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Title: Gambling
Post by: rastaman716 on January 06, 2013, 05:24:10 PM
I don't really know what to think of it, but what are the rasta views on gambling? i'd never heard any rasta talk about it before
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Nazarite I on January 07, 2013, 03:14:33 AM
Iditate, pray and ask Iyah what He thinks of gambling.

Blessed love
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Oskar on January 12, 2013, 05:11:46 PM
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Nazarite I on January 12, 2013, 11:10:19 PM
What does that mean?

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Post by: Oskar on January 13, 2013, 07:47:40 AM
did the i hear about the dog with the meat bone in his mouth crossing the bridge? him look down at the river and saw his own reflection of a dog with a meat bone. when him open his mouth to grab it his bone fell out.
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Nazarite I on January 13, 2013, 06:45:22 PM
What do dogs and bones have to do with gambling? Or are you just reciting some old sayings with vague meanings?
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Oskar on January 14, 2013, 04:18:14 PM
the dog had a bone yet he wanted two and ended up with none. that's what happens with gambling most of the time. it's not that the dog did gamble, it's just a story to give a hint to what may happen.
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Serenity on March 15, 2013, 03:09:14 PM
Gambling can almost be seen as greed - Nyah Binghi movement deteste the idea of money in itself.  Generally you shouldnt gamble, it takes you to a place in your mind that is not of purity.  Such as the guy with the dog analogy was going on a bout. 
Be blessed with what you have - and believe that surely Jah will give you more when the time is right.
Some people also take it to an extreme and it becomes an addiction.  People actually lose their homes, families, and any money they may have had. .  That is not good at all!!
But I guess it is down to the individual - But as for me and my house, Jah shall bless me accordingly, but Gambling?? No thank you. . .
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Knowledge on March 19, 2013, 11:38:13 AM
Money is the invention of the system and it primarily serves to keep us in thrall to them, that is why they can entice people to gamble.

I seem to recall that they use to say that "For the love of money is the root of all evil" But that is how it goes in the material world that is the babylon that we know today, a flawed design that implodes on itself even as we speak. Cah anything that is built on inequity and inequality cannot prosper forever, there comes a time when that system buckles under its own flaws, The record shows that to be a true sound.  

I agree with the sentiment that it's down to the individual, as there are far worse things happening in their world right now, if a fool wants to lose their house and tings on gambling then more the fool them, even though gambling is not merely taking a punt on the lottery of having a flutter on the horses, or dice or card games etc, There are indeed many innocent (or unwitting) people that are gambling with their houses without even knowing it by way of  mortgages  and other financial ginnalships that are taking place without them even being aware of it, just look at the sub prime crash etc  Yes I, they are those of them who gamble with your livity every day (via the stock market, and pension fund investment) So gambling is not a simple ting, it runs deep into the fabric of the system.
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Oskar on March 19, 2013, 04:23:22 PM
true what the i say here. i just would like to add one thing, the original purpose of money is to simplify the exchange of goods. nothing wrong with that until the system gamble it away.

the saying 'the love of money is the root of all evil' actually stem from greed. when people want more all the while they loose sense of the humanitarian value and respect for other people. in that sense there really is no difference if money is used in between or if there is greed for more things.

the saying ought to be 'greed is the root of all evil', yet then again there are other causes as well. greed is just one of them, even though a major one.
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Post by: Knowledge on March 20, 2013, 10:04:46 AM
Inspite of what you say, the saying is actually For the love of money.....
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Post by: Oskar on March 20, 2013, 04:09:21 PM
i know the saying. i am trying to have a deeper reasoning about the meaning instead of only repeating old information.
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Knowledge on March 20, 2013, 06:23:17 PM
By all means have the deeper reasoning, but don't confuse the issue. Seeen!!
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Oskar on March 20, 2013, 11:09:25 PM
i don't plan to add anything more at this moment. what is the confusion?
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: umas on March 29, 2013, 11:52:18 AM
With food, one ought to generally restrict oneself to consuming that which one needs..... to refrain from eating because there is food and stick to eating because of hunger......gambling falls into the catagory of trying to eat just because the food is there.
    Additionally, gambling represents an insiduous deconstruction of the internal moral framework as it forms a taxation on hope......imagine a lottery; there are 14,000,000 players, each parting company with 1....the lottery organiser takes 4,000,000 as "operating costs" thus leaving a jackpot of 10,000,000.....whilst each player hopes to win the Jackpot and thus make a profit of 9,000,999, the greatest chance is that they will be one of the 9,000,999 people who lose their investment. In all seriousness, how much thought is required to see the nonsense of gambling?
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Oskar on March 30, 2013, 06:43:39 AM
seriously there are people that eat too little too. they need to recognize their need and eat because they are hungry or maybe try to improve their hunger. i don't see what this have to do with gambling. eating too much makes one overweight, that is a simple fact. playing the lotto there is a small chance of winning and a large chance of loosing.

from a single person perspective it is a cheap price to pay 1 for a little hope of getting 10,000,000 as most people waste 1 on entertainment and that kind of money don't even pay rent. yet i don't think it is as easy too see that in the bigger scheme the one organizing the lottery is cashing in without regard to if people are winning or loosing, he is only feeding on the hope of the many.

what people ought to realize is that it is better to put their hope in honest work that pay a certain profit. this is kind of what the lotto organizer is doing only with the slight difference of engaging the multitude in risky behavior. one winner, many losers -- that is the babylon scheme right there.

so i say, stop feeding the organizer at the top with a chance for part of the spoil and start engage in real work to uplift the people.

(make i think about what i hear someone say about increase and the economy at large. buying something cheap and selling it expensive is not increase. planting a potato and reaping 10 is real increase. the harvest may spoil one time yet there are no other people loosing from it except the i own work and the next time the i will learn to improve the i skills of farming.)
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: Incense on January 12, 2014, 07:03:18 PM
 "insiduous deconstruction"
It is not your money you are Gambling, it is your soul.  When the Money is all gone you will see.
Posted on: December 03, 2013, 01:57:43 AM
Title: Re: Gambling
Post by: I-sciple. on January 10, 2017, 07:28:54 PM
A fool and his money are easily parted.