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If you're religious, how does your religion feel about gambling?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by james01, Jun 9, 2008.

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Are you religious, does your religion allow gambling? If not, how do you feel?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2008.
  1. Religious, but my religion allows gambling

    6 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. Religious, my religion doesn't allow gambling, and it really bothers me

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. Religious, my religion doesn't allow gambling, but I don't care so much.

    8 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. not religious

    38 vote(s)
    67.9%
    Jun 9, 2008
  1. james01

    james01 Dormant account

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    I'm wondering about how religions view gambling, and how people feel about it. I was chatting with some Moslem friends and they say that Islam doesn't allow gambling.

    Please say what your religion is and whether your religious views affect your gambling.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2008
  3. bryand

    bryand Beach Bum PABnonaccred mm1

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    Hmmmm....there's a fundamentalist church in Texas, USA that condones it. ;)
     
  4. Jun 9, 2008
  5. lauram

    lauram Dormant account

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    Not religious i do believe there is after life if that helps. As far as online gambling goes as long as your not hurting anyone else then to me at least its fine.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2008
  7. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

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    While I am not religious, I was raised Roman Catholic, and there was weekly bingo in the church hall. Fornication was out, but bingo is okay, and the purchase of lottery tickets, etc. Addictions that ruin a family are out, no matter what they are, and counselling is encouraged/provided.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2008
  9. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

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    I won after a bad streak and I said "Thank Christ"
    He wasnt ther when I lost.

    Religion is man made, just like the tooth fairy. Your mamma told you not to gamble because it is bad. You went against it and saw why.

    Some religious group tells you it is bad, so what? They may have some wise wisdom like your mamma but they may also have sinister motives for making up their rules.

    Gambling is bad. Everyone knows it. You may lose your lifestyle. God would struggle to talk me into visiting his kingdom. He would have to kiss ass big time.

    To answer your question. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable. Religion is only a crutch.
     
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  10. Jun 9, 2008
  11. classymom

    classymom Well-Known Member

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    Im presbyterian - I never really asked if it is against church rules and Im not going to. I think any vice can be wrong if you get carried away. JMO :D
     
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  12. Jun 9, 2008
  13. zuga

    zuga Dormant account webmeister

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    im not religious, superstitious maybe...though i try not to be....lol :D
     
  14. Jun 9, 2008
  15. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    im southern baptist, so i know im doing wrong in the eyes of the church and maybe god, but i also know that god is a forgiving god and if we are created in his image that he has a sense of humor and is not a doom and gloom god if we gamble, drink ,ect ,gambling goes back to the biblical days when the romans liked to gamble.i thank god daily for all that he has blessed me with.it is in ones heart that they worship whom they wish and imho, its between me and the good lord and not the church and elders if i gamble or not............laurie
     
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  16. Jun 9, 2008
  17. 1819

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    gambling is good. it says so in the bible. somewhere in the back.:)
     
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  18. Jun 10, 2008
  19. Westland Bowl

    Westland Bowl Tin Foil Hat Club Member CAG PABnonaccred

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    Gambling per se is not forbidden in the Bible. But other passages would suggest to treat it like alcohol: don't take it to excess. And the point of excess should be common-sensibly determined hopefully beforehand, either by you or your overseer, guardian, or whomever.

    Prior to several years ago, I never gambled, partly because of my fundamentalist Baptist background and common-sense knowing that in the long-run, gambling by itself is a losing proposition. But when I learned about certain betting strategies, then gambling with a plan and a stopping point seemed to be alright. After much trial and error and losses, I've climbed into the plus side now.

    So I believe gambling would be a "sin" for some (most) people who gamble by hunches because they lose too much money, not necessarily that God hath said so. People who are good at it and are successful at it, it's alright. Those who gamble for fun and entertainment and can afford to lose that money, that is fine too. Guys who gamble at land-based casinos in order to ogle the female waitresses, then gambling is wrong for them. :cool:
     
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  20. Jun 10, 2008
  21. paul02085

    paul02085 Senior Member

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  22. Jun 10, 2008
  23. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

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    I think the general consensus here is common sense.

    10 Modern Commandments

    1.Thowt shalt not gamble or will be condemned in hell
    2.Thowt shalt love thy neighbor for 1hr in church a week
    3.Thowt shalt only kill to prove god loves us
    4.Thowt shalt hate false religions or gods
    5.Thowt shalt not let the church to commit child crimes
    6.Thowt shalt be christian or condemned in hell
    7.Thowt shalt suicide bomb in the name of religion
    8.Thowt shalt fear god
    9.Thowt shalt worship with no true understanding of wft?
    10.Thowt shalt gamble on the longshot there is a god, and if so, he's decent.
     
  24. Jun 10, 2008
  25. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

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    I was raised Southern Baptist so, yes, it's not big on our list of good thiings. But I always make sure to leave home early on Sunday so I can get to Shreveport before church lets out and the traffic gets bad. :D
     
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  26. Jun 10, 2008
  27. Matthew23

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    I voted 'Not Religious"

    Religions are all based upon superstitions from people whom, at the time, had no knowledge of science.

    I think religion is a dying thing. There was a time when people prayed to their god for answers to their problems.
    Now we google them :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Jun 10, 2008
  29. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever CAG MM webmeister

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    Bigoted bullshit. Not every terrorist is a Muslim.
    Timothy McVeigh was a Christian. Got a commandment for that?
     
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  30. Jun 10, 2008
  31. brutaldeluxe

    brutaldeluxe Experienced Member

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    Not every terrorist is a muslim, but all muslims are terrorists ? :D
    Kidding kidding, chiiiiiill.

    I would agree with Westland Bowl on this. Gambling is not specifically mentioned in the bible. There are times when things of chance are mentioned as happening. They cast lots in front ot the cross to divide Jesus' clothes. I think this is often used to shout down gambling.
    Gotta remember though they also cast lots to divide lands and in the book of Acts they cast lots to decide on the replacement for Judas iscariot.


    As for the people saying religion is lame and science rules everything etc and other sunch nonsense. That's a whole other debate.
     
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  32. Jun 10, 2008
  33. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    religion and politics are two subjects that dont mix well for some, they are personal issues for each of us, no person will never be right nor wrong.........best way to lose a friendship is to have those two come between you:).................laurie
     
  34. Jun 10, 2008
  35. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
     
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  36. Jun 10, 2008
  37. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    Whats the difference between "Religion" and "Superstition"?

    My opinion is that "Religions" are the beliefs of those in power, while "Superstitions" are the beliefs of those not in power...
     
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  38. Jun 10, 2008
  39. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    The casting of "lots" is gambling, so there was gambling in the bible and obviously it was approved by God or else how could it be in the bible? You know a lot of Christians say that god wrote the bible...
     

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