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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Casinos are a good place to get poor quickly.
    Kinda like the lottery - a special tax on people who are really bad at math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 37818 View Post
    Hmm . . . . How do you reconcile this with the apostolic instruction, "Abstain from all appearance of evil." -- 1 Thessaloinians 5;22?
    By using a more competent translation, as well as noting that the verse is probably linked to the prior one.


    Or how do you reconcile this with the proverb, "Look not thou upon the wine . . ." -- Proverbs 23;31?
    By understanding context and not being so pedantically literal. The context is a warning against going in search of intoxication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paula View Post
    I think it would depend on what the place was like. A "bar" can range from a restaurant that serves alcohol to a place you'd likely get mugged in. This range blurs the line a bit. The purpose of the bar can also I'd imagine range from eating with drinks to socializing to entertaining business clients to just entertainment to just drinking to get drunk too. And I do wonder if some of the unease for some (please note I am not implying anyone in this conversation but am merely discussing it in the abstract) might come less from moral qualms and more from the status of the place (compare a dive bar to a cocktail lounge).

    And this topic also brings to mind a related question--what about casinos?
    That's true. It depends upon the place. A restaurant with a bar is not like a nightclub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Kinda like the lottery - a special tax on people who are really bad at math.
    That reminds me. Some people think that just because they have played blackjack for several rounds and lost, that they are due to get a winning hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxb View Post
    That reminds me. Some people think that just because they have played blackjack for several rounds and lost, that they are due to get a winning hand.
    Yup, or flipping a coin --- heads three times in a row, the next time HAS to be tails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yup, or flipping a coin --- heads three times in a row, the next time HAS to be tails!
    Just spent part of an afternoon explaining how randomness works -- for the third time -- to a friend going on a cruise next month who has a new "sure-fire" system for the roulette table.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Just spent part of an afternoon explaining how randomness works -- for the third time -- to a friend going on a cruise next month who has a new "sure-fire" system for the roulette table.
    Laughing... but there IS NO TRUTH to the rumor that you can't steer a bowling ball the way you want it to go by leaning a certain way AFTER releasing it toward the pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Laughing... but there IS NO TRUTH to the rumor that you can't steer a bowling ball the way you want it to go by leaning a certain way AFTER releasing it toward the pins.
    Exactly! Ya gotta gently wave your hand in the direction you want the ball to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Exactly! Ya gotta gently wave your hand in the direction you want the ball to go.
    no you use your legs. It is called Telebowl-kneeses.

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