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Pot should absolutely be legal. Just like with anything, it is the parents job to teach their young how to handle and enjoy certain things in life. Once you force the law to be the parents, you are doing more harm than good for society.
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I wonder, since you are soo against it, what are your reasons? Do you have any real reasons besides stereotypes?

Do you have any scientific evidence it does bodily harm? That it is highly addictive? What is your reason?
 Quoting: *Evan*


I used to be a pot head myself. My divorced smoked a lot and left it where an 11 year old me could get a hold of it and get high. I would sell it at school. Me and my buddies were not getting high enough so we started doing cocaine. Well cocaine and alcohol isn't a very good combination for someone in the 10th grade. What they say about weed being a gateway drug is true but that's not my main reason.

The main reason it should not be legal is because it sends a bad message to our youth. What if my mom never smoked and what if I had never touched it? What if instead she had bibles laying around the house? I've had it rough but I wouldn't take any of it back. I had to go through it to find Jesus and I'm finally ok now.
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ahhh I see. Since it was a gateway for you, it must be for everyone? Since you were irresponsible, everyone must be.

I smoke, but I have never done any other drug in my life. So the gateway drug crap is only true if the person WANTS to do other drugs.

Don't tell ME I can't do it just because YOU couldn't handle it.

Freedom, Liberty.....these are important things, have you heard of em?
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Ruin your life but don't you dare take your filth around young impressionable, curious kids who don't know any better.
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Both of my parents smoked when I was growing up. They tried to keep it from us, but we were aware. Pops owns a successful business, brings home ~250k/year (not gloating, just benchmarking) and still smokes.

My brother and I both smoke. I went to college, got an engineering degree, and started my own business. My younger brother was able to buy his first house at age 21.

Please, explain to me again how parents' use of marijuana ruins children's lives......

Naively Holier-than-thou much?
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They should want Jesus more
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cool but that is unrelated
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No it's very related. Us as Americans are on the totally wrong path. We're greedy, arrogant, self serving. Of course we want to get high. "Max pleasure for MEEEEEEE" is our motto. Screw my neighbor or any young people I could be helping in other countries. I'm going to sit on my lazy butt, get high, and watch mindless drivel until my brain turns to absolute mush....Makes me sick how far we've fallen.
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I'm sure you help other people in other countries a whole lot.
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A recent survey suggests other states may be ready to follow Washington and Colorado’s example: it found that 58 percent of registered voters favor legalizing pot, the highest level of support ever recorded in a national poll. [link to www.thedailybeast.com]
 Quoting: smilesun


That percentage probably increases by 5 to 10 percent annually as people who bought the war on drugs and other propaganda pass away more and more.
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I used to be a pot head myself. My divorced smoked a lot and left it where an 11 year old me could get a hold of it and get high. I would sell it at school. Me and my buddies were not getting high enough so we started doing cocaine. Well cocaine and alcohol isn't a very good combination for someone in the 10th grade. What they say about weed being a gateway drug is true but that's not my main reason.

The main reason it should not be legal is because it sends a bad message to our youth. What if my mom never smoked and what if I had never touched it? What if instead she had bibles laying around the house? I've had it rough but I wouldn't take any of it back. I had to go through it to find Jesus and I'm finally ok now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


ahhh I see. Since it was a gateway for you, it must be for everyone? Since you were irresponsible, everyone must be.

I smoke, but I have never done any other drug in my life. So the gateway drug crap is only true if the person WANTS to do other drugs.

Don't tell ME I can't do it just because YOU couldn't handle it.

Freedom, Liberty.....these are important things, have you heard of em?
 Quoting: *Evan*


Ruin your life but don't you dare take your filth around young impressionable, curious kids who don't know any better.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


Both of my parents smoked when I was growing up. They tried to keep it from us, but we were aware. Pops owns a successful business, brings home ~250k/year (not gloating, just benchmarking) and still smokes.

My brother and I both smoke. I went to college, got an engineering degree, and started my own business. My younger brother was able to buy his first house at age 21.

Please, explain to me again how parents' use of marijuana ruins children's lives......

Naively Holier-than-thou much?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17952489


Thank you. Both of parents also toked, my dad almost everyday. I smoke weed every day and so does my brother. We didn't go to college, instead worked our asses off. We both own homes, I bought mine at 22 and he purchased his when he was 21. I'm married and have nice things, they don't mean anything but to people here it can be a reference. Marijuana doesn't automatically do ANYTHING to you. It simply makes you more like yourself. If you're a fuck off when sober, you'll be a bigger one when high. People that give it a bad name generalize the sterotype far too much.
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So glad to see that Chong fella say that the DEA will be no more in the future.

Such a waste of money for the US taxpayer on such a fascist organization.

Hate to see people lose jobs, but he is right, the DEA has got to go and never should have existed in the first place.
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I used to be a pot head myself. My divorced smoked a lot and left it where an 11 year old me could get a hold of it and get high. I would sell it at school. Me and my buddies were not getting high enough so we started doing cocaine. Well cocaine and alcohol isn't a very good combination for someone in the 10th grade. What they say about weed being a gateway drug is true but that's not my main reason.

The main reason it should not be legal is because it sends a bad message to our youth. What if my mom never smoked and what if I had never touched it? What if instead she had bibles laying around the house? I've had it rough but I wouldn't take any of it back. I had to go through it to find Jesus and I'm finally ok now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


ahhh I see. Since it was a gateway for you, it must be for everyone? Since you were irresponsible, everyone must be.

