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God's Lottery

 
 
Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:52 am
Does God choose who wins the lottery?

Before you even think of answering first answer and explain what this question asks and what it does not.

Thanks, sometime sun
 
G-Thomson
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:59 am
@sometime sun,
Does your question mean, "Is even a game based on sheer luck something that is determined?"
And no, I don't think God chooses who wins the lottery. Smile
ebrown p
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 10:30 am
If so... this would be quite a bit unfair. In fact, it seems you are accusing God of cheating.

I have played the lottery at times-- if there is a class action lawsuit (on what is clearly the biggest act of fraud in history), I would like to be a part of it.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 12:02 pm
@sometime sun,
God didn't create the lottery and I very much doubt He would be concerned with the silly material pursuits of us mere mortals.
DrDick
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 02:37 pm
What the question means is entirely dependent upon one's definition of God. An individual that is a devote christian should have a much different answer than an agnostic individual. If we look at the question through a christian lense then yes, God chooses who wins the lottery.

However, given a christian perspective there is still no way to now play the system. You cannot pray to God or offer up a sacrifice and manipulate the odds in your favor. If the odds are 60 million to 1, the random numbers generated will be accurate. Sure you can analyze and try to correlate the winners with their devotion to God, but this would most likely show no significant correlation. I would be very surprised if someone could prove me wrong on this. I say this because I feel fairly confident that the lottery is not won by only good people of the earth. I'm sure there are some not so good, non-christian, non-sacrifice offering people that have won. They win because God has a plan for these unfaithful winners. I am certain he is testing your good faith to see if you truly believe in him as you see those that win squander their winnings which the faithful individual would have built a church with...or maybe the faithful individual also heads to VEGAS (part of Gods plan as well) Smile

Night Ripper
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 02:42 pm
@sometime sun,
sometime sun wrote:

Does God choose who wins the lottery?

Before you even think of answering first answer and explain what this question asks and what it does not.

Thanks, sometime sun


No, because God doesn't exist.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 02:48 pm
could god create a lottery winnings so large that even he couldn't spend it Shocked



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DrDick
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 02:55 pm
"could god create a lottery winnings so large that even he couldn't spend it"

No, because it only takes a single roll of the dice in Vegas to lose the entire sum. Of course, then again, the sum could be so large no casino would broker the roll Smile

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mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 04:52 pm
Hi Sun,
Yes, of course God does. Nothing is random. All is predestined.
xxxxx
Mark...


Before any of you jump on this post, KNOW THIS - You do not know what God is to me.
sometime sun
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 04:47 pm
@G-Thomson,
Yes it can easily mean this.
What else?
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sometime sun
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 04:48 pm
@ebrown p,
How so unfair?
How so cheating?

Thanks and nice to meet you
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sometime sun
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 04:49 pm
@Intrepid,
What do you think lottery is or means?

Thanks
sometime sun
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 04:52 pm
@DrDick,
Your response is great received.

Is it not a fundamental of Christians to not gamble?
sometime sun
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 04:53 pm
@Night Ripper,
Does the lottery then choose who wins God?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 06:06 pm
@sometime sun,
sometime sun wrote:

What do you think lottery is or means?

Thanks


It doesn't matter what I think a lottery is. A lottery is defined as a form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize.

If you are trying to use a definition other than what it actually is, you are not being honest in your question.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 06:11 pm
@sometime sun,
Hi Sun,
God does not throw dice, and nothing is coincidental.
xxxxxx
Mark...
Krumple
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 06:16 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:

Hi Sun,
God does not throw dice, and nothing is coincidental.
xxxxxx
Mark...


says a person without any quantum mechanics knowledge.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 06:20 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:
... All is predestined. ...

Ewww, that's a bit of a depressing thought, Mark! Wink Laughing

Any thoughts about karma?
Krumple
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 06:31 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:

Hi Sun,
Yes, of course God does. Nothing is random. All is predestined.


if this is true than it is pointless to carry it out. it would mean all the choices you will ever make have already been chosen, things are just running their course. the results are known so what is the point in letting it run the course?

here is an example. If god created me knowing full well that the choices i would make would be resulting in me ending up in hell or receiving damnation and nothing at all would change or alter that from happening, then what is the point in creating me? Surely if that god were omniscient it would have known prior to making me that i would never accept or adopt the idea so in effect it created me already falling into the recycling bin.

So in other words if you were making something but you knew that the end result would be "defective" and "unusable" are you going to carry it out making it? Seems rather absurd to just keep going with it. So the only conclusion I can come to, bring any sort of reasoning or rational to this is that either 1) god does not exist at all. 2) there is no such thing as predestiny.
3) that both 1 and 2 are true.
DrDick
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 06:34 pm
@sometime sun,
No, I think you are thinking of mormons, muslims, etc. There may be some christian faiths that do not condone gambling, not sure. Catholic, baptist, protestant, etc. each has different rules/customs.
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