Re: My definition of Gambling @BongoJoe
I don't know where to start with this. I assume you are replying to me.
First you where am I preaching? Let alone going to a church, why do people have to bring the magical sky fairy into everything? You do realise different people have different opinions don't you. And that what is going on here is discussion, I would not go so far as to say debate.
I don't suppose that you have your house insured, have you? After all that's you betting the insurance company that your house will burn down or flood this year.
I have to pay for my house insurance as dictated by the law of the land.
Insurance is not a gamble. It is insurance. Your not paying in an attempt to win something back. Or do you go around crashing your car, burning your house down so that you can "win"? And don't go on saying you win by not having to replace your house. I have paid money into a big hole. Do I get it back? Surely if it is a gamble I should get back what I have paid in at the end of the round/game/whatever (year say if that is the contract term) because I won?
But you are right in that insurance is a statistics assertion. There are fundamental differences between insurance and gambling but you seem unable to see them.
All of life can be summed up in statistics and mathematics. Does that make the "gambling" we are talking about any different?
But don't answer that, you've already shown your black-eyed views on the subject so why should you comment?
I've shown my views, yes, even that I gamble? You seem to fail at reading as well as comprehension, I guess you just skipped over anything that did not fit with your single tracked take on the matter.