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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: August 31, 2015, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

Lotteries have millions of possible outcomes and only one per drawing so if the powers that be allowed maybe even hundreds to win every drawing it wouldn't be attributed to the results of some higher power but the results of some crooked men.  People prefer that good results of higher powers be unique to them, if it includes good results for too many, they suspect something is foul.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Well, I had to dig up the notes in a Notepad document I had saved from a discussion I had a couple of yrs. back with an online friend, but the Bible warns against loving money (1 Timothy 6:10; Hebrews 13:5) and it also warns about trying to get rich quick (Proverbs 13:11; 23:5; Ecclesiastes 5:10).  I don't think the Bible specifically mentions "gambling" but there are some instances in the Bible where it specifically refers to "casting lots" to divide up land, to choose between the sacrificial goat and the scapegoat and also when Nehemiah cast lots to see who would live within the walls of Jerusalem.  The disciples cast lots to see who would replace Judas, as well.   

    Proverbs 16:33 says, “The lot is cast in the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” I know many Christians believe in predestination and if that's the case, then God has already determined whether you'll win or not....and if He allows you to win, then how can you say He is against gambling? (Of course, He allows many things to happen that are against His will -  that's one of the reasons my own beliefs have changed.  I now consider myself an "optimistic agnostic".)

    Personally, I think gambling is like many other things we should do in moderation, no matter if you're religious or not.  To me, it's a "sin" for someone to spend money on...say, booze...when their children are going without basic needs.  I've seen people struggle with their rent just because they were making a payment on a luxury automobile.  I've seen couples have trouble making ends meet because either the wife or the husband refused to give up things they insist they "need", be it the husband's weekly poker night with the boys or the wife's regular visit to the nail salon, or thinking their kids have to have $200 sneakers because the other kids have them too.   I think the lottery is one of those things that should be the last items in a budget;  if you can afford to play and it doesn't deprive your family, then have at it.


    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometime you just might find
    You get what you need

    - The Rolling Stones

    Awesome post!!!

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      I think that it doesn't matter how lucky you are, how good of a "system" you think you have, whether you are a good or bad person ... the bottom line is that God will decide if and when you might win.

      If God wants you to win, you will ... according to his timing.

      If God does not want you to win, you will not.

      God works in mysterious ways, and has his reasons for everything, good and bad. Personally, even when bad things happen in my life, I try to look for the good that would not have happened had the bad not happened first.

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        Posted: September 4, 2015, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

        God already gave you the power to make decisions. It's all up to you now.

        Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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          Posted: September 6, 2015, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

          God already gave you the power to make decisions. It's all up to you now.

          Well mypiemaster, it would appear that the " powers to make decisions" with regard to winning the lottery for current LP members is still a dream for all of us. We await the Party moment with anticipation. You right about one thing : It is all up to us now.

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

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            Posted: September 11, 2015, 12:30 am - IP Logged

            I think that it doesn't matter how lucky you are, how good of a "system" you think you have, whether you are a good or bad person ... the bottom line is that God will decide if and when you might win.

            If God wants you to win, you will ... according to his timing.

            If God does not want you to win, you will not.

            God works in mysterious ways, and has his reasons for everything, good and bad. Personally, even when bad things happen in my life, I try to look for the good that would not have happened had the bad not happened first.

            I Agree!

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              Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:24 am - IP Logged

              Well Folks- With the jackpot riding this high, whatever spirit you pray or chant to, may the Force be with you guys and gals in bringing this jackpot down to earth before the matrix change kicks in,as they say " Hope springs eternal " . I would not mind reading that there was a two way split in this jackpot with one of the winners being a LP member. 

              Party.. As Picard would so.." Make it so!"

              ** Have a great week people.

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

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                Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                Nope, I don't believe that god or whichever higher power allots wins.

                Luck of the draw and statistics.

                Not withstanding, I will take the equivalent of $301 million dollar bills (current PB jackpot) bearing the motto "In God We Trust" that the lottery may bestow upon me.  And I would be able to publicly state the money has an association with God with great certainty!

                Big Grin Angel

                  I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                  Posted: September 30, 2015, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

                  Chiming in really late....

                   

                  As an atheist, I believe you win because of pure luck.  People think you can increase the odds by eliminating such and such numbers but they are all still 1/1000(ex of pick 3).   To me, it's weird that people played thousands and finally hit one immediately praised god (thank you god) because then what about the thousands Xs you didn't win?  Why don't you then praise god for ripping you off the loss amounts.  Anyway, to each their own I guess.  I think everyone will say and believe just about anything if they think it'll help them in any way except me and the hardcore mathematicians.  I'll throw in a buck or two on M and PB knowing I would have better chance at getting hit by lighting twice but you can't win if you don't play.

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                    Posted: September 30, 2015, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                    i  believe in the  tooth  ferry

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                      Posted: September 30, 2015, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                      wow

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                        Posted: September 30, 2015, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                        i  believe in the  tooth  ferry

                        I see you paid attention in spelling class.

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                          I see you paid attention in spelling class.

                          Lol lol  Maybe the tooth fairy take a ferry .

                          J'aime La France.

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                            When I find myself in times of trouble

                            Mother Mary comes to me

                            Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

                            And in my hour of darkness

                            She is standing right in front of me

                            Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

                            Let it be, Let it be

                            Let it be, Let it be

                            Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

                            And when all the broken hearted people

                            Living in the world agree

                            There will be an answer, let it be

                            For though they may be parted

                            There is still a chance they will see

                            There will be an answer, let it be

                            Let it be, Let it be

                            Let it be, Let it be

                            Yeah, there will be an answer, let it be

                            Let it be, Let it be

                            Let it be, Let it be

                            Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

                            And when the night is cloudy

                            There is still a light that shines on me

                            Shine on until tomorrow, let it be

                            I woke up to the sound of music

                            Mother Mary comes to me

                            Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

                            Yeah, let it be, let it be

                            There will be an answer, let it be

                            Let it be, Let it be

                            Let it be, Yeah, let it be

                            Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

                             

                            THE BEATLES, 1969

                            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

                                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                              Lol lol  Maybe the tooth fairy take a ferry .

                              Artist77- There just happens to be a Tooth Ferry up North.Google it.

                              Cheers..

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

                                 
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