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Is Gambling Wrong?

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

I don't call it gambling, I call it guessing the numbers.

Nothing wrong with pretending to be psychic.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

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    Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

    Crossing the street....ordering a Big Mac.....getting in your car to go someplace..... opening that bag of spinach to make a salad without rinsing it first.....we're all big gamblers!

    So you like to gamble a little money...no biggie. 

    The biggest gamble is eating right after you touch money....blech! Dead Nothing's filthier! 

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      Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

      lol...well he's not my friend but what do you think haymaker?  Should I feel guilty for what I'm doing.  It made me feel guilty, so I immediately called my grandmother because she always tells me like it is and I asked was it wrong and she said kind of, then her phone died.  If I am wrong I am wrong, but I just dont want to just justify it, if its wrong.

      No you should not,do not allow anyone to "guilt"you in to anything,

      your granny sounds like she don't have a big prob. w/it,

      just as long as you are in control,you'll be OK.

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        Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

        NO!

        Play to win!

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          Posted: March 21, 2012, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

          If gambling is wrong, then I don't want to be right (figuratively speaking of course).  I would LOVE to be right on the MM numbers on Friday.  CrazyHurray!

           

          No seriously, you shouldn't let someone else's personal/religious beliefs affect how you feel.  If you enjoy doing something and its not hurting anything (except your wallet) then I don't see what the problem is to be honest.  Life is too short to live by someone else's standards.


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            Posted: March 21, 2012, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

            If gambling is wrong, then I don't want to be right (figuratively speaking of course).  I would LOVE to be right on the MM numbers on Friday.  CrazyHurray!

             

            No seriously, you shouldn't let someone else's personal/religious beliefs affect how you feel.  If you enjoy doing something and its not hurting anything (except your wallet) then I don't see what the problem is to be honest.  Life is too short to live by someone else's standards.

            No doubt.

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              Posted: March 22, 2012, 12:31 am - IP Logged

              Definitely sounds like he was trying to steal your idea.  Guys like him make the rest of us programmers look bad.

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                Posted: March 22, 2012, 1:32 am - IP Logged

                Is gambling wrong... that is a tough question.  In and of itself?  I don't believe so.  Anything taken to extreme is bad/wrong.  Too much water you drown, too little you get dehydrated/turn to dust.

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                  Posted: March 22, 2012, 7:16 am - IP Logged


                  There is nothing wrong with gambling so long as you don't over do it, pretty much the same answer for almost everything, don't blow the rent, etc.

                  As for your programmer, people who don't do a thing don't always know what it's all about.  Good chance he did some research and found it violated some belief system he is party to.   Or he realized he couldn't do it, or it would take too much work for the price and wanted a easy way out. 

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                    Posted: March 22, 2012, 7:49 am - IP Logged

                    Gambling is the wagering of money on an uncertain event. That pretty much sums up the activities of Wall street, oil speculation, and venture

                    capital investing. Difference is some of these area's are regulated, or require you to be licensed to make those wagers.

                     

                    Other than that I see no difference. Whether you are investing in stocks, real estate, or futures; there is no guaranteed outcome. With the lottery

                    you are pitting your educated skills of number prediction, against a state run numbers racket. Professionals usually set a budget that they can

                    live with, and know when to pull back or cease altogether in rough times.   Roll Eyes  The only thing "wrong" with gambling is that we cannot be more

                    accurate in our wagering skills, and give the states a real run for their money.    Boxing

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                      Posted: March 22, 2012, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                      LP members, I receive a call today from a programmer, we discussed ideas, I wanted to know if  he would be able to put together this system that I have.  Shortly after, the intial talk, we had a skype call, I proceeded to show him what I was working with, keep in mind I thought we were about to get down to business, then all of a sudden he said, that he couldn't do it.  "His personal beliefs wouln't allow him to doing anything with respect to gambling"  I simply replied that I respect his decision , and told him thanks anyway.

                       

                      His reply had me seriously thinking, so my question to you is do you feel gambling is wrong?

                       

                      Help me out LP, because now I feel bad for doing something I enjoy.

                      HOW TO WIN THE LOTTERY BY NOT PLAYING.  SAVE YOUR MONEY.

                       

                      PLAYING THE LOTTERY MORE OFTEN FOR MORE LINES=  SPENDING MORE MONEY=  GAMBLING ADDICTION.

                       
                       
                      For all gamblers, even small-time bettors, gambling at the very least correlates with feelings such as irritation, frustration and aggravation then can worsen to agony, depression, violence and suicide. Gamblers may not always admit experiencing these feelings. However, gamblers definitely do experience these feelings. Even small-time $1 a week lottery players get irritated, frustrated and aggravated when always losing. Rarely though do gamblers only bet $1 a week even if saying that. When gamblers who say they only ever bet $1 a week, see a super jackpot getting big and bet $5, $10, $20 or more on it, then they are not $1 a week gamblers any longer. Gambling always means losing money. Usually losing more money than intended. The bottom line is that losing money and feeling all of these negative emotions is not fun, recreational or entertaining.
                       
