Really, what are we supposed to do with this?
And the problem is that our belief in our own prowess and abilities--that we can fix and do anything--leads to questions like "How is combat like my video game?" And notice the question's order. The foundational reality is...the game. We've thus exchanged the real reality we live for a reality we've made--and can bloodlessly and repetitively remake. But real life, as SO many of know, isn't remakeable. It happens. People do good and people sin. And St. Augustine reminds us that we often prefer the latter over the former because, well, we like it. That doesn't make it right.