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Posted: April 16, 2010, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

I give God all the glory for this blessing that He has given to me

 

I thought God didn't believe in gambling...

Some people say gambling is a sin....but whatever!!! when i win ima think GOD too. just like she did.....Congrats to her and very smart woman....she didnt take to long to collect and she grabbed all the right people to help,handle, and manage her windfall......

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    That is a common misconception started by people who aren't religious.  There is nothing in the Bible that opposes gambling, and in fact there is hinting at the use of lotteries in the Bible.

    It is refreshing to hear people like this fortunate winner make sure to mention the one thing that transcends their Earthly wealth.

    I respectfully disagree, i think it was started by the southern baptists so they would get more tithe $$$ hahaha LOL

     

    seriously though my father was a southern baptist preacher for years and felt strongly about gambling and drinking.  I also have a feeling should I ever win a large jackpot my Christian grandmother would never accept a penny of it.

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      I respectfully disagree, i think it was started by the southern baptists so they would get more tithe $$$ hahaha LOL

       

      seriously though my father was a southern baptist preacher for years and felt strongly about gambling and drinking.  I also have a feeling should I ever win a large jackpot my Christian grandmother would never accept a penny of it.

      And many non-religious people are against gambling too. 

      Like I said, there is absolutely nothing in the Bible, and nothing in Christian doctrine, that is anti-gambling.  I don't remember seeing a commandment about gambling either.

      Many churches have bingo fundraisers and raffles and such.  Gambling, like most things in life, is fine in moderation.

      People who slam lottery winners for thanking God for their fortune are mainly non-religious people who try to create hypocracy where none exists.  It is more of a window into the soul of the accuser, rather than the accused.

       

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        Posted: April 17, 2010, 10:07 am - IP Logged

        New Jersey again?! it seems like guys there spend all their disposable income on lotto. It pay eh? nice!

        That money's gone fo ever

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          ME 2....let shoppin begin!

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            Posted: April 17, 2010, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

            I give God all the glory for this blessing that He has given to me

             

            I thought God didn't believe in gambling...

            Many men don't believe in Gambling, they don't want to spend the money on Numbers! To divede their Land, GOD had Israel Cast lots to see who would win, what part of the Land!   The CREATOR of Numbers is GOD, IF GOD did not Create Numbers we would be playing What?!!! 

            She did good in Thanking HE who CREATED the numbers, so she could play in the first Place.

            I am Happy for Mrs. McNeil  WTG!!! Mrs. McNeilPartyPlay On!!!

            forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

            Now, does it count??

             

             

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              Posted: April 18, 2010, 12:43 am - IP Logged

              I give God all the glory for this blessing that He has given to me

               

              I thought God didn't believe in gambling...

               And He certainly didn't care about the WV coal mine accident....

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                That is a common misconception started by people who aren't religious.  There is nothing in the Bible that opposes gambling, and in fact there is hinting at the use of lotteries in the Bible.

                It is refreshing to hear people like this fortunate winner make sure to mention the one thing that transcends their Earthly wealth.

                Todd ....THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

                Your comment was right on target.

                I know we have been down this road before because in the past, I have posted scriptures from the Bible concerning the "casting of lots"........

                Jesus talked more about money than he did anything else and for a good reason. 

                It is because of those scriptures as well as other biblical references that I truly believe that God is not against someone buying a lottery ticket just like He is not against someone drinking a glass of wine with dinner....

                It is the addiction (idolatry) to these things (alcohol, the love of money etc.) that the Bible speaks against. 

                If you let these things take over your life.....it will ruin you, and that is what God warns us about.

                As for this jackpot winner, this woman knows where her true wealth is....and giving HIM glory makes this win all the more sweeter.

                (She is also smart for seeking advice BEFORE claiming her win!).

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                  Posted: April 18, 2010, 2:17 am - IP Logged

                   And He certainly didn't care about the WV coal mine accident....

