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Serious question for Christians and others of Faith

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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:20 AM
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Living in the Bible Belt I meet people all the time who are Christians and have a fervent distaste for anything related to cannabis. It's infuriating and sad to see people I know waltz into a hospital to get shot up with chemo and radiation.

So my question to Christians or to anyone with faith in a God that created all of this is: If God didn't want you to use cannabis and the modern churches stand on this is correct why did he put an entire cannabinoid system in your body?

If you're wondering what the endocannabinoid system is the link below will be very enlightening.
norml.org...




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:24 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss

You need to define god. If the god is a man in an old building that preach to people then whatever he says that is what God says.

Of course if god is divine creature above all then everything that is good and is light in the dark is good.

So cannabis for healing the human body is allowed. But I m not religious person and you asked the question wrong. Why is religion against healing substances? That is the right question.
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss

Judgmental Christians are easy to propagandize to.
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss




If God didn't want you to use cannabis and the modern churches stand on this is correct why did he put an entire cannabinoid system in your body?


he put it there...to test your faith.

btw...you failed that test



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss
I am a believer in Jesus and I am for legalizing most drugs. The 'war on drugs' is a failed policy and never had the best interest of the citizens in mind.

I no longer smoke pot but I feel it should NOT make you a criminal.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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Its not what goes into the body that defiles a man. But what is in the heart. Jesus chastised the leaders of his day for polishing the outside but the inside is defiled. A persons religion is according to faith, grace and how God moves you personally. Paul said whether I eat meat or not is no matter. Faith in Christ, knowing and sharing Gods love is it.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss

I obviously cannot speak for all Christians, or all people of faith, but I know I'm not the only Christian who knows that cannabis is a blessed plant, given abundantly by nature to all humanity for its many virtues -- including healing.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss

Judaism/older Christian text seems to frown on Drug use as a recreation, but does say that God did create



many useful herbs "yielding seed after its kind" created and blessed by God on the third day of creation, "and God saw that it was good." (Genesis 1:12)

God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.…To you, it will be for meat." … And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:29-31)
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So if you use weed to heal something, or as something useful, God seems ok with that. IF you are just getting wasted and forgetting the glory of God he seems to get mad. This gains a lot of support with the attributed words of Jesus:



"Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; that which cometh out of the mouth defileth a man." (Mat. 15:11)
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I don't personally believe that Jesus was the embodiment of some god, but I do think he had some wonderful ideas on morality, such as the one stated above. With that being said, I do not see him having a problem with smoking.

Honestly, the fear of Drugs could be seen as a modern phenomenon because before science everything that did something strange or made you feel funny was magic and dangerous regardless of its usefulness.




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Cannaboss

Judgmental Christians are easy to propagandize to.


People are easy to propagandize to.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss
Most of them are parrots, repeating what they have been brainwashed to believe. Others believe(rightly) that the bible teaches sobriety. Even for the Christian, Cannabis has proper uses, and they would not be sinning to use it, any more than they would be by drinking a glass of wine, or taking medication for other ailments.


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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss

If God does not partake in a little herb himself i cant see how he manages to put up with half the crap Humanity comes away with.

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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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If Jesus were alive today he would be a Rastafarian and not a Christian.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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It comes down to indoctrination and hypocrisy. On Sunday, they are in church, agreeing with the preacher and railing against the evils of drug and drink....and hanging out in the local bar on Saturday night or "rolling their own" in the privacy of their home. I've seen folks who publicly turn up their nose at any one who drinks....then go home at the end of the day and have a stiff drink.
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: stosh64

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Cannaboss

Judgmental Christians are easy to propagandize to.


People are easy to propagandize to.


True, but the judgmental Christians are the biggest hold outs against legalizing marijuana.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

If Jesus were alive today he would be a Rastafarian and not a Christian.


I'm pretty sure if he were alive, he'd be staying in Guantanamo. A Middle Eastern rabble rouser? Yea...



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

At least he would be able to walk on the water boarding.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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That's odd because it is likely that Moses was tripping on mushrooms when he made the ten commandments.

Moses was very probably high on psychedelic drugs, says Cognitive Psychologist



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: stosh64

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Cannaboss

Judgmental Christians are easy to propagandize to.


People are easy to propagandize to.


True, but the judgmental Christians are the biggest hold outs against legalizing marijuana.


I have met a few and have to agree, sadly.

Not so much the anti-pot stance but just the general judgmental hypocrites.

It is why I am no longer a member of any organized religion, and do not attend any church.
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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God created this world, and all that HE created, that HE created, is good. If cannabis being a plant that naturally grows in nature, I don't see how it is a bad thing in itself, by itself.

That being said, sobriety is touched upon. Sobriety is vital to a believer. And the way I see it right now, so long as nothing is abused to alter or abuse your mind and body, then it's all good. It's about how we use it. Cannabis, undeniably, has beneficial qualities. I don't see the harm in using it for medicine.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: Cannaboss

God said to Adam and Eve they can eat everything in the garden except for one thing...... and it wasn't a hemp plant.




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