Religion: Fun & Fact

Sex and gambling, two ancient battlefields of the church v. the world, were cautiously invaded last week by contingents of the Church of England.

There is nothing wrong with gambling, said a report released by the Social and Industrial Commission of the Church of England's Assembly, as long as it's all in fun. But "whenever it ceases to be an amusement, it becomes indefensible, and indeed dangerous." To those who hold that gambling "is a pursuit unworthy of Christian attention," the report retorted that "it would be presumptuous and impertinent to lay down detailed rules for a Christian's use of his leisure."

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