I'm putting this here to take it out of the context of the terrible events in Norway. We're all "artists" here, in my view, because that's what writers are. When we talk about banning artistic expression, we can talk in terms of games, movies, books, music, paintings, or what have you. The argument in favor of banning expression has multiple flaws, but one point where it typically falls apart when you confront a proponent of bans is when you ask who is going to make the determination about what should be banned and what should not. Of course, our pro-ban friend is generally of the opinion that it should be someone who shares the same values as them, and thus will ban only those things the pro-ban person does not like. Life, of course, doesn't work that way. If you open the door to a ban, there is someone (or a group of someones) sitting in an office somewhere deciding what is OK for you to see, read, or hear. These people may or may not share your values, and they will change over time. They may be Christians who want to use the power to ban as a means of shifting what is available in the public sphere to that value system. In spite of a previous characterization of this as somehow offensive to say, human history proves time and again that people will do this. The people deciding about the ban may be atheists. Maybe they think religion is a destructive force and all religious materials should be banned. There certainly have been many more people killed in the name of god than as a result of video games, for example. Likely, the people making the decisions will start in a manner some people think is reasonable. Going after the easy targets that are hard for people to defend. Then, over time, in the self-perpetuating manner that bureaucracies have, and feeling the necessity to justify their own continued existence and power, they'll look for other things to ban. It's a terrible idea to open the door to this sort of government paternalism, where some closeted elite decides for you and your family what you should or should not see, read, or hear. It is quite unfortunate to see any suggestion from a writer that it is a good idea.