beachbumbabs
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December 12th, 2015 at 10:03:29 AM permalink
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Perhaps images of churches should be avoided on a gambling themed site targeting a largely Catholic, Spanish speaking audience. It may be offensive and keep folks from engaging.



But but but...they all show up for Church Bingo night! lol....

I could be wrong about this, but my impression of mainstream Catholicism is that gambling is a forgivable sin at worst, a human means of entertainment. This in contrast to American Evangelical and some Protestant (Calvinism, Methodist) religions that condemn it here. So I'm not refuting what you said, just don't see it as an issue for them like it is here.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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December 12th, 2015 at 10:12:52 AM permalink
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But but but...they all show up for Church Bingo night! lol....

I could be wrong about this, but my impression of mainstream Catholicism is that gambling is a forgivable sin at worst, a human means of entertainment. This in contrast to American Evangelical and some Protestant (Calvinism, Methodist) religions that condemn it here. So I'm not refuting what you said, just don't see it as an issue for them like it is here.

What would Jesus/god do? IE SIN.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Ayecarumba
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December 12th, 2015 at 11:51:47 AM permalink
How about the Nazca lines Well, maybe without the damage by Greenpeace.
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December 12th, 2015 at 2:34:18 PM permalink
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What would Jesus/god do? IE SIN.



Look, you get how religion works, right? First they make a long list of stuff you shouldn't do. That's so you almost sin just for breathing, let alone anything else; then to fix it, you have to go to church and get forgiven. Build in the guilt complex by getting kids young, but any age will do as long as you agree you're guilty of something and need to get cleansed. Bonus is, you can look down your nose at everybody else you know, who's also a sinner by definition (breathing, etc.). Even if you didn't do anything, you should pray for forgiveness, because everybody's always sinning, even if they don't know it.

Then they magically forgive you, either by praying about it or doing some kind of penitence, and you're free to go, at least until you sin again. Rinse. Repeat. Support the church.

Stopping there. Probably offended enough people already.
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muleyvoice
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December 12th, 2015 at 2:39:15 PM permalink
No offense taken here. What better con has there ever been than " Original Sin". Like a baby is born guilty. What a crock!
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December 12th, 2015 at 4:55:06 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Look, you get how religion works, right?


Do you get why most of the long-standing religions were created in the first place?

Okay, some may have been invented for money (I didn't mention any by name, [insert the name of a Scientologist here]), but the ones that have been around for centuries were created because somebody had a problem with an existing church.

Lutherans? Martin Luther had something like 95 problems with the Catholic Church.

Anglicans? King Henry VIII had a problem with the Catholic Church not allowing him to get a divorce.

Catholics? (I think I have this name right) Rabbach Jeshua ben-Joseph (you probably know him better by his Greek name (Jesus) and title (Christ)) had a problem with the Jewish church (or whatever the Jewish equivalent term is).
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December 13th, 2015 at 12:30:11 PM permalink
Human beings are significance junkies. We need answers to the big questions much like we need to blame the idiot on third base for why the whole table lost. We're not comfortable with not knowing anything or that anything is just random. Religion is a convenient answer lots of tough questions. No need to think when the church can do it for us.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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December 13th, 2015 at 3:18:19 PM permalink
A number of significant statements / summations in this thread.
I am delusional, or I really saw something.
Both can be true, but the questions remain the questions.
I hope I am not the first of those reading this to find, or not, the big answers.
But I really do wish all that read my words, I wish you the best....
That might be my minus $0.02 worth, but it is the best I got.
Good luck!
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
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December 13th, 2015 at 9:54:44 PM permalink
I don't want to be anywhere near you guys when god strikes you all down with vengeance like Samuel l Jackson in pulp fiction
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