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Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Druidus, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. rogue_believer

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    I am not campaigning against food as last time i checked you need to eat to live, albeit in a sensible way. YOU DO NOT NEED ALCOHOL to live, it doesn't provide any of the daily nutrients etc that the human body needs.

    It just destroys lives, now please get back on topic.
     
  2. Mr Suspicious

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    If you are referring to Jesus then as far as I am concerned he does not count.
     
  3. Mr Suspicious

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    Now listen here young man!

    Alcohol is OK, just because you and your lot aren't upto the job of consuming it does not mean I who can should be denied it. I have handled other drugs with equal success.
     
  4. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Does he not "count" because you dismiss him? Or is he so superior that we can not do what he did?

    To count him or not is of course a personal decision. My decision is to imitate him and his godliness. Most of this imitation centers around love and understanding love. Jesus was also criticized for his drinking by the "pseudo religious" of his day...

    Matthew 11:16 "To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
    17 " 'We played the flute for you,
    and you did not dance;
    we sang a dirge
    and you did not mourn.' 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." ' But wisdom is proved right by her actions."
    NIV
     
  5. Mr Suspicious

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    A guy who can rise from the dead as a party trick would hardly care about the state of his liver.
     
  6. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Alcohol has caloric content: so it is nutritious. Even Paul told Timothy to take a little wine to quiet his nerves (stomach). Used sensibly, there is no reason to avoid alcohol.
    This IS the topic. Of course, such tactics are used by those who rely on nothing but emotion to debate a subject.
     
  7. rogue_believer

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    But if even Jesus got barracked for being a boozer, then surely we can all see that drinking is bad and wrong????
     
  8. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    So, is it your contention that any use of alcohol will result in scirosis of the liver? Do you have any medical studies to back this up, or are you merely attempting to be cute?
     
  9. Mr Suspicious

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    With all due respect drinking alcohol and referring to it's nutritious content it a little lame. I am a boozer and I would not resort to that.
     
  10. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Your logic fails me. Please lead me through it.

    Jesus drank. The pseudo religious grasping at any straw, accuse him of being a drunkard.

    Using YOUR logic, we should avoid food lest we be deemed a glutton as well.

    BTW, what was Jesus' very first recorded miracle?
     
  11. rogue_believer

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    Who are Paul and Timothy?? I can just make up names and situations to prove my point, but why would I need to stoop that low?

    If there was no drinking (of alcohol), the world would be a better place.
     
  12. Mr Suspicious

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    How dare you!

    I am pointing out that a guy who can rise from the dead probably didn't have to suffer from anything that us mere mortals have to due to the intake of alcohol. I mean being the son of God would YOU put up with a hang over.

    I think not.
     
  13. michel

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    hehe!

    I don't drink. That is to say I try not to drink, because I have an addictive personality, and when I drink, I cannot control how much. Reluctantly, therefore, I am a tee totaller.
     
  14. rogue_believer

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    Recorded?? by whom?

    All I have stated is that as alcohol is bad for you, we should remove it from society, therefore removing tempation from the weak.
     
  15. Mr Suspicious

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    Good idea, leave it to those who can handle it. Know your limits!
     
  16. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    How dare I what? Disagree with you? Welcome to the internet and to America. Dissension runs rampant here!

    Well, you disagree with the Scriptures then:

    Hebrews 2:14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. NIV

    Jesus bled when he was cut and IF he got drunk (which I doubt) then he suffered the consequences.
     
  17. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    The scriptures recorded it:

    John 2:1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."

    4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come."
    5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
    6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
    7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
    8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet."
    They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now." 11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. NIV

    Not only did he make wine, but he made a stellar wine. It's not worth doing if you don't do your very best. I am confident that this wine would have brought tears of joy to the eyes of a sommelier.

    And all I have done is to disagree with your premise and have even asked you to elucidate. Unfortunately, you have chosen to merely repeat yourself.
     
  18. marartar_doherty

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    i feel that if you are happy you should be able to drink!!
    The next world will accept you whether or not you have alcohol in you or not!

    Marartar Lyon
     
  19. Mr Suspicious

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    Believe that and you'll believe anything. If you have rising from the dead as the joker in your pack then I am sorry you simply are not operating on the same level.

    Jesus was a light boozer, seems like he had himself a woman too so he's an OK guy in my opinion. But to say he was going through life the same way as us not knowing for sure what happens when we die is frankly ludicrous.
     
  20. Mr Suspicious

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    If I knew how to dish out Frubals I would hand you a bin full.

    All it does it bring your inner feeling out, if you have internal problems then fix them and you can drink like a fish.
     
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