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Jul 13, 2007 1:07 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
LonelyInBC31
LonelyInBC31LonelyInBC31Battle Creek, Michigan USA257 Threads 1 Polls 3,683 Posts
Can someone please explain to me why concerning religion, its not ok to gamble...yet churches have bingo????

Well, its a big debate in my city right now because we are getting a casino....so I just wanted your opinions on it!

Thanks!!
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Jul 13, 2007 1:12 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
FunGuyWithBrain
FunGuyWithBrainFunGuyWithBrainNorth Liberty, Iowa USA10 Threads 5,853 Posts
Maybe it would unveil that religion is a hoax since everybody will be praying to win but most will lose? professor rolling on the floor laughing tongue
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Jul 13, 2007 1:12 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
LonelyInBC31
LonelyInBC31LonelyInBC31Battle Creek, Michigan USA257 Threads 1 Polls 3,683 Posts
WHAT???? Not one response??? Thats scary!confused
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Jul 13, 2007 1:13 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
Cupidkiller
CupidkillerCupidkillerEdmonton, Canada27 Threads 957 Posts
ummmmm ......

Im not touching this one! wave
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Jul 13, 2007 1:13 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
LonelyInBC31
LonelyInBC31LonelyInBC31Battle Creek, Michigan USA257 Threads 1 Polls 3,683 Posts
Thats a big possibility I guess!!
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Jul 13, 2007 1:15 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
LonelyInBC31
LonelyInBC31LonelyInBC31Battle Creek, Michigan USA257 Threads 1 Polls 3,683 Posts
dunno Oh come on.....share!
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Jul 13, 2007 1:17 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
Cupidkiller
CupidkillerCupidkillerEdmonton, Canada27 Threads 957 Posts
Sorry Lonely .....

I'm afraid Im not much a religious person, nor do I gamble much ........ I just figured if your going to read a thread ..... you should atleast say something! handshake
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Jul 13, 2007 1:19 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
LonelyInBC31
LonelyInBC31LonelyInBC31Battle Creek, Michigan USA257 Threads 1 Polls 3,683 Posts
How frustrating....so many people usually defend religion....but not today huh?? I'll check later, and I do appreciate ANY responses!!
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Jul 13, 2007 1:22 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
johnmarkus
johnmarkusjohnmarkustoronto, Canada41 Threads 2,038 Posts
hypercrites that is why---if you have ever read the bible you would have read that Jesus tipped tables over and things in a church that was being used as a flea market--He said this my Fathers home why do you treat it as if it's not"canada
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Jul 13, 2007 1:23 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
omkeerpunt
omkeerpuntomkeerpuntBenoni, Gauteng South Africa1 Threads 322 Posts
Religious culture and those practising it frowns on the act of gambling. Christians feel the pain of those damaged by the aftereffects of gambling.

So in what category does playing bingo fall?
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Jul 13, 2007 1:25 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
prncss4someone
prncss4someoneprncss4someoneHopeful, Michigan USA66 Threads 9 Polls 9,743 Posts
there are books of the Bible missing,

the bible has been translated over and over again, so who

really knows what the Bible originally said?

It seems like they bring religion into it when there is no other

argument.

Everything in moderation.................angel
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Jul 13, 2007 1:29 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
johnmarkus
johnmarkusjohnmarkustoronto, Canada41 Threads 2,038 Posts
There not missing they are just unfound for reason's that go beyond humanities ability right now. canada
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Jul 13, 2007 1:31 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
SusieRR
SusieRRSusieRRnortheast, Ohio USA84 Threads 3 Polls 2,755 Posts
Yes I have an issue with that. Bingo IS legalized gambling. I never played until a few months ago, with a friend.

People (mostly women) were throwing $20's at the ticket sellers, the floor was littered with thousands of loser $1.00 tickets.

The priest was at the back of the room counting receipts. I was disheartened, and did start a thread about this.

I never really gambled at a casino until last month in Oklahoma at the Indian casinos. Again, disheartened at how many people were throwing money away and so quickly!

I'm glad there is no gambling in Ohio at this time, and I see how addicted some people can be to gambling.

I'm all for legalized pot, and for gambling (even though I'm glad there is none in Ohio). It's the personal responsibility for people to use self-control.
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Jul 13, 2007 1:33 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
johnmarkus
johnmarkusjohnmarkustoronto, Canada41 Threads 2,038 Posts
Money is the root of all evil.canada
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Jul 13, 2007 1:33 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
SusieRR
SusieRRSusieRRnortheast, Ohio USA84 Threads 3 Polls 2,755 Posts
I think it is:

LOVE OF money is the root of all evil.
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Jul 13, 2007 1:36 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
Urhotman
UrhotmanUrhotmanPottstown, Pennsylvania USA35 Threads 1,055 Posts
To me...Religion in itself is a gamble.roll eyes
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Jul 13, 2007 1:39 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
FunGuyWithBrain
FunGuyWithBrainFunGuyWithBrainNorth Liberty, Iowa USA10 Threads 5,853 Posts
Isn't religion the root of all evil? grin
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Jul 13, 2007 1:46 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
omkeerpunt
omkeerpuntomkeerpuntBenoni, Gauteng South Africa1 Threads 322 Posts
P4S Maybe you should go and make a study of the facts before you make such a sweeping statement. The subject have been exhaustively studied by many people - both believers and non-believers.

The simple fact is that many parts of the bible can be reconstructed from text that dates to hundreds of years before Christ. A good example is the qumran library where some texts were discovered that predated Christ. There are no fundamental changes in any these texts compared to those we now read. The entire New testament and the now lost proto gospel can be reconstructed from quotes that date from the first century after Christ. Yes there are "errors" and additions in the bible we now read compared to the early texts but a study of these conclusively show that there are only one fundamental change to the message of the bible.

Suggest you go and do your home work. See if you can come up with what this change is.
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Aug 4, 2007 1:53 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
LonelyInBC31
LonelyInBC31LonelyInBC31Battle Creek, Michigan USA257 Threads 1 Polls 3,683 Posts
Ok, so the correct answer is???? Or is there not one??? sigh
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Aug 4, 2007 1:55 PM CST Gambling and Religion....Yep, Im going there!
scarlets
scarletsscarletsllanelli, Dyfed, Wales UK9 Threads 1,885 Posts
im not a gambler, nor are my religious. thumbs up
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