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 Post subject: Morality of betting for cash
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:31 pm 
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Is betting wrong?
Is sports betting wrong?

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 Post subject: Re: Morality of betting for cash
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:44 pm 
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It is not intrinsically wrong. Many Catholic churches have bingo, 50-50s, and other wagering games.

It can become wrong if you do it solely to make a quick buck, or if it harms your ability to meet your financial obligations.

Here is a link I found:

http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what ... -gambling/

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 Post subject: Re: Morality of betting for cash
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:58 pm 
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There is nothing morally wrong with using one's superfluous wealth to gamble, but it is not the most productive use of your money.

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 Post subject: Re: Morality of betting for cash
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:23 pm 
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The odds of winning the average Powerball lottery are the same for every ticket. No matter how many you purchase. They are approximately the same as someone randomly pointing at a specific name from a list the size of 7 New York City telephone directories.

If I had the choice of dinner and a show vs spending the same amount in a slot machine ... I choose the first option.

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i actually checked with my priest before i went to one of the sin city places where gambling was available (i was a new Catholic at the time) ... his answer somewhat rivaled zoom's ... as long as you are doing it for entertainment and the amount you use to "entertain" yourself does not infringe upon or impede your ability to meet your financial obligations then go enjoy yourself

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EtcumSpiri22-0 wrote:

If I had the choice of dinner and a show vs spending the same amount in a slot machine ... I choose the first option.

It depends on the show. If the show was Cats, I’d choose the slot machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Morality of betting for cash
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:28 pm 
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:laughhard are you referring to the play or the recently released motion picture? 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Morality of betting for cash
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:43 pm 
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I have won 50/50 drawings on a couple of occasions. Not a huge payout, but enough to buy myself dinner out once or twice.

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faithfulservant wrote:
:laughhard are you referring to the play or the recently released motion picture? 8-)


Does it matter?

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faithfulservant wrote:
:laughhard are you referring to the play or the recently released motion picture? 8-)

I mean the stage musical which I saw five years ago in London. I can’t understand why it’s so popular. The dance routines are good but I’d seen enough after about 20 minutes, it got extremely boring after that, I couldn’t wait till it was over. The songs are mediocre, only one famously good one, which in the production I saw was milked, sung three times in different parts. Worst of all, there were no characters, nobody you cared about. Compared to any other musical I have seen, it was bland, compared to, for example, Oliver!, Grease, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, too many to name apart from just one more, Guys And Dolls, to get this thread back on topic!


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 Post subject: Re: Morality of betting for cash
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:38 pm 
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Denise Dee wrote:
faithfulservant wrote:
:laughhard are you referring to the play or the recently released motion picture? 8-)

I mean the stage musical which I saw five years ago in London. I can’t understand why it’s so popular. The dance routines are good but I’d seen enough after about 20 minutes, it got extremely boring after that, I couldn’t wait till it was over. The songs are mediocre, only one famously good one, which in the production I saw was milked, sung three times in different parts. Worst of all, there were no characters, nobody you cared about. Compared to any other musical I have seen, it was bland, compared to, for example, Oliver!, Grease, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, too many to name apart from just one more, Guys And Dolls, to get this thread back on topic!



The stage production was popular because it was the first really big EVENT mega musical. It was this huge mess of spectacle in an era when even big Broadway productions were smaller. It has been compared to Star Wars or Jaws or even The Godfather, one of those huge blockbuster movies where the appeal is more the spectacle than the actual story and as a result change the entire industry.

Ever since Cats, the big mega musical has become so common that Cats no longer seems as revolutionary as it was when it was first released. After Cats, came similar mega musicals like Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon or Rent. What was revolutionary for it's time has now become standard.

