Today I dealt with another instance where someone uses Las Vegas as a model of a “dark” and sinful place to live. This time it came in our staff devotional time where the person talking was referring to the prodigal son and how it would be like he would go to Vegas and blow everything and indulge in any sin he wanted. While i sat there and listened to everyone in the room talk about how bad of a place Vegas is and most of them had never been there or will never go there because it is a bad place it is. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for all that have this attitude. I guess I am just really getting tired of hearing “Christians” talk about how Vegas is the devils playground and how bad of a place it is. What people forget is that Vegas has become like this because people that live there want to make money, like everyone else, and to do this they have places for people to come and do whatever they want. I am not condoning what they do or what is set up there for people to partake in. But to label Vegas as sin city is a joke. It is not all the people that live there they partake in all of this so called bad stuff. It is the millions of tourist who come everyday who partake in it all. Granted there are people who live in Vegas that have problems, but last time I checked I was a sinner, just like you are a sinner. So if you want to call it Sin something, you might as well call it Sin Nation. These things are happening all across the country and to blame Vegas for it, or to think what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas is just not accurarte. Most of the stuff that is happening in Vegas is happening in everyones neighborhood and city. Sure, there is probably not half naked girls on billboards everywhere or billboards that advertise “porn stars needed” but everyone has a problem and there is sin wherever you go.
I apologize if I seem a little harsh, I am just tired of hearing people talk about how bad Vegas is and how sinful it is.
So next time you hear Sin City, think about Sin Nation.
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