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Is playing BINGO a sin?

I've been pondering this because I have gone with my mother in law a couple of times to bingo. I really dont see anything bad about it but then again I guess it can be considered a form of gambling....what do you think?
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If you enjoyed it then it's probably a sin...hehe

I didn't know gambling was considered a sin anyway but I would say NO, BINGO is not a sin...
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Originally Posted by iloveadam
I've been pondering this because I have gone with my mother in law a couple of times to bingo. I really dont see anything bad about it but then again I guess it can be considered a form of gambling....what do you think?
Gambling to me is something you play to try to win (and in the end, LOSE) money. Bingo is a sin, if they are winning money or losing money from it on a regular basis (meaning not only they play it regularly, but also that money plays a large part in the game - you can only play if you put in money (or some form of money like chips) and you must either win some or lose some to play). However, it's not if the winning person gets ... um .. a banana?
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It's a sin to win money? I figured it would only be a sin if it became an addiction.
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i agree with you on that one! Because if you aren't putting yourself in debt than its shouldnt be a bad thing
Originally Posted by KatAutumn
It's a sin to win money? I figured it would only be a sin if it became an addiction.
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LOL I remember a local news program showed this woman a few years back who won several thousands of dollars on a scratch-off lottery ticket. She was on TV with her family and the pastor from her church. When they asked her what she was going to do with the money she said she was going to give 20% of it to her church and the pastor started shouting, "Hallelujah praise the Lord!" I guess playing the lottery isn't a sin, so long as a portion of the winnings go toward a noble cause. *shrugs*

Me, personally, I see no problem with gambling in moderation. If it becomes a compulsion then gambling isn't the problem, it's the gambler. You can become addicted to everything from surfing the internet to eating. Only the person engaging in such acts can be responsible for how they use their time, efforts and money.
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Originally Posted by KatAutumn
It's a sin to win money? I figured it would only be a sin if it became an addiction.
Yup exactly my point but said in half the amount of words
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Originally Posted by KatAutumn
LOL I remember a local news program showed this woman a few years back who won several thousands of dollars on a scratch-off lottery ticket. She was on TV with her family and the pastor from her church. When they asked her what she was going to do with the money she said she was going to give 20% of it to her church and the pastor started shouting, "Hallelujah praise the Lord!" I guess playing the lottery isn't a sin, so long as a portion of the winnings go toward a noble cause. *shrugs*

Me, personally, I see no problem with gambling in moderation. If it becomes a compulsion then gambling isn't the problem, it's the gambler. You can become addicted to everything from surfing the internet to eating. Only the person engaging in such acts can be responsible for how they use their time, efforts and money.
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years ago, I remember a bumper sticker that said "Keep Grandma off the streets - legalize bingo" when the issue of bingo/gambling was put to vote in Northern CA.

So it is sin? I would say no.
 


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