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Posted: 2/8/2006 6:23:48 AM EDT

If anyone is interested check out CPPA National Gathering 2006.

Should be lots of fun and there are special rates for youth groups.

Shok
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:29:26 AM EDT
It is better to give than to receive
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:39:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JusAdBellum:
It is better to give than to receive




AMEN!

Shok
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:49:33 AM EDT
I would be but I'm usually not up for the "feild paint only" after a 2hour drive theres so no.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 1:19:05 PM EDT
Lol think about what would happen if there was Islamic paintball. The FBI would storm the place and take everyone down.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 1:41:13 PM EDT
I'm probably overreacting or being unreasonable but when our church youth group scheduled a paint ball event a couple of years ago I would not let my son attend. I explained my decision by saying that I felt paintball violated the most basic rule of gun handling — don't point a gun at anything you're not prepared to destroy.

I realize this view won't hold much sway in a gun forum. But I view it kind of like some people feel about viewing pornography. The problem isn't necessarily the act itself but what goes on in people's minds while they're doing it. Now, frankly, I've never played paintball so mine is clearly an uninformed position. But it seems to me that paintball puts people in a situation where they exercise thoughts of killing another human being. Again, I admit I'm probably overeacting.

I'm an avid recreational shooter. I especially enjoy my black rifle. But I'm not a SHTF/survival type gun person. I don't read self defense-type gun magazines and I don't practice tactical drills. I simply don't allow my mind to wander in those directions too much. I own guns and ammo that are appropriate for combat or defensive activities but I don't dwell on those possibiliites. Maybe it's a distinction without any difference but I guess I'm OK with a certain amount of DEFENSIVE preparation but preparing for OFFENSE doesn't seem very "Christian" to me.

As for paintball, it just seems to take the mind into more of an offensive realm than defensive. The game, as I understand it, is to attack your opponent and to "kill" him. Even though it's a game, it just doesn't seem consistent with a Christian mindset. It's always baffled me that it is such a popular activity for church youth groups.

I don't expect anyone to agree with my opinion. But I thought I'd throw it into the mix as flavor for the soup, so to speak . . .
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 1:46:54 PM EDT
I do see what you mean. Paintball is used in military training to help soldiers learn to kill the enemy. I played for Air America Factory in Chicago until a little while ago. It's fun though, can't help that!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 2:03:59 PM EDT
Our High School youth group does paintballing every two months or so..The kids love it.

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:48:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By abdulrahman:
Lol think about what would happen if there was Islamic paintball. The FBI would storm the place and take everyone down.



If it had the same intent and purpose as this event I truly doubt it.

Shok
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:06:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bladeswitcher:
I'm probably overreacting or being unreasonable but when our church youth group scheduled a paint ball event a couple of years ago I would not let my son attend. I explained my decision by saying that I felt paintball violated the most basic rule of gun handling — don't point a gun at anything you're not prepared to destroy.

I realize this view won't hold much sway in a gun forum. But I view it kind of like some people feel about viewing pornography. The problem isn't necessarily the act itself but what goes on in people's minds while they're doing it. Now, frankly, I've never played paintball so mine is clearly an uninformed position. But it seems to me that paintball puts people in a situation where they exercise thoughts of killing another human being. Again, I admit I'm probably overeacting.

I'm an avid recreational shooter. I especially enjoy my black rifle. But I'm not a SHTF/survival type gun person. I don't read self defense-type gun magazines and I don't practice tactical drills. I simply don't allow my mind to wander in those directions too much. I own guns and ammo that are appropriate for combat or defensive activities but I don't dwell on those possibiliites. Maybe it's a distinction without any difference but I guess I'm OK with a certain amount of DEFENSIVE preparation but preparing for OFFENSE doesn't seem very "Christian" to me.

As for paintball, it just seems to take the mind into more of an offensive realm than defensive. The game, as I understand it, is to attack your opponent and to "kill" him. Even though it's a game, it just doesn't seem consistent with a Christian mindset. It's always baffled me that it is such a popular activity for church youth groups.

I don't expect anyone to agree with my opinion. But I thought I'd throw it into the mix as flavor for the soup, so to speak . . .




I sort of agree with you. To me, playing paintball is like dodgeball, eliminate the opponent. Nothing more.

I think it depends on the person, their disposition, or maturity though. My teenage daughter understands the context, purpose, and differentiates between paintball fun and the real world. My son, however, is too competitive and too immature right now.

Thanks,

Shok
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