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Posted: January 26, 2009, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

 Sometimes I drive to downtown LA to buy some Japanese books and buy Korean art supplies. I see a lot of beggars. I can't just pass by them without giving them a dollar. It's just me. I am not really a compassionate person. I can be a mean <snip>. But I almost always give money to them. I don't care if they are fake beggars at all. I don't care if they will use the money for drugs. I just hand out a dollar bill to them.

 I was on 6th St onto 110 Freeway. A thin white girl with a hoodie was stading on a street corner with a sign. I briefly thought if she's a fake one. But she looked very desperate. She didn't particularly ask me to give money. But I just rolled down my car window and gave her a dollar bill.

 Maybe I am bragging about it. I am not sure. I don't feel the need of hiding good conduct. I am an atheist and I don't buy Biblical teachings. What I do is what I do. There's no reason to hide it unless it's a shameful one.

 On my way home I started wonder if I deserves a jackpot. Well, during the 32 years of my life I've suffered major setbacks and failures. And I suffered unimaginably horrible psychosomatic pain. And I surely know there is nothing beautiful or sacred about suffering. I was there. And there's nothing lovely about suffering.

 If I win a jackpot I'd donate to charity just to get a tax break. Well, maybe not. I don't trust charity organization after I saw an Aston Martin with a school for blind logo on it. Maybe I should run my own soup kitchen. No money. Just food and clothings. There are always unfortunate suckers out there. Somebody's gotta help them no matter what.

 

 

 

 

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    Posted: January 26, 2009, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

    If you can afford it, (no one at home will pay the price) I don't see a problem with it.   However, don't expect to be rewarded for these "good works" with a jackpot win. 

    When I win, I'd like to help finance a micro bank that gives loans to the poor to start a small business like car waxing or tailoring for a dry cleaner.

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      Posted: January 26, 2009, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

      Do you "deserve" a jackpot? 

       

      That would be like asking if one person "deserves" to get cancer.   Good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people.   

      I hope you don't think giving money to homeless people makes you a better person than someone else.  It's just that most people don't talk about it or expect to be rewarded for helping others.  They just do it.

      Oh, I want to add that I am very sorry you are suffering.  I understand what it's like to be in pain all the time and it can be overwhelming.

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        Posted: January 27, 2009, 5:44 am - IP Logged

        No one win a jackpot because they deserve it. They win it because it was their luck this time.

        You say you're an atheist, but says you deserve a jackpot like you expect some overgodly spirit will give it to you.
        I am also an atheist and don't expect to win a jackpot unless pure coincidences and luck give it to me.

        1st prizes are for the lucky ones. 2nd to 5th prize are for people with good systems (hopefully).

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          ambelamba

          You may be an atheist but you're certainly implying you believe in karma (briefly, what goes around comes around....we'll stop it short of reincarnation to come back and learn karmic lessons).

          As far as "deserving" to win a jackpot, there' are plenty of people who deserve to win a jackpot, but that's just not the way it works.

          As far as giving vagrants $1, well the law of karma will see to it that you win an occassional dollar.

          This doesn't mean to start giving street people Ben Franklins, it just means it is what it is.

          If your motivation for giving is giving a dollar so you'll win millions, you might want to rethink it.

          To understand karma, we have to understand what a karmic debt is.

          Someone goes to the grocery store and frozen pizzas are on sale, 4 for $20. They put them on the bottom of their cart, the cashier misses them, and they get out of the store with them, thinking they "got over" for $20. A few days later, they same person loses a $20 bill. (And human nature tells us that they will be furious over this). When they got the pizzas, they created a "karmic debt". The cosmos came and collected it.

          Deserving jackpots? Why didn't Mother Teresa win one every drawing?

          Why did Jack Whitaker, David Edwards, and the sex ofender in Alaska win one?

          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.

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            Posted: January 28, 2009, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

            Maybe if you stopped being an athiest and started having a little "faith" than better things would come your way. Big Grin 

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               Sometimes I drive to downtown LA to buy some Japanese books and buy Korean art supplies. I see a lot of beggars. I can't just pass by them without giving them a dollar. It's just me. I am not really a compassionate person. I can be a mean <snip>. But I almost always give money to them. I don't care if they are fake beggars at all. I don't care if they will use the money for drugs. I just hand out a dollar bill to them.

