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Is playing BINGO a sin?

Discussion in 'Archived - Ethics & Morality' started by iloveadam, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. iloveadam

    iloveadam Contributor

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    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?
     
  2. flicka

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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...
     
  3. katautumn

    katautumn Wandering, not lost.

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    Oh man. If it is then there sure are a bunch of sweet little old ladies in the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary in my town going straight to hell in a handbasket. LOL
     
  4. bumblebee62331

    bumblebee62331 Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  5. katautumn

    katautumn Wandering, not lost.

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    It's a sin to win money? I figured it would only be a sin if it became an addiction.
     
  6. iloveadam

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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;)
     
  7. katautumn

    katautumn Wandering, not lost.

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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.
     
  8. bumblebee62331

    bumblebee62331 Well-Known Member

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    Yup exactly my point but said in half the amount of words :p
     
  9. iloveadam

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    wise woman, you are;)
     
  10. justanobserver

    justanobserver Still Wondering...

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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.
     
  11. savvy

    savvy I always finish what I....

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    Of course it is sin. Don't you remember the 11th commandment?
    "Thou shalt not engage thyself in the pursuit of BINGO; it is of the Enemy"
     
  12. iloveadam

    iloveadam Contributor

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    LOL~ OOokay....guess I missed that one..... :confused: :scratch: :doh:
     
  13. Jacob4Jesus

    Jacob4Jesus Dork For Jesus and Proud of It

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    Being a farmer's dog is a sin?
     
  14. Caylin

    Caylin Formerly Dracon427

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    I thought that was covered in Leviticus anyways...
     
  15. invisible trousers

    invisible trousers ~*this post promotes non-nicene christianity*~

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    Yeah. A good rule of thumb is if you enjoy doing an activity, that activity is probably a sin :)
     
  16. Abbadon

    Abbadon Self Bias Resistor - goin' commando in a cassock!

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    No, the that's the twelfth commandment, the eleventh was "All true Star Wars fans must watch Clerks. And enjoy it."
     
  17. savvy

    savvy I always finish what I....

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    ga'darnit! I always get these things confused. And here I thought number twelve was "Thou shalt kill God's enemies for trivial reasons." Oh well.
     
  18. hernyaccent

    hernyaccent single black female addicted to retail

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    Christians told me it was. Catholics told me it wasnt.
     
  19. Kroger99

    Kroger99 Senior Member

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    It's no different than anything else. Eating can be sinful. Drinking can be sinful and yes Bingo can be sinful. Walking down the street can be sinful depending on what you ar check out as you walk. ;)

    If you have extra money and you are there to have some fun and play Bingo for Entertainment purposes...I see nothing wrong with it. The pastor at the Baptist Church that I grew up in would probably disagree, but that is his problem....lol Now, if you are taking the money that is supossed to be going towards paying bills and gambling it away on anything including Bingo... The we have a problem. This is where the sin comes into play.

    I bet the horses quite a bit and I also love to play poker, and I'm quite sure that I will be spending Eternity in Heaven with my Savior, Jesus. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Abbadon

    Abbadon Self Bias Resistor - goin' commando in a cassock!

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    So most Christians told you it was, except for the Catholics.