Is it a sin to play games that involve sorcery and the like? Specifically, games such as League of Legends. Mute your volume (he swears in this.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxgzZ2h6Ck8&hd=1 Here's a list of this character's magical abilities: Arcane Mastery (Innate): When Ryze casts a spell, all other spells have their cooldown reduced by 1 second. Overload (Active): Ryze throws a charge of pure energy at an enemy unit for heavy damage and additional 10% damage based upon Ryze's maximum mana. Rune Prison (Active): Ryze traps an enemy unit, preventing them from moving and dealing 40 (+0.2 per ability power) magic damage per tick over the duration. Spell Flux (Active): Ryze unleashes a bouncing orb of magical power which bounces to enemy units or himself, up to 6 times. Each bounce deals magic damage and reduces the target's magic resistance for 5 seconds. Desperate Power (Active): Ryze becomes supercharged, gaining ability power and causing his spells to deal 65% AoE damage for 8 seconds. ----------------------------------------- My interest in asking is that I have played this game and would love to play it more, however I have come to the place where I cannot do so in good conscience (2). It seems to go against scripture. If I can be shown otherwise, well.. Under 1, I have shown verses that seem to imply we should be grieved at even seeing sin, let alone enjoying it. That assumes these games are sinful. Under 3, I have given verses that speak about the sin of sorcery, enchantments, etc. The question is first, it's not real. Is ti sinful if it's not real? I assume so. What would you say if you saw your son watching "fake" pornography? The second question is if it really is sorcery. Under 4, I have given some definitions. The ones from sourcelight (king james dictionary is what it called it's self), seem to imply not. Strongs isn't very descriptive. Can anyone give more information on this? Appreciated. ------------1------------ 2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. ------------2------------ Rom 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike]. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Rom 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin. ------------3------------ Isa 47:12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Act 8:11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. Rev 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. ------------4------------ Strongs Sorceries g5331 φαρμακεία 3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it Studylight dictionary, sorcery: Magic; enchantment; witchcraft; divination be the assistance of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits. Strongs enchant: h5172 נחש 1) to practice divination, divine, observe signs, learn by experience, diligently observe, practice fortunetelling, take as an omen a) (Piel) 1) to practice divination 2) to observe the signs or omens Modern dictionary, sorcery: the art, practices, or spells of a person who is supposed to exercise supernatural powers through the aid of evil spirits; black magic; witchery. Studylight dictionary, enchant: The act of producing certain wonderful effects by the invocation or aid of demons, or the agency of certain supposed spirits; the use of magic arts, spells or charms; incantation. Modern dictionary,enchant: 1. to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens. 2. to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all. 3. to impart a magic quality or effect to. However, Studylight dictionary, enchanter: 1. One who charms or delights.