After leaving Las Vegas and moving on to the next leg of our sabbatical, I jotted down some thought. First let me say there is a lot of good fun to be had here. I had a blast! The restaurants, shops, tours and weather are topnotch. Many people call "The Meadows" home and raise a family here. But in this reflection I want to dwell on the doctrine of sin. Las Vegas embraces its sin. It nicknamed “Sin City“ for a reason. Prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada (though officially not in Las Vegas). Their slogan was (I think they’ve changed it now) “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” suggesting to visitors they should go a little wild while here. Even Forbes published an article, Why Las Vegas is Still America’s Most Sinful City . But consider: sin is not worse here, it is just more evident. What is veiled in other places around the world is brought out into the open on The Strip. And when something is out in the open, it can be more clearly examined. You would
The lamp-posts are poetical...the lamp-post really has the whole poetry of man, for no other creature can lift a flame so high and guard it so well. --G K Chesterton, London Times July 24, 1909.