posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:51 PM
a reply to: Cannaboss
I'm a 52-year-old lifelong Christian so I can give you a double-whammy's worth of opinion - from an old man's old-fashioned point of view as well as a
Christian stance. And I'll say beforehand, my Christianity is an odd cross between typical conservative values and way-out-there forward-thinking
beliefs (see my website, Bible Blender, for a good dose of Christianity mixed with science). Firstly, I do have a problem with pot users today simply
because it's illegal. That in itself allows users of the drug to "cross the line" which can be a dangerous proposition going forward.
As far as legalization of pot, the issue isn't the substance itself, but what it's used for. Not everything God put on Earth is intended to be
ingested. Does that include pot? Maybe so, maybe not. If it's used for sustenance or for medicinal purposes, I think it's fine. If it's used to
alter the state of a person's mind, and thus impacts their ability to make a decision, then yeah, I think it's bad. Especially if the users inability
to make rational decisions impacts *my* personal existence. Same goes for legal substances like alcohol. My son argues all the time that "all pot
does is make me mellow, it doesn't affect my ability to think" to which I respond, "then how come when you're high I have to explain everything a
dozen more times than usual". It does impact the ability to think so using it for recreational purposes seems wrong to me or at the very least,
Personally, I prefer to keep my mind clear at all times. I enjoy life too much to waste any of it away in a "haze".
BTW, don't forget the biblical mentions of wine, albeit a much more watered-down version than we drink today. Same sort of principle - normal use is
fine but Christians believe that allowing it to control your body crosses a line.