The title sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. It happened in S. Korea. You can read the full article here.
“The couple fed their 3-month-old daughter once a day between marathon stretches in a local Internet cafe, where they were raising a virtual child in the fantasy role-playing game Prius Online, police told local reporters Friday… The Internet has provided such people with a paradise to escape to and simply get lost in.”
What is this world coming to? We live in a world where virtual reality is more appealing than actual reality. A world where evil and greed abound and where selflessness and generosity are scarce. A world where the vast majority pursue power and fame and next to no one notices those who serve and love in secret. We live in an upside down world where wrong is called right and we are fast losing our ability to tell the difference.
There is a deep need for people to escape their present realities because we are empty and depressed… Instead of dealing with adversity and seeking truth, we’d rather pretend it isn’t there and live in an imaginary world where we are successful and powerful. All the while the real world around us is crumbling to pieces.
Christ will one day return to set things right again. I have hope in nothing else in this life. Maranatha!