               I was on 6th St onto 110 Freeway. A thin white girl with a hoodie was stading on a street corner with a sign. I briefly thought if she's a fake one. But she looked very desperate. She didn't particularly ask me to give money. But I just rolled down my car window and gave her a dollar bill.

               Maybe I am bragging about it. I am not sure. I don't feel the need of hiding good conduct. I am an atheist and I don't buy Biblical teachings. What I do is what I do. There's no reason to hide it unless it's a shameful one.

               On my way home I started wonder if I deserves a jackpot. Well, during the 32 years of my life I've suffered major setbacks and failures. And I suffered unimaginably horrible psychosomatic pain. And I surely know there is nothing beautiful or sacred about suffering. I was there. And there's nothing lovely about suffering.

               If I win a jackpot I'd donate to charity just to get a tax break. Well, maybe not. I don't trust charity organization after I saw an Aston Martin with a school for blind logo on it. Maybe I should run my own soup kitchen. No money. Just food and clothings. There are always unfortunate suckers out there. Somebody's gotta help them no matter what.

               

               

               

               

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              create your own charity. Watch the family members. 70 percent of all big winners go broke after a period of time. Most due to family and friend. The 70 percent all had

              one thing in common. They all tried to please everone.

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                Maybe if you stopped being an athiest and started having a little "faith" than better things would come your way. Big Grin 

                 Belief without solid evidence is shaky at best. I don't like the concept of 'faith' at all.

                 And you just ruined my day for urging me to have FAITH.

                 EDIT: Well, actually I learned a very valuable lesson. I am really offended by the suggestion that I should have a faith. So I came to realize that challenging believers will offend them in the same way. Actually, I am really furious by the FAITH comment. Now I know how believers feel when someone try to debunk their faith. I hate religions but offending people into anger is a really bad thing. I should stop arguing with believers and stop talking about critical analysis on religions, especially christianity.

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                  Do what's right to you and hope karma does good in return.

                  Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and hewill eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. :P

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                    Religion has little to do with winning. The thing that all winners have in common, religious or not, is they bought a ticket.Smash

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                      ambelamba

                      You may be an atheist but you're certainly implying you believe in karma (briefly, what goes around comes around....we'll stop it short of reincarnation to come back and learn karmic lessons).

                      As far as "deserving" to win a jackpot, there' are plenty of people who deserve to win a jackpot, but that's just not the way it works.

                      As far as giving vagrants $1, well the law of karma will see to it that you win an occassional dollar.

                      This doesn't mean to start giving street people Ben Franklins, it just means it is what it is.

                      If your motivation for giving is giving a dollar so you'll win millions, you might want to rethink it.

                      To understand karma, we have to understand what a karmic debt is.

                      Someone goes to the grocery store and frozen pizzas are on sale, 4 for $20. They put them on the bottom of their cart, the cashier misses them, and they get out of the store with them, thinking they "got over" for $20. A few days later, they same person loses a $20 bill. (And human nature tells us that they will be furious over this). When they got the pizzas, they created a "karmic debt". The cosmos came and collected it.

                      Deserving jackpots? Why didn't Mother Teresa win one every drawing?

                      Why did Jack Whitaker, David Edwards, and the sex ofender in Alaska win one?

                      I Agree!

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                        Maybe if you stopped being an athiest and started having a little "faith" than better things would come your way. Big Grin 

                        Sorry to disagree lottolaughs but having "faith" doesn't change anything unless you believe in it. I've said this before on other posts. Good people win lotteries, Bad people win lotteries. Atheist, Agnostics, Christians, Jews, Muslin, Buddhist, etc. all win lotteries. I do see your point though. If you believe that "this or that" will get you "this or that" maybe just believing it or having "faith" that it will is all that YOU the individual needs to get what you want. Whatever works for you. Life is so complex and full of speculation, theories and what if's.

