un-natural children, living vicariously in an un-real world.
Have you happened to notice that you, your neighbors, your children are getting over weight? Think it just might have something to do with this lazy sedative life?
I preach about getting rid of electronic games and anything that will cause us to have the vices of laziness, wasting time and pornography. I tell the catechism parents and children to get rid of these games. I tell the children at the Catholic school to not play video games too. But very very few listen. They know best. We have become a vice ridden Church and society.
Here are a few suggestions for all of you who want to live a NATURAL LIFE according to God’s plan.
- Throw away or destroy all your electronic games. Do not sell them or give them to others to waste their lives with either.
- Remind children that there is an outside to run around in and discover.
- Try to live in the country where they can be creative in God’s true world.
- Set a good example by you not spending all your time looking at evil TV, talking on the phone or going on Facebook.
- Keep your children busy working, playing, creating, studying and praying.
Time = Life. Life = a limited amount of time God has destined for each one of us. We want to live our life for God, not for video games, sports or virtual relationships. Today decide to change. Today decide to free your children from their video vices. Today start to live a normal life. Your children will get angry at you and it will take some adjusting, but it is well worth it in the long run. They will get over it.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to be using our life, our time, for the extending of the Kingdom of Christ the King, not the devil. We know how to be happy in the great world God gave us and to have real loving friends with whom we can talk face to face with, eat with, pray with and play with.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.