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They also claim that feeding on violent images in movies or video games can increase the risk of aggression in the form of intentional verbal or physical harm to another person.

Repeated use of violent media pushes violent feelings to the surface more easily, which can lead to aggression in real-world situations with other people. The experts recommend that parents carefully monitor if and how their children use such media (Eddie Wrenn, “Violent Images in Movies, TV or Computer Games CAN Act as Triggers for Aggression, Says New Report,” DailyMail.co.uk, Aug. 29, 2012).

Though the effects of violent images in media has long been debated, those who know the Word of God can easily see that constantly feeding our minds with this kind of entertainment will lead from thought to word to behavior (see Matthew 15:18-19 Matthew 15:18-19 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
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; Luke 6:45 Luke 6:45A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
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). God tells us to instead fill our minds with positive things (Philippians 4:8 Philippians 4:8Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
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).

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