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Is gambling a sin?

 
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Is gambling a sin?
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
-1 Tim 6:10

But does this mean gambling is inherently wrong, or is it the greed and lust for power/winning that overcomes our mind, thus creating sin..but is gambling in itself sinful?
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01/29/2013 05:06 PM
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
What does your heart tell you?
Be honest with yourself.
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
If you are gambling the rent, yes...
With freedom comes responsibility.

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01/29/2013 05:08 PM
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I've struggled with that question myself. As much as I love to play blackjack, I can't bring myself to go to the casino because I believe it is sin.
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
If you are gambling the rent, yes...
 Quoting: BRIEF


..and if you are religious, sinning can be a gamble. Proverbial catch 21.
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I've struggled with that question myself. As much as I love to play blackjack, I can't bring myself to go to the casino because I believe it is sin.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29232331


I know a guy that plays blackjack and uses his winnings to buy and give away Bibles...it's his hobby as he is retired.
With freedom comes responsibility.

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Every type of gambling is sinful, except the nickle slot machines. Nickle slot machines are exempt from being sinful. So... knock yourself out!
Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
In the end it doesn't even matter...
BRIEF
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
If you are gambling the rent, yes...
 Quoting: BRIEF


..and if you are religious, sinning can be a gamble. Proverbial catch 21.
 Quoting: TraderRob


Meh, if you can afford it and you aren't hurting anyone then there's nothing wrong with gambling...
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Every type of gambling is sinful, except the nickle slot machines. Nickle slot machines are exempt from being sinful. So... knock yourself out!
Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
 Quoting: ººEATºº


Nickle slots are for pussies...oh wait, I got ya now.
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Nah, we play hold em at church functions......it's all good bro as long as it's not obsessive and coming before God and family.
Wherever you go there you'll be, you can check out but you can never leave.
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01/29/2013 05:15 PM
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
What does your heart tell you?
Be honest with yourself.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33263630


my heart tells me that it isn't worth losing a relationship.. especially a cosmic one.. over petty money games.. because my mind succumbs to greed.


but can i not master this?

or is that prideful and takes me away from the bigger picture?

do i not need money to survive?

but then again, who provides me with that money?

all valid questions ^^
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I've struggled with that question myself. As much as I love to play blackjack, I can't bring myself to go to the casino because I believe it is sin.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29232331


I know a guy that plays blackjack and uses his winnings to buy and give away Bibles...it's his hobby as he is retired.
 Quoting: BRIEF


wow... now that IS INTERESTING...
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Nah, we play hold em at church functions......it's all good bro as long as it's not obsessive and coming before God and family.
 Quoting: Sig Sauer


I'm Catholic, hell even the old ladies like to play Bingo and buy pull tabs...
With freedom comes responsibility.

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Nah, we play hold em at church functions......it's all good bro as long as it's not obsessive and coming before God and family.
 Quoting: Sig Sauer
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I never gamble believing I will win. Usually I manage to break even, win a little, or lose a little and play a game for entertainment. Just playing is my objective.
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I've struggled with that question myself. As much as I love to play blackjack, I can't bring myself to go to the casino because I believe it is sin.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29232331


I know a guy that plays blackjack and uses his winnings to buy and give away Bibles...it's his hobby as he is retired.
 Quoting: BRIEF


wow... now that IS INTERESTING...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1747431


I usually give my winnings away too...I asked the pizza delivery guy the other day if he goes to the local casino...he said yeah, he likes to take his girlfriend when he can afford it...so I gave him some color as a tip, two reds is $50 :)
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I love playing the games. Im a christian. And, I could never really understand how playing these games translated to sin. I have won many times. And, everytime it was a blessing from God.

In the old testament, did they not 'cast lots'?
This is a form of gambling/chance.
And, yet they did it still.

