[quote="tsering, post:2, topic:230711"]
Here is an excerpt from a gambling website:
"The Catholic church on Gambling
While Bingo is popular throughout the world as a revenue earning game that is played in churches, the Catholic Church's take on gambling has always been a paradox.
On one hand, gambling is strictly forbidden as is written in the New Testament, Corinthians 1:36 "And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]." This excerpt outlines clearly the biblical commandment against gambling of any forms. The edict is actually against ill-gotten gains.
On the other hand, the Church accept donations from the gambling industry, be it in the form of money or services provided. Furthermore, it was a Catholic priest who first introduced Bingo into church basements, in order to raise money for his parish.
The Church has yet to address these issues, as few believers have even asked them yet. In the event of a theological crisis between the church and the bare facts of reality, as is inevitable as the years go by and the Church loses more and more of its power, many people will be faced with the question whether to continue to pray in a hypocritically church that deals out double standards on every issue, or be free to worship their own deity, whomever that may be, and practice gambling in the best online casino at the same time."
I fail to see where that passage from Corinthians has anything to do with gambling.