Would Jesus gamble?
As Chicago readies to undertake a vast expansion of gambling -- that is, if the governor goes along -- a pastor asks, "Hey, what does God think of all this gambling stuff?" Much as though he were shaking the Magic 8 Ball, the answer seems to be: "Answer unclear ... NOW CONTINUE WORSHIPPING ME!"
Ultimately, all of us have to make a judgment about our ability to moderate our intake of the material world around us. Just as some people can have a glass of wine with dinner – and stop before you end up lying naked in your tent like Noah – some people can stick to the annual “vacation” to the casino to have some fun.