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This is a grandmother seeking prayer for my 12-year-old grandson He is being introduced to to Dugeons and Dragons. He has not played yet, but I heard i’ts a bad thing to get into. I want to explain to him why it’s bad. Please pray for him and for me to be able to have an answer as a Christian about why we don’t  mess with things like that.

01/31/12 at 01:13 PM

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  • Jared says...

    Pat,

    I understand your concern for your grandson and am so happy to hear you take an interest in what he does. I can tell you, however, that I think Dungeons and Dragons is not something you should be worried about. It’s reputation in Christian circles got torn apart by a book published by Pat Pulling. While I do feel for her loss (she lost her son), the way she went about her book was nearly void of truth in the figures, statistics, and theology she used. Unfortunately, it gave the game a stigma it did not deserve.

    If you do feel it is and will be a problem in his life, then by all means feel free to explain to him your feelings. I played it all growing up, and as a youth minister would be fully comfortable playing it with any of the kids in my group. Unless you have uncomfortable feelings toward fantasy worlds in general, such as C.S. Lewis’ Narnia, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Harry Potter, I think you can rest easy that Dungeons and Dragons will not become a faith-damaging issue to your grandson.

    I hope this helps, and I will be praying that, whatever your decision, God will lead you both you and your grandson through it. :-)

    02/07/12 at 03:44 PM

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