So let’s say your dad is a pastor and all your life you are infused with the basic Christian moral messages. You live a life where the bible is your best friend and youth group is your respite from the ugliness of our secular world. You’ve had a Christian moral injection so to speak. You should have a leg up, right? A superior moral grounding which separates you from the baby-eating atheist hordes, right? If so, then why is it that you put a bullet into your mom and dad’s heads because they took away your video games?
A Lorain County teenager who shot and killed his mother and wounded his father after they took away his video game learned his punishment Tuesday morning.
Lorain County Court of Common Pleas Judge James Burge sentenced Daniel Petric, 17, to life in prison with the eligibility of parole in 23 years. Prosecutors had asked for the maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.
"I remain fearful if Danny gets out of prison and somebody else takes away his new pasttime, whether it's a girlfriend that leaves him, this may be the next thing that happens," assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Tony Cillo told the judge.
Pastor Burge survived. He asked for leniency. It was the Christian thing to do.
The judge offered this inane commentary:
I feel confident that if there were no such thing as violent video games, I wouldn't know Daniel Petric,"
I’m not so sure about that Judge Burge. The whole violent video game thing is weak in comparison to Petric’s faulty moral grounding. Perhaps religion is the problem?
Now, back to Left 4 Dead.