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    Default Playing cards???

    Playing cards is one of those interesting standards. I have friends who do not hold to many of the "IFB standards/convictions", yet they feel that playing cards is wrong. I have other friends who have very high standards/convictions, yet have no problem with playing cards. What are your thoughts and reasoning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDER View Post
    Playing cards is one of those interesting standards. I have friends who do not hold to many of the "IFB standards/convictions", yet they feel that playing cards is wrong. I have other friends who have very high standards/convictions, yet have no problem with playing cards. What are your thoughts and reasoning?
    i have no issue with it at all...i learned to play cribbage at 4 years old....by the time i got to kindergarten i was able to make every imaginable combo that added up to either 31 or 15...my math skills were light years ahead of anyone in my class

    As i have aged and can no longer compete athletically with my body....cards is a great way to feed the competitive spirit that burns within....i have a bunch of friends and we play hold'em every sunday after the lions game.....it is harmless..we play for a dollar a game...in my opinion it is no different than competing for a 25 dollar gift card that has only got $8.11 on it......

    I have been to vegas close to 100 times...i enjoy playing blackjack...i play at a 5 dollar table....set $100 a day that can be lost and view it as entertainment....no different than going out for a nice dinner (to a restaurant without a drive thru).... it is just entertainment...not gambling. Now if you are betting the mortgage payment...that's different...you should be shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDER View Post
    Playing cards is one of those interesting standards. I have friends who do not hold to many of the "IFB standards/convictions", yet they feel that playing cards is wrong. I have other friends who have very high standards/convictions, yet have no problem with playing cards. What are your thoughts and reasoning?
    I am still not sure what's wrong with cards. I have heard by some the whole set up is a mockery of Christ. I heard an old country song where a guy used his cards to worship.

    My family comes from tbe country in the north. In the days before TV was as commonplace as today as country folks worked their farms. The winters were long and harsh, the entertainment at family gatherings or just a family at home alone was playing cards. I just don't see the evil in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo View Post
    I am still not sure what's wrong with cards. I have heard by some the whole set up is a mockery of Christ. I heard an old country song where a guy used his cards to worship.

    My family comes from tbe country in the north. In the days before TV was as commonplace as today as country folks worked their farms. The winters were long and harsh, the entertainment at family gatherings or just a family at home alone was playing cards. I just don't see the evil in that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDER View Post
    Playing cards is one of those interesting standards. I have friends who do not hold to many of the "IFB standards/convictions", yet they feel that playing cards is wrong. I have other friends who have very high standards/convictions, yet have no problem with playing cards. What are your thoughts and reasoning?
    Another of the fundamentalist follies... much ado bout nothing.

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    Playing, Go Fish, is of the debil... puhleeze. On the other hand, playing cards and gambling away food and rent money is evil.
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    So, you're saying the context negates what the verse clearly and plainly teaches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDER View Post
    Playing cards is one of those interesting standards. I have friends who do not hold to many of the "IFB standards/convictions", yet they feel that playing cards is wrong. I have other friends who have very high standards/convictions, yet have no problem with playing cards. What are your thoughts and reasoning?
    I think you have a diverse selection of friends.

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    For what itís worth I think gambling is wrong. Its not because of a chapter and verse in the Bible, but personal conviction. I don't push this convictions on other I just practice it myself. Like any conviction you can carry it to the point of silliness & I see nothing wrong with playing cards for fun. My mom did not like "playing cards" so I did not have them as a child, but we did play Rook and UNO and many other card games. I knew several families growing up that did not allow dice in their home (very appearance of evil). Try rolling doubles in monopoly using a 1-12 spinner. What other extreme convictions do you all remember practiced by others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDER View Post
    Playing cards is one of those interesting standards. I have friends who do not hold to many of the "IFB standards/convictions", yet they feel that playing cards is wrong. I have other friends who have very high standards/convictions, yet have no problem with playing cards. What are your thoughts and reasoning?
    I was brought up without them in the house. At all. I remember being taught that they were based on tarot cards, which were used to tell fortunes. At church, we were taught against them also due to the 'appearance of evil' and the association with gambling, drinking, etc.

    I do remember my Dad's parents having friends come over and playing Rook. I got to keep score if I was spending the night and it was a big deal for me. I did not understand or learn the game, though. I just wrote down what I was told.

    Of course, at college, we all know they weren't allowed there. I never had a problem with not having them. (Using a spinner instead of dice...I did think that was a dumb rule.)

    I had never touched a deck of cards until about six years ago at a friend's house. We played a game that had nothing to do with the Joker, Ace, etc. I remember standing there thinking "We could use Old Maid cards for this." <<<<<<< WOW! That is a good HACker trait, huh?

    Since then, I have played Texas something or other, but have to have a cheat sheet at my seat to tell me things like flush, full house, etc.

    I don't own cards, but don't think they are as bad as I did as a kid.

    On the other hand, I agree with those who mentioned using them for gambling. Bad news to gamble diaper money....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teri in NC View Post
    I was brought up without them in the house. At all. I remember being taught that they were based on tarot cards, which were used to tell fortunes. At church, we were taught against them also due to the 'appearance of evil' and the association with gambling, drinking, etc.

    I do remember my Dad's parents having friends come over and playing Rook. I got to keep score if I was spending the night and it was a big deal for me. I did not understand or learn the game, though. I just wrote down what I was told.

    Of course, at college, we all know they weren't allowed there. I never had a problem with not having them. (Using a spinner instead of dice...I did think that was a dumb rule.)

    I had never touched a deck of cards until about six years ago at a friend's house. We played a game that had nothing to do with the Joker, Ace, etc. I remember standing there thinking "We could use Old Maid cards for this." <<<<<<< WOW! That is a good HACker trait, huh?

    Since then, I have played Texas something or other, but have to have a cheat sheet at my seat to tell me things like flush, full house, etc.

    I don't own cards, but don't think they are as bad as I did as a kid.

    On the other hand, I agree with those who mentioned using them for gambling. Bad news to gamble diaper money....

    A couple of things......

    if you would spend 100 dollars a night on a key west hotel....and that is entertainment (trust me i know it is)....but i want to spend 100 dollars playing blackjack...(i have a limit....i am not going to spend a nickel more) and that is entertainment....AND i have the opportunity to gain back some, none or a lot of my money....where is the difference (especially if i tithe on the increase)

    On the flush, full house thing....just remember the plumbers rule...in their business a flush is better than a full house....but theirs is the only time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doc View Post
    For what itís worth I think gambling is wrong. Its not because of a chapter and verse in the Bible, but personal conviction. I don't push this convictions on other I just practice it myself. Like any conviction you can carry it to the point of silliness & I see nothing wrong with playing cards for fun. My mom did not like "playing cards" so I did not have them as a child, but we did play Rook and UNO and many other card games. I knew several families growing up that did not allow dice in their home (very appearance of evil). Try rolling doubles in monopoly using a 1-12 spinner. What other extreme convictions do you all remember practiced by others.
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