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Why do people try to justify their desire to win the Lottery?

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Posted: June 17, 2007, 5:02 am - IP Logged

doubtful US Customs is a bit sticky lately..... lol  Wish I could find some Hansa again..... my favorite beer from Norway.... haven't seen it in years.  However lately my drink of choice is a nice Shirez when I actaully have time to drink. .... I know it's sounds rediculas that someone posting on the internet says they don't have time for things.... but I only post when I man the hotel at night and only to stay awake.

Heineken!

        I'm a librarian, so that's why I'm up now. They gave me the graveyard shift. You should see some of our patrons at this ungodly hour.

Un-returned books would be the least of your worries............LOL

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    Heineken!

            I'm a librarian, so that's why I'm up now. They gave me the graveyard shift. You should see some of our patrons at this ungodly hour.

    Un-returned books would be the least of your worries............LOL

    during the day I am an exotic sheep farmer. We raise an exotic breed of sheep called Barbado they are a hair sheep so no shearing and we market them as environmentally friendly lawnmowers for people who have acreages they don't wanna mow with a tractor.  Also an artist and composer of electronic music

    Only reason I want to win The Lottery is so that we can speed up our plans with our property, and get more musical toys and such.

    I reckon we need to win at least 10 Million afterall is said and done to get us where we would be in 10 years without a lottery win. However more would be good as well.

    But then again I only play when it gets that big.... here in Canada Jackpots take a bit to get that big...  only play a couple dollars until it gets to 30 million then I only play 15 a draw. But I've been winning consistanly and oddly more than the norm lately. So I know the big win is coming soon.


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      Posted: June 17, 2007, 5:40 am - IP Logged

      during the day I am an exotic sheep farmer.

      You're killing me....STOP!

      Green laugh

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        No seriously I am an exotic sheep farmer during the day.  Yeah it sounds strange at first. I could have said exotic animal breeder but then some people might think I was raising Tigers or polar Bears or some'n... lol

        thing is I don't even know how exactly it happened....  back in 1981 I was a punk rocker then later became a goth rocker.... back in Michigan where I grew up then I married a Canadian and now I live on a farm raising exotic livestock

         

        We were living in Medicine Hat and the Wife said hey you wanna move closer to Edmonton and next thing I knew we are living on a farm raising exotic sheep. I thought we were moving to Edmonton. *shrugs*

         

        funny where life takes you...

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          Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

          manzplan: "meanings of ancient words at times have multiple meanings."

          The Lottery Post has many intelligent members. For them, what "covetousness" means in Exodus 20:17 is obvious.

          manzplan: "back in 1981 I was a punk rocker then later became a goth rocker"

          Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, and The Sex Pistols....

          Well, that explains it. Roll Eyes

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            I can't find it now, but I read a news article about a couple somewhere east of the mississippi - maybe on the eastern seaboard - who won the lottery and tried to tithe to their church.  They were denounced as sinners, the tithe was refused, and they were ostracized in their community.  Many Christian churches DO believe gambling is a sin.  Mormons also believe it's a sin.

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              It doesn't matter what "churches" believe...what matters is what GOD has stated.

              It is GOD...not the "church", who is the Ultimate Judge.

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                It doesn't matter what "churches" believe...what matters is what GOD has stated.

                It is GOD...not the "church", who is the Ultimate Judge.

                I agree 1000%.  But the argument here relates to what people think, and people tend to think what their church tells them is the truth.  And perhaps that's why they think they have to justify their win or get god to allow them to win by saying they'll do "good" with the money.  

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                  Posted: June 17, 2007, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                  Yes, in the church, there are MANY instances of "the blind leading the blind", which is why Jesus said:

                  Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

                  16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

                  17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

                  18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

                  19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

                  20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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                  My argument was with manzplan's assertion that in the bible, the word covetousness covers gambling. I posted God's commandment in Exodus 20:17 to show that that is not true.

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                    "My argument was with manzplan's assertion that in the bible, the word covetousness covers gambling.  I posted God's commandment in Exodus 20:17 to show that is not true."

                    Oh, I see.   So what are the religions that assert that god says gambling is a sin using to justify that belief?

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                      Posted: June 17, 2007, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                      You wouldn't see those interviews on TV if that's not what they wanted you to see.

                      For some reason, it's seemingly expected of lottery winners to suddenly become philanthropic. I see the game as a challenge. IF I ever win,,, I WON. Nobody gave me the numbers or the $$$ to play.

                      You wouldn't be expected to give away your weekly paycheck... sureyou can be asked, but not expected to... Never seen a news crew at the bank asking the workers what they are planning with that whole paycheck.

                      I don'tplay the lottery to give to charity... I play the lottery because I want lots of money all at once. I want to givemy family a big beach house and whatever cars they want to drive... I want to open up a skatepark and incorporate some safety designs I came up with... I want to have a lab where I am free to develop the ideas I have to diminish our need for gas in vehicles... I want the freedom to go back to school for a degree in chemistry and electronics and possibly aero engineering. AND I want a seaplane.

                      I also don't want to work for anyone else anymore... Between the skatepark and the lab, that will occupy the time I now waste making someone else rich.

                      I have my reasons, my plan for what to do when it happens, AND a financial plan for winning various amounts... all I am missing is the winning numbers.

                      ... did I mention the recording studio in the beach house and the WALL of guitars?...

                      Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.


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                        Posted: June 17, 2007, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                        I can't find it now, but I read a news article about a couple somewhere east of the mississippi - maybe on the eastern seaboard - who won the lottery and tried to tithe to their church.  They were denounced as sinners, the tithe was refused, and they were ostracized in their community.  Many Christian churches DO believe gambling is a sin.  Mormons also believe it's a sin.

                        Yes, I believe that this could happening ... There was at least two or more Churches that has this tendency. 

                        Igreja International da Graça de Deus somehow declineated this type of proposal , even when having financial problem to pay for public TV space. Wesleyan Methodists and Catholics also share this , the strange is that not all members believed into those things.

                         

                        Even if Wesleyan Methodists would believe in the good vibrations (vibes) and could listen to the characteristic sounds. 

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                          I agree 1000%.  But the argument here relates to what people think, and people tend to think what their church tells them is the truth.  And perhaps that's why they think they have to justify their win or get god to allow them to win by saying they'll do "good" with the money.  

                          In 2003 David Rush won the Florida Lotto and donated to several charities.  One of them was the Salvation Army to which he had sent money for over 40 years.  They sent back his $100,000 donation because it was from "gambling."

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                            Posted: June 17, 2007, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                            I can't find it now, but I read a news article about a couple somewhere east of the mississippi - maybe on the eastern seaboard - who won the lottery and tried to tithe to their church.  They were denounced as sinners, the tithe was refused, and they were ostracized in their community.  Many Christian churches DO believe gambling is a sin.  Mormons also believe it's a sin.

                            I've also heard of churches and religious groups that believe not tithing a full 10% of your income before taxes is a sin too.  I don't know if their members are required to show proof of their real earnings or not. 

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
                                         Evil Looking       

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                              Posted: June 17, 2007, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                              LuckyLilly

                              Well, the Mormons don't completely believe it''s a sin or they wouldn't own casinos or invest in them.

                              They don't gamble, but they provide gambling for those who do.

                              Also, the term "gaming" instead og gambling came into vogue in the late 1980's when casinos in Vegas were all building towers (doubling their hotel space) and had to seek financing outside of Nevada. In the West that meant Salt Lake City and knowing the Mormon bankers wouldn't be real thrilled to be openly associated with gambling the casino industry came up with a more 'palatable' term, gaming. 

                              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                              Lep

                              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.