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Offline walter1234

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« on: January 13, 2013, 09:16:06 AM »
Can an Orthodox Christian bet (with a very small amount of money)?
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Re: bet?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 09:20:39 AM »
Some say yes, some say no. I draw the line at $3.50...
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Re: bet?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 09:51:06 AM »
The spare change in the coin jar sifting mechanism is what is being borrowed off the federal dollar.
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Re: bet?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 10:48:39 AM »
I buy tickets for charity raffles (because my money, win or lose, goes to support good causes) and the traditional Greek New Year Eve special national lottery. That's about it. I got a kind of nudge several years ago that I was not meant to gamble, and took it seriously.
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Offline NightOwl

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Re: bet?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 07:56:31 PM »
Read Dostoevsky's The Gambler.

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Re: bet?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 09:34:53 PM »
a $10 buy-in poker game with some good friends and good beers never hurt anyone...
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Re: bet?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 12:53:52 AM »
a $10 buy-in poker game with some good friends and good beers never hurt anyone...

You'd be surprised how things you previously thought "never hurt anyone" turn out, according to the fathers, to be the source of all evil.
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