« Last post by Velsigne on Yesterday at 09:28:22 PM »
Search for what the saints have to say on another altered state of mind, drunkenness. If that's not good enough for you, I'm sorry that there isn't a saint that speaks out against every kind of drug available from marijuana to black tar heroin, because your line of logic would ask for such a thing.That the Church hasn't spoken as clearly on the matter as some here claim.If I had to find an authoritative ecclesiastical source to tell me whether every little thing I did was morally right or wrong I would be exhausted. It doesn't take long in the Church to acquire a kind of common sense about what is right or wrong. Obviously a person should stay away from mind-altering substances, it's funny that we even have to discuss this stuff.What's funny is that you think it so obvious.
If there is no authoritative ecclesiastical source prohibiting the recreational use of mind-altering substances, what follows from that?
Wasn't heroin a later day invention? I think you and Alxandra have good points. Why would they speak to specifics that may not have existed at the time, but the overall rule covers it.