                  We have freedom of religion in this country and making light of someone's religious beliefs is a lowdown thing to do.

                  You wouldn't even be allowed to worship back in your country, unless it was worship of Kim il-sung or Kim jong-il.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    We have freedom of religion in this country and making light of someone's religious beliefs is a lowdown thing to do.

                    You wouldn't even be allowed to worship back in your country, unless it was worship of Kim il-sung or Kim jong-il.

                       Uh...Hello? Christianity wields massive political power in South Korea, which is my home country. And Buddhist temples own many expensive land properties.You are free to believe what you want in my home country, and SK is filled with all kinds of cults and fringe religious movements.

                     And I am an agnostic/deist. It's my strong belief that God (if exists) has no reason, intention, will to care about cosmic pond scums like us.

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                       And He certainly didn't care about the WV coal mine accident....

                      The good and the bad co-exist........

                      God says there will be trial and tribulations...but that does not mean that He does not care when they happen.

                      As far as the miners, they are like our firemen, policemen, and our armed forces....people who know the risk and yet they still step up to do the job anyway....that is bravery and courage that many of us will never display.

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                           Uh...Hello? Christianity wields massive political power in South Korea, which is my home country. And Buddhist temples own many expensive land properties.You are free to believe what you want in my home country, and SK is filled with all kinds of cults and fringe religious movements.

                         And I am an agnostic/deist. It's my strong belief that God (if exists) has no reason, intention, will to care about cosmic pond scums like us.

                        Like I said, in this country we are free to worship.

                        And keep in mind if it weren't for American forces South Korea would be under Kim jong-il and eating dogs to avoid starvation. Maybe you should thank God for that.

                        And when you say "pond scum like us" I know you're talking about your people and not Americans who fought and died to save your ungrateful asses from Communist dictatorship and starvation.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          So much for remaining a private person.  I just read another article about Ms. McNeil which discloses more personal information includng the location of her last job and the church she attends.  The press is now interviewing her neighbors, co-workers and even her pastor.  There is even this quote from her attorney: 

                          Her attorney, Perry Pittenger of Scotch Plains, said his lucky client is wary of the notoriety that can follow sudden riches.

                          "She's not one for the limelight,' Pittenger said. 'While it's wonderful in many respects, it can also be a horror. We've all heard the horror stories about the pitfalls, the scam artists. We're trying to avoid that as best we can.'

                          I don't want to sound negative and I do wish Ms. McNeil every happiness but there's something about this "very private person" thing that bothers me.  I consider myself a very private person and, if I won a big jackpot, the first thing I would want my attorney and financial advisors to do is find the best way to collect the money without putting my name out there.  Why didn't Mr. Pittenger set up a blind trust and have the money put in the trust?  Isn't that what you hire an attorney for - to protect your interest?  It just doesn't sound like Mr. Pittenger did a very good job of protecting his client's privacy. 

                          http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20100417/COMMUNITIES/100416068/Attorney-Morristown-lottery-winner-wants-to-avoid-spotlight

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                            Like I said, in this country we are free to worship.

                            And keep in mind if it weren't for American forces South Korea would be under Kim jong-il and eating dogs to avoid starvation. Maybe you should thank God for that.

                            And when you say "pond scum like us" I know you're talking about your people and not Americans who fought and died to save your ungrateful asses from Communist dictatorship and starvation.

                             I didn't mean by that, Mr. Inbred Hick.

                             

                             The pond scum means the entire life in this planet Earth. Not just you or me. Everyone and everything.

                            Those self-proclaimed American patriots are nothing but ignorant xenophobic jingoists. A real patriot is a conversationalist, not a pitbull.

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                               I didn't mean by that, Mr. Inbred Hick.

                               

                               The pond scum means the entire life in this planet Earth. Not just you or me. Everyone and everything.

                              I'll bet you look like Moe from The Three Stooges like everybody else in your country.

                              Better check the oven, the Dog Casserole might be done. I hear the Mongrel Gravy is a real treat!


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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