                       
                      Every so-called moderate gambler has a gambling problem. Suppose that you are considered to be a moderate gambler. A moderate gambler will occasionally lose for example $5 at a time. So the gambling industry basically "grabs" $5 at a time from you. You would remember this for a lifetime if a thief grabbed a $5 bill out of your hand and ran away with it. What about a gambling industry "thief" who grabs $5 each time from you for a super jackpot lottery drawing? The odds are that you will never hit a super jackpot even if living many thousands of lifetimes. How about grabbing $5 a race at the horse racetrack? How about grabbing $5 a hand at blackjack? How about grabbing $5 for a few slot machine pulls? How about grabbing $5 per stock trade? How about grabbing $5 from you at other gambling activities? That occasional $5 multiplied by countless occasional times, adds up to a lot of money over the months and years. Anyone who is grabbing your money like this is a problem that must be eliminated. But the gambling industry does not want you to think this way. The gambling industry wants you to think that each occasional $5 lost gambling is fun, recreational and entertaining. The gambling industry spends millions of dollars on advertising and public relations to keep their so-called moderate gambling customers foolish and ignorant about gambling.
                       
                       
                      I STILL ENJOY PLAYING THE LOTTERY.
                       
                       
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                        Posted: March 22, 2012, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                        No doubt.

                        Someone else's standards is exactly the point here and when talking about whether or not gambling is wrong everyone has a standard and opinion on just what

                        is too much or if it's even wrong at all.

                        People against gambling due to religious beliefs are taking what is written and applying it to everything gambling, big or small....often or not....win or lose.

                        They applied what they've read to mean NO GAMBLING whatsoever...and that all forms are wrong. The GAMBLING itself is not wrong. Excess to a point where

                        you are harming yourself or anyone else is WRONG.

                        Is spending a dollar on a number instead of buying a bag of chips because your hungry wrong? Depends....do you really need the chips? Are you really that hungry?

                        If you're not starving and it's a binge buy anyway...where's the harm in spending the dollar instead on a chance to win some more money? If you lose, you lose

                        your dollar and you're out the chips too. Unless you haven't eaten in a week, you don't need the greasy, fattening chips either. So, no loss and no harm to anyone.

                        Maybe just the craving center of your brain...but, you'll get over that and be better for it anyway.

                        Now if you spend $100 and don't have food for you/your family that week....THAT is harmful to you and your family. Or if you spend the utility money and

                        do not have heat or lights, THAT is doing harm to others and yourself too because you have to live with the lousy decisions you made to overdo it...and extend

                        the misery in the cold and dark yet too.

                        EXCESS in gambling (or ANYTHING for that matter) to a degree where you are hurting others, denying others basic needs, depriving yourself of needs and

                        making others lives miserable is where the harm and sin lie. It's not gambling itself because done within reason and moderation, it should be doing no harm to

                        anyone.

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                          Posted: March 22, 2012, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                          Someone else's standards is exactly the point here and when talking about whether or not gambling is wrong everyone has a standard and opinion on just what

                          is too much or if it's even wrong at all.

                          People against gambling due to religious beliefs are taking what is written and applying it to everything gambling, big or small....often or not....win or lose.

                          They applied what they've read to mean NO GAMBLING whatsoever...and that all forms are wrong. The GAMBLING itself is not wrong. Excess to a point where

                          you are harming yourself or anyone else is WRONG.

                          Is spending a dollar on a number instead of buying a bag of chips because your hungry wrong? Depends....do you really need the chips? Are you really that hungry?

                          If you're not starving and it's a binge buy anyway...where's the harm in spending the dollar instead on a chance to win some more money? If you lose, you lose

                          your dollar and you're out the chips too. Unless you haven't eaten in a week, you don't need the greasy, fattening chips either. So, no loss and no harm to anyone.

                          Maybe just the craving center of your brain...but, you'll get over that and be better for it anyway.

                          Now if you spend $100 and don't have food for you/your family that week....THAT is harmful to you and your family. Or if you spend the utility money and

                          do not have heat or lights, THAT is doing harm to others and yourself too because you have to live with the lousy decisions you made to overdo it...and extend

                          the misery in the cold and dark yet too.

                          EXCESS in gambling (or ANYTHING for that matter) to a degree where you are hurting others, denying others basic needs, depriving yourself of needs and

                          making others lives miserable is where the harm and sin lie. It's not gambling itself because done within reason and moderation, it should be doing no harm to

                          anyone.

                          A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LOTTERY PLAYER OVER THE LONG RUN.

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                            Posted: March 22, 2012, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                            don't feel bad QuietMoney, there are MANY Christians who play ther lottery, a lot of times when they win they donate to their church so NO you shouldnt feel bad. Just don't let the Lottery consume your life. Keep playing for fun...

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                              Posted: March 22, 2012, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

                              The lotteries invented the word addiction to keep you from winning.

                              Addiction is on fast games like poker, roulette, black jack or slots.
                              It is the urge of playing every day, thinking that you can win your money back.
                              And guess what, some players really win over the casinos!
                              You can win big in the lottery, is it sure? It is up to you to pick the right numbers.

                              Don't spend more than you can afford, unless you have the winning numbers! Type