The writer gave Scriptures concerning gambling, and he went on to say "there are two primary motives for gambling — greed and desperation. Very few gamble only for entertainment." Near the middle of the first page he went on to say, "One popular argument is that while gambling is clearly wrong, people are going to do it anyway so we should at least reap the benefit of tax revenues." And, "If we can't stop it, tax it. Why not apply the same logic to other immoral crimes such as drug sales, prostitution and the like? There are many profitable illegal activities we could tap into if money is our primary objective."
Some people say if you play the stock market it's the same thing. Yes, while you are trying to make a profit in the markets, you are normally buying into a company that has or should have value. If investors stop investing, we are truly headed for real trouble.
What we need to do is pray for the leaders of the companies as well as the leaders of the unions that represent the workers if the company has organized labor. Morality and accountability for all leaders is just what the great physician has prescribed in writing.
People, wake up. Hasn't God gotten our attention yet? Greed is what has gotten us into this economic chaos now. Is anyone out there?
William Rodney Rich