Oh, now that's ripe! Deflecting my question by accusing me of deflection. You have never answered my question directly. What evidence can you post that smoking marijuana even once is a sin, even when there's no desire to get high?
Deflection, again, not only of what I posted but of everything posted in this tread in opposition to getting high on MJ and commonalities from within Christian teaching as a whole.
But can you point out one time when I ever said that smoking marijuana is not a sin? No, you cannot, for I never asserted any such thing. I asked you repeatedly to prove your claim that smoking marijuana even once IS a sin. Now stop dodging and answer my question.
Perhaps those who make claim something is not sin should be equally prepared to prove their claim rather than play at deflection. It's like chess, you don't win if you are always on the defensive. You also can't claim "not sin" by pretending all burden of proof is in the lap of others.
Only if what you call sin really is sin.
you all need to get a sense of humor.You think people should develop a sense of humor about sin?
Because you didn't like the answer in no way means I did not provide you with that answer. It just means you are being picky which is fine, but only to a point.
Here is the problem Peter, not with MJ, but with you.
When a person puts forth their view you attack it, but offer no view of your own which in your mind (Yes, I know I can't read minds. Only you can) means you are protected. You aren’t. There is an old saying, "If you don’t have a solution to the problem, don’t complain about the problem." In other words, unless you have a view to submit, don’t complain about others views.
Then you ask for an explanation of that view and when it is given you claim it isn’t good enough (for that person to develop a view???), but that is a personal opinion of yours which you attempt to project onto others. Last I checked, your personal opinion doesn’t invalidate others opinions or is in any way better than another opinion.
Then you ask for proof. When proof is given, you say it isn’t enough to convince you, which again is fine, but only to a point. You say you disagree. Fine, explain what you do believe, why you believe it and provide the type of proof you demand of others. If not, you should probably keep quiet.
What you are doing is one of four things.
One – Playing devil’s advocate. Childs games.
Two – You get some twisted enjoyment in attempting to manipulate others. Childs games.
Three – You have no opinion and simply want to be included in the discussion so you take the safest way to be included without having to be put on the defensive. Childs games.
Four – You toss out all common sense when it involves the overall teaching of Christianity and because Jesus did not specifically say, “Thou shalt not smoke from the pot”, and pretend there are no underlying lessons taught anywhere else is all of Christendom which could be applied to the topic when clearly there are. Childs games.
So, again, you have a fondness of telling others they should add something substantial to the discussion, but you have yet to do so yourself. All you have done is lay out a circle of questions and keep asking them claiming nothing is good enough for you. If you do have something substantial to submit to the discussion, please put it forth for others to scrutinize in the same way you scrutinize them. Otherwise, stop hiding behind your own rules which change to suit you as the discussion progresses. More child’s games. Keep your sophistry to yourself and stop trying to be a circumventor.
And to, yet again, address your question of showing where smoking pot just once is a sin I will explain in a way which you still refuse to acknowledge. MJ was and still is illegal in most states, and still illegal federally; therefore, it is a violation of law to consume it period, making that consumption sinful because unless man’s law contradicts Gods law, we are commanded to respect them. If you smoke it once in this country, for any reason, it's criminal and it’s sin, regardless if you think the law is just or not. And this is just the beginning of why it’s wrong. But please, ignore this inconvenient truth. In other words, deflect. That would be ripe. What next, will you still say I didn't answer your question when clearly it has been answered?