College E-Sport Programs and Avatar Movies

The Post-Modern Escape from Reality


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August 28, 2023

Is this another good reason to attend college? World Magazine reports 240 universities, including Christian colleges, now sponsor e-sports programs—fake sports for gamers. Sports were supposed to be metaphor for warfare. Now, here is metaphor on metaphor, and people watch gamers play games! Avatar 1 and 2 are the first and third biggest blockbusters of all time. Video gaming, a $40 billion industry at the turn of the century, ballooned into a $260 billion industry by 2020, surpassing the music and movie industries by fifteen-fold (and the entire sports industry by more than double). It is the escape from God's reality.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.