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Kenyan Christianity
« on: June 21, 2013, 07:45:56 AM »
Is alcohol anyhow taboo among Kenyan/African Christians?
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I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 08:07:07 AM »
When I met a few during their stay in Poland, they drink. Not much but did it.

Actually, for two of them it was the first time they drank alcohol (they were 18 or something).
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 04:09:22 PM »
Mods, could you move this to the public forums? I don't think this is anyhow controversial and I don't know why I placed it here in the first place.
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 11:35:36 AM »
Mods, could you move this to the public forums? I don't think this is anyhow controversial and I don't know why I placed it here in the first place.
Done.
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 12:35:30 PM »
Is alcohol anyhow taboo among Kenyan/African Christians?

Nope
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 06:04:52 PM »
Is alcohol anyhow taboo among Kenyan/African Christians?

Nope

Is there any variety between EOs/OOs, Protestants and Catholics? I met a (Charismatic?) Catholic who seemed horrified by the idea that even priests and monks/nuns can drink beer and who claimed that in her home country (Kenya) no proper Christian drink any alcohol. Especially in case of small villages.
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 06:10:21 PM »
I met EOrthodox only.
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 06:55:43 PM »
Is alcohol anyhow taboo among Kenyan/African Christians?

Nope

Is there any variety between EOs/OOs, Protestants and Catholics? I met a (Charismatic?) Catholic who seemed horrified by the idea that even priests and monks/nuns can drink beer and who claimed that in her home country (Kenya) no proper Christian drink any alcohol. Especially in case of small villages.

Most probably Victorian teetotaler influence, and probably influenced by the Methodist strains.
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 10:33:00 PM »
Is alcohol anyhow taboo among Kenyan/African Christians?

Nope

Is there any variety between EOs/OOs, Protestants and Catholics? I met a (Charismatic?) Catholic who seemed horrified by the idea that even priests and monks/nuns can drink beer and who claimed that in her home country (Kenya) no proper Christian drink any alcohol. Especially in case of small villages.
Most probably Victorian teetotaler influence, and probably influenced by the Methodist strains.
Hodgeson, an authority of the previous generation (or two) of Islamicists (not to be confused with Islamists), pointed out that Europeans often presented Christianity in a more austere form than Islam.
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013, 05:55:59 AM »
Is alcohol anyhow taboo among Kenyan/African Christians?

Nope

Is there any variety between EOs/OOs, Protestants and Catholics? I met a (Charismatic?) Catholic who seemed horrified by the idea that even priests and monks/nuns can drink beer and who claimed that in her home country (Kenya) no proper Christian drink any alcohol. Especially in case of small villages.
Most probably Victorian teetotaler influence, and probably influenced by the Methodist strains.
Hodgeson, an authority of the previous generation (or two) of Islamicists (not to be confused with Islamists), pointed out that Europeans often presented Christianity in a more austere form than Islam.


I hope I don't regret asking but what is the difference between an Islamist and an Islamicist? I've seen them use almost synonymously. But I would like your insight.
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Re: Kenyan Christianity
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2013, 09:56:02 PM »
Is alcohol anyhow taboo among Kenyan/African Christians?

Nope

Is there any variety between EOs/OOs, Protestants and Catholics? I met a (Charismatic?) Catholic who seemed horrified by the idea that even priests and monks/nuns can drink beer and who claimed that in her home country (Kenya) no proper Christian drink any alcohol. Especially in case of small villages.

OOs in Kenya generally don't drink.  Might be an extension of the Coptic practice, I'm not sure, maybe the Coptics in the forum can chime in.  Charismatics typically don't drink, but I don't think that's unique to Kenya.
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