Sunday, September 03, 2006

betting is fun?!

While researching for my E-lang Argumentation Discourse class debate on gambling, I chanced upon the Singapore Pools' website, which had a line that read:

"Betting should be fun. It should be under your control. Do not let it control you or your life instead.

Be A Winner ! Play Responsibly !"

My eyes almost popped out of their sockets. Although it was already 12.20am, trust me, I was wide awake instantly.

Seriously, who are they trying to kid?! And since when was betting "fun". And, may I add, not only is it "fun", it "should be fun". If it isn't, something's wrong! *alarm bells ring*

I shall not attempt to launch into the vices of gambling, much less, the legalization of gambling.

It is a sad mis-fact of life that one should resort to gambling for a dose of "fun".

What's more appalling is that one is encouraged by a government-backed company, to bet.

The governement is in place to protect it's people (see Romans 13). Do pray that it will continue to do so.

1 comment:

crayon said...

hey, did you follow my footsetps not to have a tagbox? =p i removed my tagbox because it always get so untidy....

:) This sat shouldnt be a prob. i wont be available before service. we can meet for dinner and perhaps we can ask joan to join us too. she said she's coming for service this sat. or you just want to meet me?

(u can reply to my blog)