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I was raised Baptist/Methodist (Baptist church 1st and 3rd Sundays--Methodist church 2nd and 4th Sundays)I think God wants me to have good things--including money. The lottery is a legal way of doing that.  Play within your means until you get lucky.

I don't think God manipulates ping pong balls so one person or another will win.

You make a good argument. It's possible for a lottery winner to stop attending church after winning as well. 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    I was raised Baptist/Methodist (Baptist church 1st and 3rd Sundays--Methodist church 2nd and 4th Sundays)I think God wants me to have good things--including money. The lottery is a legal way of doing that.  Play within your means until you get lucky.

    I don't think God manipulates ping pong balls so one person or another will win.

    This is really a tough question .........even if you go search in the bible. If u ask me my opinion I do believe a higher hand is responsible. If God can stop the trajectory of an missile in the sky -why cant he change ping pong balls?.The bible also go in depths about a cursed person.Will that cursed person ever have luck? This was a very good question Noise-gate well done Sir.  Not forcing religion down anyone's throat but I have never heard of an atheist winning a lottery ? Please inform me if I am wrong ? Like I said its such a difficult question to answer yet we al try our luck

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      This is really a tough question .........even if you go search in the bible. If u ask me my opinion I do believe a higher hand is responsible. If God can stop the trajectory of an missile in the sky -why cant he change ping pong balls?.The bible also go in depths about a cursed person.Will that cursed person ever have luck? This was a very good question Noise-gate well done Sir.  Not forcing religion down anyone's throat but I have never heard of an atheist winning a lottery ? Please inform me if I am wrong ? Like I said its such a difficult question to answer yet we al try our luck

      One could ask the question " Why would a deity answer some prayers and not others?" Could Mr Whittaker or David Lee Edwards have said a prayer before buying their ticket, cause I did read where Jack said he was going to present a check to his church, obviously believing to some extent that God had answered his prayer. As someone who had posted earlier stated " what of pedophiles winning the lottery,  what does that say about their deity? "

      I am not familiar with God stopping a missile- when was this?

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        Noise- gate, silver lion, pickone4me and a couple of others. I had meant to post this a couple days ago but my post got accidently deleted and i got frustrated. Look, noise gate was trying to be respectful here on this topic because it is a very explosive subject. Religion can start all kinds of back and forth hell raising. About whose god or beliefs are the right ones. So noise - gate being aware of this was trying to explain his being neutral, making it about the lottery that's it. Some people need to believe in the spiritual aspects of whatever faith they ascribe to , to justify or ask for the strength to do what they are doing. Most people are not that very aware or understanding what religion's true purpose really is. It's really about you your inner being and the outer world around you. Not trying to change you into my belief, but to understand how can my faith relate to yours. So we can coexist.WinkThumbs Up BTW i am a ZEN BUDDHIST 

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          I remember reading a story about angels and in that story it mentioned that helping with lottery wins as something that angels wouldn't touch.
          The author said that praying to 'your' angel (i.e. Guardian angel) for such a thing was asking your angel to ask all the other angels getting such a request to cancel theirs out.

          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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            Whoa, you are almost the closest thing to Joseph Campbell and Hutson Smith. They were religious scholars who practiced many different religions from all over the world. Not many people can do what you do.

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              I remember reading a story about angels and in that story it mentioned that helping with lottery wins as something that angels wouldn't touch.
              The author said that praying to 'your' angel (i.e. Guardian angel) for such a thing was asking your angel to ask all the other angels getting such a request to cancel theirs out.

              But then that would apply to any prayer, no?

               

              Maybe they could take shifts.Thinking of...

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                But then that would apply to any prayer, no?

                 

                Maybe they could take shifts.Thinking of...

                Maybe--- Get a load of this..

