Amazing! Someone here has their head on straight!
As a side note, I recall a sutta concerning gambling.
Several people here and elsewhere are trying to pass off their own personal opinion as Dharma because they have no respect for the Buddha.
When the only Dharma you know is the personal ramblings of self absorbed gurus, it's easy to think rambling has some credibility in Buddhism.
Maybe I should start a blog rating Buddhist books by their level of rambling.