Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion.
— Ambrose Bierce
Every few months the same controversial topics rotate back into discussion. Should it then come as a surprise that gambling has been thrown back into the limelight? Is it not absurd that whenever it comes to gambling church groups rise up in a frenzy to combat the practice with a passion all while condoning their own style of gambling? Will we see this practice repeat with poker as it did with the video machines?
In a true and just society where ideals reign king, our politicians would stand up against such hypocracy rather then bend so readily to the will of one oppressive group who chooses to impose their beliefs on others. Why is it right for churches to be allowed to continue their practice of bingo while they condemn the practice of gambling by others? If the police are sending out warnings to liquor establishments, should they not also be sending the same warnings to churches?