Monday, November 27, 2006


When people camped out for days to be able to purchase a PS3,(Playstation 3 for you who are unaware)I thought what a sad comment on our culture. People will sacrifice sleep, food and even risk their safety in order to get a game. What an incredible display of where the hearts affections are. I love to have fun, play games, watch movies etc, as much as the next person, but this was an amazing display of where our culture has gone. But today I find in my daily reading that there is a new low displayed. From the wires;

"Just how far will people go to get their hands on a new PlayStation 3? Just ask KDWB-FM, 101.3's morning show host Dave Ryan, who on Tuesday morning asked folks if they were willing to give up their baby for 24 hours in exchange for one of Sony's highly coveted video game consoles. More than a dozen people called to offer up their kids, but only a few realized it was all just a gag.
"We got more calls than we could handle," said Ryan, who referred to the practical joke as a "social experiment." "They were lined up willing to turn their kids over to strangers for a freakin' PlayStation."

People were willing to give up their babies for a day! This is not a comment on games, this is not a comment on a society that has become so shallow and thoughtless that they are driven and motivated by video games. This is a comment on the devaluing of life. This gag by the radio station has exposed how little we value life. It is not because people wanted the PS3 so bad that they were willing to give up their baby for a day, it is because they do not value life enough. No matter how much you want something you will not give up what you value greater for the thing you want. The problem is not too great a love for PS3, although that is also evident, the greatest problem we see in this event is not enough love and value for life. Unspeakably shameful!