What do you think of this guy saying, Casinos are really "the new Pagan Cathedrals" of our time?
"Think about it. If you believe in a loving God who watches over the world and who guides and directs your life if you walk in his ways, then this is your world view. There is a plan and there is a planner. There is a design and a purpose.
If, however, you do not believe in an all loving, all powerful God who directs the universe and directs you, then what do you have? You have a random universe governed only by natural forces. You are a cog in a machine or an animal in the jungle. This is the “ism” called fatalism.
You are subject to fate. Karma. The great wheel that turns and you will be either crushed by it or lifted up by it.
“There must be more” we tell ourselves. So we devise a goddess for ourselves. She is called Lady Luck. Luck is that extra dimension to the fatalistic world of natural forces and random chance. Lady Luck is that mysterious power that can grant us our desires. Like a fairy godmother or a fearsome witch she smiles on some and curses others.
This is the worldview of the ancient pagans. The gods are mercurial and unpredictable. They may bless you or curse you.