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matilda
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:16:01 PM permalink
Quote: ItsCalledSoccer

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor. Or something ...



You should give footnotes when you quote. Frgamble would agree. Sounds like 1st corinthians.
rxwine
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:36:58 PM permalink
In a possible related thread...

(should God play dice with the Universe?)


Church raffle, church bingo. Priests gamble. What? What's the difference?
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EvenBob
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:38:57 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

So EvenBob, you are the judge of what is productive time for a preist?



OK, tell me how flushing your money down the toilet
by giving it to the casino is productive. Tell me how
it advances careers, or gives you a higher standing in
the community.
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buzzpaff
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:40:28 PM permalink
" Not really. There's a remote chance dice setting may work. " There is a remote chance Bush and Cheney were behind 911.
EvenBob
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:41:46 PM permalink
Quote: ItsCalledSoccer

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.



Thats the quote from Paul they use as a tool
to preach against gambling.
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Nareed
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:47:14 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

" Not really. There's a remote chance dice setting may work. " There is a remote chance Bush and Cheney were behind 911.



No, because evidence demonstrates otherwise. There is also zero chance you were behind 9/11. But it is possible. I mean, they may have hired the hijackers to do what they did. It's within the realm of possibility.

The odds that ancient Hebrew myths are real are about as good as the odds that ancient Egyptian myths are real. have you read your "Book of the Dead" lately?
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buzzpaff
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:54:48 PM permalink
And how much does your heart weigh ???

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee !
ItsCalledSoccer
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September 12th, 2011 at 8:55:07 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Thats the quote from Paul they use as a tool
to preach against gambling.



Okay, so it's Corinthians. I just remembered it from a conversation a while back, no bible-plagiarism intended. For me, sometimes "creativity" = "forgot where I heard it."

But FWIW, my understanding of the saying is that you CAN do anything, but SHOULD you? If someone says it = "don't gamble," I would say it's a misuse. Also that the SHOULD part means you need to think how it will affect others.

In this case, the priest needs to think about what's okay for him and what's best for others, and let that guide him.

NB: that doesn't mean he should try to satisfy every atheist naysayer who just wants to criticize Catholicism, but to use judgment insofar as how seeing a gambling priest might affect, say, someone he knows to have a gambling problem.
buzzpaff
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September 12th, 2011 at 9:01:08 PM permalink
I have no problem with your gambling. I have always had a problem with the money wheel at The Catholic carnivals.
rxwine
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September 12th, 2011 at 9:01:16 PM permalink
If he asked whether he should start a TV ministry and solicit donations to start a mega-church so he could live in high style, I'd say, what are you, Satan?

Now, common gambling, I don't have a problem with.
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