How Far Should Christians Fight Against Cheaters?

ChurchMag | 2/12/2018 | Jeremy Smith
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Cheating is bad.

Every Christian would be in agreement with the generalized statement. But this last month, we were given a uniquely situational issue that has some wondering if we go too far with punishing cheaters.

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I wonder as Christians if we should join the fight against cheaters, and if so, how far we should take part in it?

TheVerge.com covered a story about how a 14-year-old was cheating on Fortnite, a not-so-subtle PUBG rip off with a more cartoonish look to it. The story has two very key points to this that make the issue tricky. The 14-year-old created more than one video on how to not only find, but install and use the hack to cheat at Fortnite which promotes using this on the platform. In response, Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, has requested the video be taken down. Due to not only copyright law, but YouTube’s own standards, the company has had to sue the child to continue to the process of getting the video removed as well as maintain it is attempting to protect the copyright, two things the company is forced to do to protect its intellectual property.

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Even more fun, the mother of the child apparently has the legal training of some sort and is planning to fight the lawsuit in court. But this makes for a very difficult ethical question for Christian gamers who are seeing the process unfold. Who do you support and why do you take that stance?

As Christians, cheating is a sin. It’s literally defined as “act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination.” That unfair act to gain power, that is literally what the first sin in the Bible was about. Satan attempted to cheat by hurting God...
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