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Doom wrote:
Denise Dee wrote:
faithfulservant wrote:
:laughhard are you referring to the play or the recently released motion picture? 8-)

I mean the stage musical which I saw five years ago in London. I can’t understand why it’s so popular. The dance routines are good but I’d seen enough after about 20 minutes, it got extremely boring after that, I couldn’t wait till it was over. The songs are mediocre, only one famously good one, which in the production I saw was milked, sung three times in different parts. Worst of all, there were no characters, nobody you cared about. Compared to any other musical I have seen, it was bland, compared to, for example, Oliver!, Grease, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, too many to name apart from just one more, Guys And Dolls, to get this thread back on topic!



The stage production was popular because it was the first really big EVENT mega musical. It was this huge mess of spectacle in an era when even big Broadway productions were smaller. It has been compared to Star Wars or Jaws or even The Godfather, one of those huge blockbuster movies where the appeal is more the spectacle than the actual story and as a result change the entire industry.

Ever since Cats, the big mega musical has become so common that Cats no longer seems as revolutionary as it was when it was first released. After Cats, came similar mega musicals like Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon or Rent. What was February story the time is not become standard.

That all made sense up until the last sentence. :scratch:


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Cats (as a Broadway musical) might also seem kind of dated now - it made sense in the era of spandex, leg warmers, and big hair. Still, I wouldn't mind seeing it.

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Denise Dee wrote:
Doom wrote:
Denise Dee wrote:
faithfulservant wrote:
:laughhard are you referring to the play or the recently released motion picture? 8-)

I mean the stage musical which I saw five years ago in London. I can’t understand why it’s so popular. The dance routines are good but I’d seen enough after about 20 minutes, it got extremely boring after that, I couldn’t wait till it was over. The songs are mediocre, only one famously good one, which in the production I saw was milked, sung three times in different parts. Worst of all, there were no characters, nobody you cared about. Compared to any other musical I have seen, it was bland, compared to, for example, Oliver!, Grease, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, too many to name apart from just one more, Guys And Dolls, to get this thread back on topic!



The stage production was popular because it was the first really big EVENT mega musical. It was this huge mess of spectacle in an era when even big Broadway productions were smaller. It has been compared to Star Wars or Jaws or even The Godfather, one of those huge blockbuster movies where the appeal is more the spectacle than the actual story and as a result change the entire industry.

Ever since Cats, the big mega musical has become so common that Cats no longer seems as revolutionary as it was when it was first released. After Cats, came similar mega musicals like Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon or Rent. What was February story the time is not become standard.

That all made sense up until the last sentence. :scratch:


Read it again....that was voice recognition....which even in 2020 is spectacularly bad.

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Doom wrote:
Denise Dee wrote:
Doom wrote:
Denise Dee wrote:
faithfulservant wrote:
:laughhard are you referring to the play or the recently released motion picture? 8-)

I mean the stage musical which I saw five years ago in London. I can’t understand why it’s so popular. The dance routines are good but I’d seen enough after about 20 minutes, it got extremely boring after that, I couldn’t wait till it was over. The songs are mediocre, only one famously good one, which in the production I saw was milked, sung three times in different parts. Worst of all, there were no characters, nobody you cared about. Compared to any other musical I have seen, it was bland, compared to, for example, Oliver!, Grease, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, too many to name apart from just one more, Guys And Dolls, to get this thread back on topic!



The stage production was popular because it was the first really big EVENT mega musical. It was this huge mess of spectacle in an era when even big Broadway productions were smaller. It has been compared to Star Wars or Jaws or even The Godfather, one of those huge blockbuster movies where the appeal is more the spectacle than the actual story and as a result change the entire industry.

Ever since Cats, the big mega musical has become so common that Cats no longer seems as revolutionary as it was when it was first released. After Cats, came similar mega musicals like Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon or Rent. What was February story the time is not become standard.

That all made sense up until the last sentence. :scratch:


Read it again....that was voice recognition....which even in 2020 is spectacularly bad.

It was fine until the last sentence. I used to have a Samsung galaxy phone which had terrible hilariously bad voice recognition but now I've got an iPhone which is very good as shown by this voice recognition post with no mistakes. It works well as long as you speak clearly.


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