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Does Jesus care about poker?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spinning27, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Ask your 2007 Main Event champion, Jerry Yang, who seems to think that he got all those great cards because he asked God for them.

    This will spark an interesting debate. Poker is gambling, after all. And last I heard, Jesus wasn't all that into gambling.

  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I truly do not mean to spark a religious debate, but I ask as someone who's not as Bible knowledgeable as others...

    Does the Bible actually say "Thou shalt not gamble?" I did a search on a couple of sites but found nothing specifically relating to gambling.
  3. Five to one it doesn't.
  4. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Mr. Jesus wants you all in behind those pocket tens.

  5. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Honestly, how is this all that different from a football player thanking God for allowing him to win a big game? Blah blah blah, "god-given talent," I don't care. It's still suggesting that God/Jesus give a damn about a game.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I would easily pay $20 to get that on a tee shirt.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Jesus certainly knew about bad beats
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'm not that knowledgable on the Bible these days, but I do believe there's something in it about avoiding vices. I believe gambling has come to be associated with a vice, as has alcoholism and smoking. I think it has something to do with following God and not being controlled by something else.

    That's pretty basic and perhaps someone more knowledgable than me can clean up my ham-handed explanation, but I think it's something along those lines.

    That said, I think it's just another case of Catholics taking all the fun out of life.

    Oh, and I laughed at Captain_Kirk's comment. Well played.
  10. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    God, and Jesus, cares about everything.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Jesus kicked my ass at Texas hold 'em at APSE judging last year.
  12. Jesus loves the little children.
    And pocket Aces.
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