So, I’m sitting in a Bible college library. 20 years ago I had visited this library. As a part of the tour of city libraries recently constructed, this was a prime example. Now, two decades later, I’m back again.
Now there are computers situated on a row of tables by the wall. The brick is light brown, almost an ash color. The tables have flat screen monitors. The CPU’s are up-to-date.
It doesn’t surprise me that a student is sitting at a computer, talking to someone. Skype and other telecommuication wonders are simple to use — simple to plug in to a host computer.
What does surprise me is the discussion. Poker hands are being discussed. He seems to be winning — somewhat. Then he encourages the anonymous friend to place a bet — it’s part of the risk of life.
Somehow I’m amazed. Poker in the library!
Maybe I’m old fashioned (and I probably am), but I guess I just find it hard to imagine a Bible college computer being used to gamble. Or has entertainment now become acceptable no matter what the consequence and no matter where the location?