Do you gamble or participate in lottery? Is it a good or bad thing to do?

Philippines
January 6, 2007 12:21am CST
My elder sister who's very religious and I had a fight over this "gamble" issue. I said the "end justifies the means". The lottery in our country is created to help less fortunate people. So I told her, it is created to do good things. But she said it was still a gamble, a bad thing to participate in, And the Bible doesnt allow that. Wheew,I said "Oh Common, lets be practical". And I told her, how can she spread the good news to people who are less fortunate (those who doesnt have something to eat or doesnt have money for medical expenses). The best way for them to believe the religion was to fill in their material needs. If their material needs would be filled, the they would be most likely to believe that God takes care of them. (I said most likely). What do you think of her idea and my idea? Who won the argument?
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5 responses
@mahas4u (98)
• India
6 Jan 07
Life needs some Luck.. But Luck isn't whole Life.. I feel it is bad to Gamble..
• Philippines
6 Jan 07
I think...Life is a gamble, a combination of luck and misfortune.
@skyhit (390)
• Indonesia
6 Jan 07
bad thing
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
Why is it bad?
@smanipasu (350)
• India
6 Jan 07
you are right in your way. if the govt. want to help the poor they can give oportunity to work. lottery is not a correct solution to make them good.
@vdeebs (65)
• India
6 Jan 07
well its ok if it is just a hobby and has no bad impact on your pocket, dont make it a habbit.
@tomer_g (196)
• Israel
6 Jan 07
I participate in the lottery once a year only when the prize is really big. It is bot a gamble, it is a 100% loss for me, but it is an experience for me and my family to fill one form. I think that lottery is a waste of money, it wasn't created to help people, the income from the lottery forms is bigger than the jackpot, the lottery is a company, it sells a product for the people, but only a few are actually getting it. About your argument, I don't really think God cares whether you have property or not.