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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysEaster · 6 months ago

What do you think of this guy saying, Casinos are really "the new Pagan Cathedrals" of our time?

He says gambling is a false religion and the casinos are temples of the pagans:

"Think about it. If you believe in a loving God who watches over the world and who guides and directs your life if you walk in his ways, then this is your world view. There is a plan and there is a planner. There is a design and a purpose.

If, however, you do not believe in an all loving, all powerful God who directs the universe and directs you, then what do you have? You have a random universe governed only by natural forces. You are a cog in a machine or an animal in the jungle. This is the “ism” called fatalism.

You are subject to fate. Karma. The great wheel that turns and you will be either crushed by it or lifted up by it.

“There must be more” we tell ourselves. So we devise a goddess for ourselves. She is called Lady Luck. Luck is that extra dimension to the fatalistic world of natural forces and random chance. Lady Luck is that mysterious power that can grant us our desires. Like a fairy godmother or a fearsome witch she smiles on some and curses others.

This is the worldview of the ancient pagans. The gods are mercurial and unpredictable. They may bless you or curse you.

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    6 months ago

    I think that is absurd and stupid

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  • 6 months ago

    Only someone who's a gambling addict or fears they might become one would think that casinos have that importance in modern life. And no, it doesn't compare to pagan religion at all. Gambling occupies no central point in the life of society the way pagan religions did; as stated above, the only people in whose lives in which it plays a central role are gambling addicts who represent a tiny percentage of the population.

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  • 6 months ago

    "Think about it. If you believe in a loving God who watches over the world and who guides and directs your life if you walk in his ways, then this is your world view. There is a plan and there is a planner. There is a design and a purpose.

    then this is his plan

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  • 6 months ago

    Sounds like a typical up-tight christer.

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  • 6 months ago

    No, because if you play perfect strategy blackjack, you have approximately a 1/2 of 1% edge on the house. For every million dollars you wager, you should profit $5000. Your friend sounds like a bitter loser who's addicted to the slots.

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  • 6 months ago

    I think that the guy is just talking desperate BS.

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