Why all the
fuss over a game?
attempt to give you my view of Dungeons and Dragons from the
perspective of being saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, and by what the
word of God says.
Corinthians II 2:11 Lest Satan should get an
advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Now I have never gotten "into" the game, (and I thank my
lord and savior for that) I have been around people who have and
from what I have researched and have seen its is my conclusion the
game teaches witchcraft, demonology, voodoo, necromancy and satanism.
There are many more but lets look at just these five and other
meanings in their definitions. Those of you who are playing D&D
are angry right now and are looking for the mail link to give me a
tongue lashing. Before you do I ask, as some ask me to do, just
listen for a moment. What we must do is identify certain definitions
and then see if in fact this game is contrary to the word of God.
to Webster what is:
Witchcraft--The use of sorcery or magic.
Sorcery-- The use of power gained from the assistance or control of
Demonology-- the study of demons or evil spirits
Voodoo-- One who deals in spells and necromancy
Necromancy-- Conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of
magically revealing the future or changing the course of events.
Magic-- The use of means (as charms or spells) believed to have
supernatural power over natural forces.
Satanism-- obsession with or affinity for evil
Now let us look at some of the characters from
which a player can choose. And keep in mind Mr. Gygax admits these
are derived from mythology.
Mythology-- The myths dealing with gods, demi-gods and legendary
heroes involving supernatural events.
Dwarf-- a small legendary manlike being.
Elf-- a small often mischievous fairy. a small lively creature; also
mischievous or malicious person.
Gnome-- an ageless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in
the earth and usually guards treasure.
Half-elf, Halfling, Half-orc-- There are no definitions in the
dictionary for these three creatures and I admit I do not know what
they are. However from what I know of mythology they are somewhat
like the above. Perhaps Half elf, half human etc....
Now the occupations the player can choose.
There are many but lets use these.
Cleric-- Wears armor, has weapons and can do spells and heal wounds.
Druid-- Cleric of nature with powers over plants and animals
Ranger-- Woodsman with magical abilities.
Magic user-- no need to explain this one is there
Illusionists-- magic user
Thief-- does this one need explaining?
Now the object of the game.
Players try to build up personal power and wealth. They have to
penetrate the dungeon or the maze that the dungeon master has
created. This game has no cards, boards or play money. It is played
in the mind and mapped out on paper. The motivation is greed and you
can do what ever you have to do to outwit and win. If it means to
steal, rape, assassinate, trick or kill then so be it. You cast
spells, hexes or curses on the other players monsters to help over
come them. Players also have the ability to reincarnate their dead
characters and the ability to gain information by contacting the
spirit world. (just a tad of new age there) The game also uses
occult emblems. See
Signs and Symbols
So what is the problem with all of this?
Well if this were only a game to play like football, baseball ect..
there would be no problem. Most games are played on a field or
board. Here lies the problem. This and games like it are in the
field of the mind which is a very fragile thing when the wrong
things are pumped into it. In order to master this game you need to
take on characteristics of what you are playing. Most of the time
you act out what is in you, your fantasies or imagination. Lets look
at what God has to say about these things.
your fantasy's or imagination
II Corinthians 10:3,4,5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not
war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;Casting
down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against
the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to
the obedience of Christ.
Concerning the witchcraft and other things listed
Samuel I 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and
stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected
the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Deuteronomy 18:10 ,11,12 There shall not be found among you any one
that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or
that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or
a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a
wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an
abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the
LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Galatians 5:19 ,20,21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which
are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife,
seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and
such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you
in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the
kingdom of God.
What you think you become. If all this garbage gets in you mind you
can not think in a rational way. What you have to understand is
Satan is the author of all this perversion. The bottom line is he
hates your guts because we are made in the image of God (Genesis
1:27). There is a battle for your soul and it is not a battle of the
flesh as we see in 2 Cor. 10:3,4,5. Now, if Satan can get you to
reject Gods word and keep you from this knowledge that you have just
read, then he has you right where he wants you.
So much more can be said here and I am not going to dig more deeply.
More things can be listed but what is the point. This has just taken
the tip of the "ice berg" and from just what is shown any
rational person (God Fearing) can see this game is demonic.
As I stated at the beginning this is my God inspired view by his
Holy word. I would advise you to do your own research into what Mr.
Gygax has created here.
Is he in contact with some supernatural force? I do not
know.....but God does!!!!!
articles and research by Andy
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