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originally posted by: mymymy
We're ALL made in his image right? Then ask yourself why so many of them look down on other people, like they're better than them. If they really feel that way, then I have to ask why the charade?
I like smoking cigarettes, and other stuff, and like whiskey and beer.
originally posted by: Signals
a reply to: ketsuko
I don't know, I mean, if Heaven doesn't allow it then I will gladly quit.
Seems like Heaven would allow these pleasures though.
Why have I always been taught these things are wrong?
Concerted campaigns against drinking and smoking began in the early nineteenth century. Alcohol—particularly hard liquor—was the primary concern. Coalitions of pastors, civic leaders, and especially women argued that liquor destroyed lives, ravaged families, eroded morality, and contributed to crime. Drinkers were called upon to "temper" their habits, switching from spirits to beer, or to abstain from alcohol completely. Smoking got lumped in with the temperance campaign because it was reputed to disease both mind and body, and because it was said to dry the mouth, making the smoker pant for a drink.
Nineteenth-century temperance work appealed to a broad swath of society, including many members of what would later be deemed "liberal" churches. This changed somewhat in the early twentieth century, when prohibitions on drinking, smoking, dancing, cards, movies, revealing dress, and so forth became hallmarks of Fundamentalism and emerging Pentecostalism. Some of the older efforts continued, though.
Where did evangelical objections to smoking and drinking come from?
originally posted by: Raggedyman
originally posted by: Signals
a reply to: Raggedyman
LoL, usually it's something crazy, I try to ignore it.
The bible is clear, accepting Jesus just isn't enough
It's the lie of the church
You need to show the fruit of the spirit, alcohol doesn't generally encourage that
Alcohol: A Dangerous Poison for Children
Low blood sugar is a dangerous effect in children who drink alcohol. (This doesn't usually happen to healthy adults who drink alcohol.) Low blood sugar can cause seizures and coma, because the brain doesn't get enough glucose. If blood sugar drops too low, it can be fatal.
Alcohol affects the central nervous system. Children who drink alcohol can act drunk, just like adults do. They might stagger when they walk, speak without making sense, or seem sleepy. They might vomit because alcohol can irritate the stomach. Breathing and heart rate might slow down to a dangerous level. Blood pressure drops. These children can pass out and even die.
Mum, can I have a sip of your wine: How dangerous is alcohol for children?
Recent medical research also stacks up against the idea of introducing children to alcohol in their early teens, which is why in 2009 the Chief Medical Officer recommended an alcohol-free childhood until age 15.
Studies suggest that teenage heavy drinkers can experience problems with bone density, growth, hormone development and liver function, and the devastating effect of alcohol on the young brain is only now being understood. We have recently discovered that teenage drinkers find it harder to retrieve information than those who don’t drink at all.