Peacemaker, I've seen you do this before. Are you actually going to contribute something of substance to this thread, or do you prefer to just spam the thread with vacuous pot shots?
Trying to make a statement that this thread will never be settled because people are to set in their ways. I'm flabbergasted that people are so hung up on their fleshly passions and try to make any excuse to enjoy themselves then they are to live for Christ. This thread is a roller coaster of people who understand vs people who make excuses for the passions.
Okay, so I'm going to ask you the same question I asked Kerdy
. What evidence do you have that smoking marijuana even once
is a sin?
Also, if you read back, I have contributed a lot to the thread if you've actually paid attention and read what I wrote I make some very compelling arguments.
An argument you make isn't compelling just because you think it is. The goal of an argument is to convince someone else, not to convince yourself. If no one is convinced by your arguments, then they're not compelling.
Looks like those didn't catch your attention, but visual stimuli did, that alone shows that some people who make excuses only read what they want to read and get offended easy when people tell them what they are doing is wrong.
I've actually been following this thread quite closely. I find the few arguments you've made on this thread to be of the same substance as Kerdy
's arguments: too much based on emotion and bare assertion fallacies ("because I say so") to be of any real substance. The one argument you've posted that could be considered compelling, the one about the detailed physiological impacts of pot smoke, cites no corroborating sources, which makes even that argument look like a bare assertion.
I am saddened to see so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ argue over something so stupid as a drug. Put the pot down and pick up a psalter or something.
You might want to take your sanctimonious hypocrisy somewhere else, especially if you haven't been Orthodox all that long.
If you don't read any of that at least read this. As for the arguments over pot vs beer. I live in WA, a state that made pot legal. During Holy Pascha every year my parish has beer and sometimes ouzo alone with all the food "Psalm 104:15 wine that gladdens human hearts" but would the parish serve pot to people....... no, that alone should say something.
The only thing that says is that your parish does not serve pot to people. For several years, my parish forbade the consumption of distilled liquors on parish grounds during the Paschal festivities. Does that make liquor evil?