Sunday, July 2, 2006

Word of Wisdom, for non LDS and Exmos —elect lady

We all know the LDS have the Word of Wisdom. I am not here to criticize it, it makes sense to me. I was just curious if any of the non or ex LDS here avoid alcohol, tobacco, or certain kinds of foods, as a matter of religious practice.

Also, what is your take on the LDS Word of Wisdom? Is drinking alcohol a sin? What about tobacco? Etc....
QUOTE (sob76 @ Jun 30 2006, 11:59 PM)
yes, I consider drunkeness a sin. But "Wine that makes the heart glad" as the psalmist call it is ok.

Loved this! Reminds me of the famous congressman response when asked, "Where do you stand on whiskey?"

If, when you say whiskey you mean the Devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty . . . takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacles of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation and despair, shame and helplessness and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it with all of my power.

But, if, when you say whiskey, you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman's step on a frosty morning; if you mean the drink that enables a man to magnify his joy and his happiness and to forget, if only for a little while, life's great tragedies, and the heartbreaks and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm, to build highways, hospitals, and schools, then certainly I am in favor of it.

--author unknown, told in the early 1960s


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