If someone could definitively answer whether or not this is wrong or not, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I never gamble believing I will win. Usually I manage to break even, win a little, or lose a little and play a game for entertainment. Just playing is my objective.
 Quoting: Northman


but i don't like to lose, in fact, i hate to lose.. something i am learning to deal with :(
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I've struggled with that question myself. As much as I love to play blackjack, I can't bring myself to go to the casino because I believe it is sin.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29232331


I know a guy that plays blackjack and uses his winnings to buy and give away Bibles...it's his hobby as he is retired.
 Quoting: BRIEF


wow... now that IS INTERESTING...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1747431


I usually give my winnings away too...I asked the pizza delivery guy the other day if he goes to the local casino...he said yeah, he likes to take his girlfriend when he can afford it...so I gave him some color as a tip, two reds is $50 :)
 Quoting: BRIEF


very generous :)

you meat eating Ba***rd

hf

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I never gamble believing I will win. Usually I manage to break even, win a little, or lose a little and play a game for entertainment. Just playing is my objective.
 Quoting: Northman


but i don't like to lose, in fact, i hate to lose.. something i am learning to deal with :(
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1747431


Punny!
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I love playing the games. Im a christian. And, I could never really understand how playing these games translated to sin. I have won many times. And, everytime it was a blessing from God.

In the old testament, did they not 'cast lots'?
This is a form of gambling/chance.
And, yet they did it still.

If someone could definitively answer whether or not this is wrong or not, it would be greatly appreciated.
 Quoting: Muffinheadicus 17737555


must we face something to overcome it, doesn't i say its better to avoid temptation...

but the way you say it, nothing wrong with what you believe...

i just wonder if its the same for everyone, or if its individual for everyone..
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
its a sin alright, watched my moms retirement get spent in 3 months, 150k, my grandmothers cottage 5 months, 220k, grandpas retirement 2 months, 50k, grandmas retirement, 2 months 50k, 100k in credit card bills. moms house equity, 385k, 6 months, all from dear old dad, spent the 150k in his retirement also, oh almost forgot my family trust was stolen and spent, 85k, makes me sick to add it all up, poor mom has alzheimers , it was all in trust for her care, now her teeth are falling out and she lives off food from the dollar store. no help from anyone, if its not a sin then its pure evil, we knew none of this til the sheriff showed up, family trust my ass, evil and sin is powerful stuff that destroys countless families
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01/29/2013 05:29 PM
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
What does your heart tell you?
Be honest with yourself.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33263630


my heart tells me that it isn't worth losing a relationship.. especially a cosmic one.. over petty money games.. because my mind succumbs to greed.


but can i not master this?

or is that prideful and takes me away from the bigger picture?

do i not need money to survive?

but then again, who provides me with that money?

all valid questions ^^
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1747431


3 beer 4 crumbles of weed and listen to the faithless hardstyle and try .. ?

dribble
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01/29/2013 05:31 PM
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
dribble don't give your fantasys to the other standard human...?
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01/29/2013 05:32 PM
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Gambling isn't a sin, but it is stupid.
"When tyrants tremble in their fear, and hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing"

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Pretty much the only gambling I do is poker. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose. I've won a few big pots where the loser was quite choked and obviously could not aford to lose. I know they should not play if they can't afford to lose but ... I struggle with feeling bad over that.
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Every type of gambling is sinful, except the nickle slot machines. Nickle slot machines are exempt from being sinful. So... knock yourself out!
Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
 Quoting: ººEATºº


LOL!! I love nickle slots. I once won about 190.00 dollars on them. Had a great time, took my husband and son out to dinner, we had a blast.
"When tyrants tremble in their fear, and hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing"

page7
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Gambling isn't a sin, but it is stupid.
 Quoting: INK3


It's stupid if you do it to try to make extra money, because people who need extra money typically don't have the intellect to win consistently...playing the lottery is stupid, but with card games and even slot machines you have a mathematical advantage...
With freedom comes responsibility.

Heterosexual pride!

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Re: Is gambling a sin?
dribble don't give your fantasys to the other standard human...?
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english please
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
Every type of gambling is sinful, except the nickle slot machines. Nickle slot machines are exempt from being sinful. So... knock yourself out!
Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
 Quoting: ººEATºº


LOL!! I love nickle slots. I once won about 190.00 dollars on them. Had a great time, took my husband and son out to dinner, we had a blast.
"When tyrants tremble in their fear, and hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing"

page7
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Re: Is gambling a sin?
I knew a guy who would gamble with bibles and with the money he made he would make a trip to Henderson Nevada....
In the end it doesn't even matter...

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