                In the seventh century B.C.E. the tyrant of Corinth, Periander, one of the Seven Wise Men of ancient Greece, conceived a plan for constructing a canal at this narrow strip of land between the Peloponnese and continental Greece. If this increased the ship traffic, it would increase his revenue collected from tolls. Yet he abandoned his effort. Why?
                Out of fear of arousing the anger of the gods, because an oracle by the Pythia at Delphi said: “Do not furnish Isthmus with a tower, nor dig it through (make a canal through).” It is reported that this oracle had been prompted by the priests of the Corinthian temples. They feared that opening a canal for quick passage of ships would cause them to lose their rich donations and gifts because merchants would no longer have any reason to stay in Corinth.
                The possibility of a canal was revived in 307 B.C.E. by Demetrius the Besieger. But he, too, abandoned the idea when the Egyptian engineers whom he had brought to do the job assured him that there was a major problem. They said that there was a difference between the water level of the Corinthian Gulf and that of the Saronic Gulf. So they warned that upon cutting the piece of land through to make the canal, the waters of the Gulf of Corinth would pour into the Saronic Gulf, inundating the area and blotting out nearby islands.

                Wiki.

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  I remember reading a story about angels and in that story it mentioned that helping with lottery wins as something that angels wouldn't touch.
                  The author said that praying to 'your' angel (i.e. Guardian angel) for such a thing was asking your angel to ask all the other angels getting such a request to cancel theirs out.

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                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    Posted: August 15, 2015, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                    I am a Christian and I believe in the Law of Attraction. Positive thoughts can help bring positive energy and maybe even a win or two.

                    Think amongst Chaos. Play in Order.

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                      I am a Christian and I believe in the Law of Attraction. Positive thoughts can help bring positive energy and maybe even a win or two.

                      I Agree!  Also a Christian who believes in the Law of Attraction.

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                        But then that would apply to any prayer, no?

                         

                        Maybe they could take shifts.Thinking of...

                        MaximumMillions,

                        I don't think so. Prayers for healing for example are asking for healing for others or yourself, prayers for a jackpot win are shutting everyone else out of 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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                          One could ask the question " Why would a deity answer some prayers and not others?" Could Mr Whittaker or David Lee Edwards have said a prayer before buying their ticket, cause I did read where Jack said he was going to present a check to his church, obviously believing to some extent that God had answered his prayer. As someone who had posted earlier stated " what of pedophiles winning the lottery,  what does that say about their deity? "

                          I am not familiar with God stopping a missile- when was this?

                          Not all prayers will be answered -God has his own time and place and if its not the right time and HIS will your prayer will not be answered.I personally don't think an atheist or a pedophile will be winning the lottery? Not stepping on anyone's toes/religion.That's just my opinion -I might be wrong. Just a little snippet from a newspaper where a terrorist explained how they saw their missiles not hitting the targets with "Israel's God's intervention

                           

                          We all have fate and if its God's will for our lives it will happen -if its not hiss WILL it wont happen. If God can change a missile's trajectory in the air -why cant he change ping pong balls if it is HIS WILL ?

                          Big Smile

                           

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                            Not all prayers will be answered -God has his own time and place and if its not the right time and HIS will your prayer will not be answered.I personally don't think an atheist or a pedophile will be winning the lottery? Not stepping on anyone's toes/religion.That's just my opinion -I might be wrong. Just a little snippet from a newspaper where a terrorist explained how they saw their missiles not hitting the targets with "Israel's God's intervention

                             

                            We all have fate and if its God's will for our lives it will happen -if its not hiss WILL it wont happen. If God can change a missile's trajectory in the air -why cant he change ping pong balls if it is HIS WILL ?

                            AGREE!

                            (Btw...I too kept this news story; it was and still is awesome!!!)

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                              I believe, God has everything to do with it. I invite him in to all part of my life. Including when I play the lottery, I asks for him to guide me. I tithe from whatever I won. I give thanks for even before I receive it, Then thanks again when I receive. Then when I use the money, I say a prayer for the people who are about to receive it , for everybody that come in contact with the money, that they maybe blessed also.

                              Love your post as I do the same thing!!!

                              Thanks for sharing and God bless you!

                                 
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