Saturday, October 22, 2005

Don't Gamble With Your Soul

Every time I hear the words “Texas Hold’em” I feel taunted by the God-less liberal media establishment. The way they ruthlessly promote gambling to our youths is emblematic of their constant manipulation and encouragement to gamble with our souls as they sell us sex and violence and enslave our children’s minds in whoredom and filth. How dare they associate the great, God-fearing state of Texas with the corrupting influence of gambling!

"He that hastens to be rich hath an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him." Proverbs 28:22. An evil eye – that is exactly what those who engage in games of chance possess. Like an addictive drug winding its way through veins and the synapses of the brain, entangling itself with pleasure centers and choking off self control and will power, gambling takes hold of people and leads them through a gateway of sin and wrongdoing. Decadence invades the gamblers life; and it is with an evil eye that they leer and covet the world around them: women become sex, drugs are food, and houses are seedy motel rooms for a night of sin. And now the temptation is on television, as “Texas Hold’em” tournaments fill the airwaves.

But poverty shall come upon all gamblers. Consider some of America’s more notorious gamblers: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Ben Affleck, and William Bennett. They had it all – wealth and fame – yet where are they now? Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley were once great basketball players, but their insatiable appetite for games of chance has led them to oblivion and irrelevance. Instead of stars they are nothing more than gimpy old men still thirsting for the spotlight. Michael Jordan, a man who was once able to float to the basket was grounded on a losing team, eventually to be fired. And Mr. Barkley – the whole world used to hang on his every word, but now, as he’s been condemned to life of hideous obesity, he talks only to himself. Poor Ben Affleck! Once a movie star, he now only stars in the tabloids. Luckily, God has chosen to bless him with a child; but if he is not careful and continues to gamble with his soul, that child will be born retarded. William Bennett, though, shines most bright as an example of the strength and reach of gambling’s tentacles. He was once a beacon of virtue, a man who guided millions down a path of righteousness. Now, however, he has become so corrupted by the pleasures of Las Vegas, he knows not of what he speaks, spewing forth vile, evil thoughts about abortion and African Americans, thoughts better suited for Hitler. And if this poverty does not discourage those who consider a life of gambling, remember the Hell that awaits in the afterlife.

Something must be done about the spread of gambling and the scourge of “Texas Hold’em.” It threatens to infiltrate the minds of our children the way homosexual agenda and abortion have infested our culture for a generation. Already there have been numerous reports of youths stealing their parent’s credit card to play on-line poker. That is why gambling is a sin that must be punished, punished they way we punish thieves and murderers. Gamblers should be placed on a giant roulette wheel and spun around for seven days. If they continue to gamble then the ante should be upped. They should be forced to play Russian Roulette, for they are, after all, playing it with their soul.


Blogger Waitin' Til I Wed said...

That is so totally true, 'cause here in Richmond, they hold poker game nights in ALCOHOL-SERVING BARS and that shows that they are immoral or they would hold them in churches or something, right? What you may not even know 'cause it is so sad, is that there are even people playing poker on Sundays around here, this guy I know from work has a poker night on Sunday and a lot of guys go to it! And even a few girls I think! The hand of GOD will hopefully strike them down for what they do 'cause that is just so pathetic that they gamble on the holiest day of the week, what do you think?

9:23 AM  
Blogger Sirius said...

I don't smoke, drink (except on occasion), or gamble, but isn't it up to people to do what they want?

Maybe there are people who don't believe in the Sabbath, so I'm guessing we should FORCE religion on them?

Do you really think we should be oppressive? Would that really make Christians look good?

After all, look at Joan of Arc, who burned her? The Christians.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Des said...

And wasn't Joan of Arc burned for leading people in the name of God? I suppose you're going to tell me she was really a witch, leading people in bad faith... but the French won that battle, which implies that God was on their side - on the side of Joan, who was later burned for heresy (NOT as a witch, just for clarification).

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

That's all I have to say

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Judas hung himself, the surviving apostles chose his chance. (Acts, 1:26)

4:58 PM  

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