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                          Sorry to disagree lottolaughs but having "faith" doesn't change anything unless you believe in it. I've said this before on other posts. Good people win lotteries, Bad people win lotteries. Atheist, Agnostics, Christians, Jews, Muslin, Buddhist, etc. all win lotteries. I do see your point though. If you believe that "this or that" will get you "this or that" maybe just believing it or having "faith" that it will is all that YOU the individual needs to get what you want. Whatever works for you. Life is so complex and full of speculation, theories and what if's.

                           Yes. In UK a convicted serial rapist won a jackpot. And considering the a-religious atmosphere in UK I bet that creep is not on the faithful side. But he won a jackpot.

                           To Lottolaughs: I was a believer. I was a christian. Actually I was a really hardcore one who believed in rapture and the coming of antichrist. Now I am an avowed atheist. I know what it's like when I had a faith.

                           It was like mainlining on heroin. Or...morphine. Although I had a great fear of this christian god but I really believed that god was on my side as long as I am faithful to him. I was wrong. Dead wrong.

                           See, ex-believers are the angriest bunch. Those atheists who were raised in atheist environment are usually happy because they never experienced the 'betrayal'. Ex-believers tend to think they have been deceived completely. All the biblical promises are nothing but broken and false ones to them.

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                             Yes. In UK a convicted serial rapist won a jackpot. And considering the a-religious atmosphere in UK I bet that creep is not on the faithful side. But he won a jackpot.

                             To Lottolaughs: I was a believer. I was a christian. Actually I was a really hardcore one who believed in rapture and the coming of antichrist. Now I am an avowed atheist. I know what it's like when I had a faith.

                             It was like mainlining on heroin. Or...morphine. Although I had a great fear of this christian god but I really believed that god was on my side as long as I am faithful to him. I was wrong. Dead wrong.

                             See, ex-believers are the angriest bunch. Those atheists who were raised in atheist environment are usually happy because they never experienced the 'betrayal'. Ex-believers tend to think they have been deceived completely. All the biblical promises are nothing but broken and false ones to them.

                            I know exactly what you mean. I've known people who used to "believe" but something happened to shatter their faith and they go the opposite way. That's understandable. I didn't mean to make you angry, just meant that if you are suffering as you say,what harm can it do to believe in something "positive"? It doesn't have to be God, it can be anything. A beautiful sunrise, a flower, all the wonders of nature, yourself? It's the positivity that will bring good things to your life and it sounds like you are doing that by giving to the less fortunate. A time will come when all your good deeds will rush back to you. It might not be what you expect (it rarely is), but it will come. Smiley 

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                               Yes. In UK a convicted serial rapist won a jackpot. And considering the a-religious atmosphere in UK I bet that creep is not on the faithful side. But he won a jackpot.

                               To Lottolaughs: I was a believer. I was a christian. Actually I was a really hardcore one who believed in rapture and the coming of antichrist. Now I am an avowed atheist. I know what it's like when I had a faith.

                               It was like mainlining on heroin. Or...morphine. Although I had a great fear of this christian god but I really believed that god was on my side as long as I am faithful to him. I was wrong. Dead wrong.

                               See, ex-believers are the angriest bunch. Those atheists who were raised in atheist environment are usually happy because they never experienced the 'betrayal'. Ex-believers tend to think they have been deceived completely. All the biblical promises are nothing but broken and false ones to them.

                              Ambelamba, you have some valid points. Religion is meant to "brainwash" you. And the best way to do it is 1. When you are young 2. Put fear in you.  So I understand your thinking. I too use to follow a religion but now am free of all that. I do believe that we are not alone and we are guided somehow in life. What or who that is I don't know. I believe no "man is an island" so when we win in the lottery it's because someone has guide us there. For example if I tell you "ambelamba, you will NEVER win the lottery!!!!!" That statement I make can make you determined to work even harder to make sure you hit the lottery ( not that you will) but it can inspire you to try harder. So to every action there is a reaction. That reaction can in effect put you at the right time and right place. Whatever keeps you going in life and brings postive things in it for YOU, keep doing.

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