Watchtower's view on gambling changed?

by donny 25 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • donny

    I just got off the phone with my mom and she told me my daughter had told her that the Society has recently relaxed its rules on gambling. She said something about some folks could be a card dealer and a JW. Has anyone heard anything in this regard?

  • wasblind

    Hello there Donnie,

    do you think they are sayin' if it's job related ???

    I know one sister who bragged about quittin' her

    job when she found out it had contracts with the army

    and another brother said the only job open to him

    when he was laid off was at the cigarette factory

    he turned it down flat, and he claimed they made pretty good money there

  • wasblind

    If it's true , their "trust" gettin' mighty weak

  • mrsjones5

    My parents just got a two night comp from a Reno casino they love to frequent because of glorious brunch the casino has on the weekends. Mother implied that maybe my father had something to do with it (apparently even though my father is acting like an uber jw he still loves to play the slots). I have no doubt that my mother is also still playing the California Lotto. No point in pointing it out. I just love the irony.

  • sabastious

    The Watchtower uses their funds to buy stock in businesses . They aren't only gambling in the stock market they are gambling with donated money from people who don't know where it's going. There are legitmate ways to make money in bet placing, you just have to know what you are doing, just like the stock market.


  • wasblind

    Hello there Mrs. Jones :))

    when I was a study, I was told that gamblin'

    was showin' that one was not waitin' on Jah

    gamblin' was a no-no

  • blondie

    Not in writing but I do know that elders have a way of massaging things...we saw 4 jws playing cards for money at a party for a group of jws. I was surprised and said something to an elder attending and he said it was okay if it was only for small amounts of money to make things interesting.....

  • No Room For George
    No Room For George

    There's no change in the gambling policy doctrine as Lady Luck is still outlawed. As far as working in a casino, I think its up to one's conscience so long as their specific duty doesn't involve actually dealing. It's kind of like someone who works at a corner store as a cashier, and the occasional customer comes in to play the lottery. The cashier only serves as a buffer between the State and the customer. Whereas in a casino as a dealer, one is actively participating in gambling. I guess other positions in the casino that wouldn't involve dealing, would be acceptable. I could be wrong as this isn't a question that comes up every day.

  • LostGeneration

    From the latest flock book:

    An individual continuing in employment
    directly involved with gambling or employment making
    him a clear accomplice or promoter of gambling
    would be subject to judidal action, usually after
    ing allowed time, perhaps up to six months to make
    adjustments. (w95 5/15 p. 23 par. 11; km

  • leavingwt

    Petty gambling is a reality with some, including elders. It's a Don't Ask/Don't Tell sort of thing. Raffles, football pools, etc.

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