corvetteracing
corvetteracing
Joined: Dec 31, 2013
  • Threads: 0
  • Posts: 56
February 3rd, 2014 at 3:50:55 PM permalink
Amen !! Exactly what I was saying, we are all human.
onenickelmiracle
onenickelmiracle
Joined: Jan 26, 2012
  • Threads: 212
  • Posts: 8277
February 3rd, 2014 at 3:59:37 PM permalink
Our local Catholic churches have summer festivals with all kinds of crooked horrible games, then my aunt said they don't believe in gambling, but had her own church cult I think was mainly for the tax benefits.

Religious beliefs on gambling probably have little to do with anything besides who has the power. I wouldn't mess around in an Islamic country at all unless you want to gamble your head will fly off. They are so backwards and supersticious, you better be careful.
I am a robot.
FrGamble
FrGamble
Joined: Jun 5, 2011
  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 790
February 3rd, 2014 at 6:35:07 PM permalink
You might be surprised to know that Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing Catholic dioceses in the United States. Catholicism's take on gambling is just like someone already mentioned - it is entertainment and should be treated as such. A fun way to lose or give away money that you can afford to lose or give away.

Hopefully this fights against that incorrect stereotype that religion is about fear or is not fun. Ultimately, one of the most important questions or topics we should be thinking about as a human being is; how do I find true happiness and peace? Always remember that God wants you to be happy even more than you do. The paradox of the human's pursuit of happiness is that the way to find it in this life is not found in gambling or any other form of entertainment but rather in loving and selfless service of others.
rudeboyoi
rudeboyoi
Joined: Mar 28, 2010
  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 2001
February 3rd, 2014 at 7:00:50 PM permalink
Anyone that commands me to do or not to do something does not care about my happiness. They are only caring about their own happiness. In the case of god he wants me to follow his rules so I'll be on his side during the apocalypse in the final battle between good and evil. Just typing this blows my mind that people actually believe this stuff.
rxwine
rxwine
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
  • Threads: 173
  • Posts: 10545
February 3rd, 2014 at 7:14:37 PM permalink
There's more churches in vegas than casinos. (not sure who I heard that from and haven't verified it)


Quote: DJTeddyBear


That said, I would not be shocked to learn that there are underground card rooms in Qatar..



If there are foreign workers and there is a compound, there is likely some "entertainment". Might be only bingo though. Might be some alcohol. But there will likely be something.
The Hall of Unverified Claims is a vast place with many shelves.
FrGamble
FrGamble
Joined: Jun 5, 2011
  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 790
February 3rd, 2014 at 8:57:05 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

Anyone that commands me to do or not to do something does not care about my happiness. They are only caring about their own happiness. In the case of god he wants me to follow his rules so I'll be on his side during the apocalypse in the final battle between good and evil. Just typing this blows my mind that people actually believe this stuff.



Just curious, did your parents not command you to eat your vegetables or do your homework. Were they caring only about their own happiness as they sacrificed to provide you with food, clothing, and shelter and demanded you follow their rules only for their own amusement or to get you to be on their side? Of course not. They gave you rules because they loved you and wanted you to be happy and healthy, just like God. Boy it blows my mind that people can have such misguided and screwed up images of God and actually believe that stuff.
rudeboyoi
rudeboyoi
Joined: Mar 28, 2010
  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 2001
February 3rd, 2014 at 9:11:26 PM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

Just curious, did your parents not command you to eat your vegetables or do your homework. Were they caring only about their own happiness as they sacrificed to provide you with food, clothing, and shelter and demanded you follow their rules only for their own amusement or to get you to be on their side? Of course not. They gave you rules because they loved you and wanted you to be happy and healthy, just like God. Boy it blows my mind that people can have such misguided and screwed up images of God and actually believe that stuff.



they gave me food and shelter for their happiness so they wouldnt have to worry about me getting sick or dying or whatever. i wasnt eating broccoli because it made me happy. it made them happy.
FrGamble
FrGamble
Joined: Jun 5, 2011
  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 790
February 3rd, 2014 at 9:17:32 PM permalink
So why were they happy when you were safe? Why were they happy when you ate your broccoli?
rudeboyoi
rudeboyoi
Joined: Mar 28, 2010
  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 2001
February 3rd, 2014 at 9:34:04 PM permalink
People are happy for whatever reason makes them happy. God doesn't make people happy. People make themselves happy and different things make different people happy. Smoking cigarettes makes me happy but the presence of that same smoke can make others unhappy.
Tomspur
Tomspur
Joined: Jul 12, 2013
  • Threads: 28
  • Posts: 2019
February 3rd, 2014 at 9:47:39 PM permalink
Quote: corvetteracing

It is my opinion that gambling goes across all boards, all walks of life as with anything else. We are all human, we all bleed the same, defecate the same out of the same orifice. Just my opinion.



I beg to differ....some people defecate out their mouths :)
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” - Winston Churchill

  • Jump to: