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What Are We to Think of Lotteries and Gambling?

What are we to think of lotteries and gambling? Should we think more highly of them because their tax proceeds might support schools, prisons, or balance State and Federal budgets? Similar logic currently promotes research on the remains of aborted babies. If we can cure or relieve those with Alzheimers disease, so the logic goes then the brains of mutilated infants should be fair game for medical and drug research. This is scientific cannibalism. Are we now to turn our dead relatives into food to serve the hungry and starving (Soilent Green)? I expect New Age "progressive" scientists to recommend this for starving nations before long. When we as a culture decide that, "the ends justify the means," barbaric cannibalism, rather than being repulsive, becomes a solution.