Here's the thing: A pixie stick is a tube of paper, about 8 inches long filled with sugar and food coloring. Eating just one pixie stick is going to be bad for me, It will begin to rot my teeth, and the sugar will most likely be stored as fat. If I continue eating pixie sticks, say 10 every hour, I will will begin to have a sugar imbalance, my teeth will keep rotting, I will probably start to gain weight, and may end up with diabetes. I could get addicted to the sugar so that I can't stop even if I want to. This could ruin relationships, cost my my job, and even my marriage. Why is it not a sin to eat a pixie stick, but it is a sin to buy a lottery ticket?