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  1. TheOliveBranch

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    What about playing cards? You know, a full deck, king, queen, and such. I'm told real Baptists don't play cards. What do you think?
     
  2. donnA

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    I'm a baptist,and I like cards, of course can't get my husband to play anymore. He's never liked cards. I don't see anything in the bible about not playing cards.

    edited becasue of typo, this topic is about cards, not cars, although I like both.

    [ January 14, 2003, 10:38 AM: Message edited by: kate B...007 ]
     
  3. Ransom

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    TheOliveBranch said:

    I'm told real Baptists don't play cards. What do you think?

    I have heard rumours such people exist.
     
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    Which people? Real Baptists or people who don't play cards?

    [ January 14, 2003, 12:56 PM: Message edited by: russell55 ]
     
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    I grew up with that kind of legalism…

    The excuse for it was that lost people might assume that you are gambling because you use “face cards” (the traditional deck of cards). Dominos were considered the proper table game for Baptists.

    Of course in East Texas, non-Baptists often play dominos for money… :roll eyes:

    I had a hard time in childhood because even my Monopoly set was considered dangerous since there were two “loose dice” and “money” passed around in the game. Someone might think we were gambling… :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Yahtzee was even more suspect!

    Then of course you have the whole issue of playing a game where chance was involved (rolling dice/spinning a wheel/flipping card with instructions) – my childhood Sunday School teacher instructed us that we were denying God’s sovereignty every time we played a game like that.

    It reminds me of those who claim that if you don’t agree with their interpretation of the Bible that you are “calling God a liar!”

    Nonsense!

    This sort of legalism is all about appearances and not about reality. Anyone who judges his brother or sister by appearances is making false judgments and false assumptions about others!

    Why can’t we exercise a little spiritual maturity and stop this constant faultfinding?

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    I do not let my unmarried children play cards. I have taught them that they are not allowed to "hold hands" until they are married. ;) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    :eek: wow! BaptistBeliever....I couldn't have said it any better!

    I think I'll go type elsewhere...seeing as I can't say anything better than what has already been said! :eek: [​IMG]
     
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    I've heard that joked about at my church...Baptist's don't play cards...I think what it means is Baptist's don't play card games that involve gambling.

    If you're playing a game just for fun...I think it's okay.
     
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    russell55 said:

    Which people? Real Baptists or people who don't play cards?

    Baptists who believe people shouldn't play cards.

    As I have yet to encounter one, much as I have yet to encounter Sasquatch, I have grave doubts as to their existence.
     
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    I don't know if they exist anymore, but they sure used to. I was raised in a church where playing cards was frowned upon. Although, I am not sure anyone actually thought playing cards was wrong, or if we were all just not playing cards in case we might offend that mythical Baptist person who actually did think playing cards was wrong.....
     
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    What or who are you refering to?

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    In my kids school handbook from this year, the infraction of "Playing card possession" is worth 5 demerits and the infraction of "Playing card possession and playing" is worth 10 demerits.

    We, as parents have to sign an agreement that we agree and will uphold the rules in the handbook, and not just during school, but also at home.

    So yes, there are still baptists that teach that even possessing playing cards is wrong.

    Call me a hypocrit, but this is one of the many things that I disagree with in our church. I am looking for a new church home, but it's very difficult to leave a church your kids have been in most of thier lives.

    P.S. Wisdomseeker, you and I attend the same church.
     
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  14. Baptist Believer

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    What or who are you refering to?</font>[/QUOTE]The legalism of trying to "keep up appearances". Not anyone in particular.
     
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    I play Rummy 500, crazy eights, spades, hearts, Uno, Rook, etc. I love playing cards.

    I love playing games with my kids.

    Sherrie [​IMG]
     
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    NO! NO Baptist Believer! NO! I am the "Yahtzee Champion" in my house! A child from as far as 3 blocks away, has come to challenge me before. [​IMG]

    Thats a terrible rule. Whew! Ok I got my heart calmed down. I am ok now. :D

    Sherrie [​IMG]

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    I like five card stud, but my favorite is blackjack at one of the casinos in Louisiana.
     
  19. LadyEagle

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    I heard the Jack or Joker is a caricature of Jesus Christ, the Queen represents Virgin Mary, the King a caricature of God the Father.

    Okay, okay, that's what I heard when I was a kid.

    Despite my strict Baptist upbringing, I have enjoyed playing Poker, 500 Rummy, and a couple other games, though I haven't played for years.

    Does anyone know the historical origin of the first deck of cards? This might be interesting info.
     
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    My mother, with a Holiness background, always frowned upon playing cards; dominoes was the preferred game.

    For some reason, she never seemed to dislike Yahtzee and other games with dice.

    A history of playing cards:

    http://www.pagat.com/ipcs/history.html
     

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