I ran across a website a while back that said something that we all know, intuitively: "A roll of the dice is not fair." Literally!
According to the website, if you roll a die (that's the singular of dice) 10,000 times, the side with one dot will come up 1,654 times, and the side with six dots will come up 1,679 times. That's not a great difference, but it's enough of a difference to make the casino business immensely profitable. If you play long enough, the casino will win -- always. The odds are against you. It isn't fair.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.