Religion v. Gambling, Episode #666: Kites are evil

HeadUpArseFor every levelheaded religious authority figure, there are probably a hundred empty-headed crusaders foaming at the mouth over the issue of gambling. For instance, the rabbis who think currency trading is akin to violating the Sabbath or the evangelical pseudo-Christian groups that equate gambling with crack cocaine. Then there are the Pakistani officials who recently refused to lift the ban on a popular kite festival, not because of the very real possibility that the kites (which have razors attached to do ‘battle’ with other kites) could kill someone, but because it’s an immoral celebration that promotes gambling. Read more.