I smoke, but I have never done any other drug in my life. So the gateway drug crap is only true if the person WANTS to do other drugs.

Don't tell ME I can't do it just because YOU couldn't handle it.

Freedom, Liberty.....these are important things, have you heard of em?
 Quoting: *Evan*


Ruin your life but don't you dare take your filth around young impressionable, curious kids who don't know any better.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


Both of my parents smoked when I was growing up. They tried to keep it from us, but we were aware. Pops owns a successful business, brings home ~250k/year (not gloating, just benchmarking) and still smokes.

My brother and I both smoke. I went to college, got an engineering degree, and started my own business. My younger brother was able to buy his first house at age 21.

Please, explain to me again how parents' use of marijuana ruins children's lives......

Naively Holier-than-thou much?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17952489


Wow, you guys must have so many earthly possessions! That must make you really important according to American standards! You certainly have it all figured out :)I think a pat on the back is in order?!?!
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ahhh I see. Since it was a gateway for you, it must be for everyone? Since you were irresponsible, everyone must be.

I smoke, but I have never done any other drug in my life. So the gateway drug crap is only true if the person WANTS to do other drugs.

Don't tell ME I can't do it just because YOU couldn't handle it.

Freedom, Liberty.....these are important things, have you heard of em?
 Quoting: *Evan*


Ruin your life but don't you dare take your filth around young impressionable, curious kids who don't know any better.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


Both of my parents smoked when I was growing up. They tried to keep it from us, but we were aware. Pops owns a successful business, brings home ~250k/year (not gloating, just benchmarking) and still smokes.

My brother and I both smoke. I went to college, got an engineering degree, and started my own business. My younger brother was able to buy his first house at age 21.

Please, explain to me again how parents' use of marijuana ruins children's lives......

Naively Holier-than-thou much?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17952489


Thank you. Both of parents also toked, my dad almost everyday. I smoke weed every day and so does my brother. We didn't go to college, instead worked our asses off. We both own homes, I bought mine at 22 and he purchased his when he was 21. I'm married and have nice things, they don't mean anything but to people here it can be a reference. Marijuana doesn't automatically do ANYTHING to you. It simply makes you more like yourself. If you're a fuck off when sober, you'll be a bigger one when high. People that give it a bad name generalize the sterotype far too much.
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Too bad the only thing that will matter in the end is your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Not the house, car, vacation home, college etc...

You folks seem to be missing the point...
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They should want Jesus more
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And also praise him for his natural remedies that he has provided for the world instead of worshiping the evil sorcerers and ingesting their poisons.

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The word pharmacy is derived from its root word pharma which was a term used since the 15th–17th centuries. However, the original Greek roots from "Pharmakos" imply sorcery or even poison.
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They should want Jesus more
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cool but that is unrelated
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No it's very related. Us as Americans are on the totally wrong path. We're greedy, arrogant, self serving. Of course we want to get high. "Max pleasure for MEEEEEEE" is our motto. Screw my neighbor or any young people I could be helping in other countries. I'm going to sit on my lazy butt, get high, and watch mindless drivel until my brain turns to absolute mush....Makes me sick how far we've fallen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


I'm sure you help other people in other countries a whole lot.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19623226


Just signed up with an orginization called "compassion international". Check it out, they do a lot of good.
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They should want Jesus more
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Mr. Anonymous 28082258, I think you are the Messiah!

I await your arrival!

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Well, there is no logical reason for this plant to be illegal so...1dunno1

I can't believe it took this long for people to shake off the brainwashing, those old commercials that said it made black guys rape white women...lol
 Quoting: *Evan*


Lots of drugs come from plants, including heroin and cocaine...
 Quoting: BRIEF


But pot IS the plant not some chemically manipulated portion of one.
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Y'all should try putting God first instead of putting your selfish pleasures first.

Before you do something think: Would God approve of what I'm doing? Am I glorifying God by my actions? Is this action I'm about to do going to give off the message that I live by God's standards?

It's called a conscience folks.
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Y'all should try putting God first instead of putting your selfish pleasures first.

Before you do something think: Would God approve of what I'm doing? Am I glorifying God by my actions? Is this action I'm about to do going to give off the message that I live by God's standards?

It's called a conscience folks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


And who are you to tell me that smoking a natural herb/plant is against 'God's' standards?

What are 'God's' standards? Please provide me with a verifiable and undeniable list of exactly what 'God' approves and disapproves? Can't do this? Well then you cannot play the 'God' card then can you? Maybe 'God' does not approve of you using his name as a means for forcing your own individual and subjective sense of morality onto others when they should be arriving at their own conclusions? Did you ever think about that?

P.S. the definition of 'conscience' is as follows:

- an inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives


I don't see any mention of 'God' in the definition of conscience. What makes you believe it's supposed to be about an external deity's judgement and not YOUR OWN SENSE OF JUDGEMENT. Do atheists have no conscience and no sense of right or wrong if they don't believe in 'God'? Ever heard of the Golden Rule? Or Empathy?

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Why does there have to be two extreme sides for everything. Maybe you guys are all wrong. Maybe all you potheads really are wasting your lives away by not being in this reality everyday. Maybe it is wrong to drug yourself just to get through the day / relax / have fun / alleviate pain.

And maybe all you Jesus freaks should look in the mirror. Maybe its not any of your business what someone else does to their own body. Maybe you should think about drugs the next time you eat a big mac, which has dozens of chemicals added to it to make it addictive and activate receptors in your brain to make you enjoy the taste. Maybe you guys are hypocrites for being vehemently opposed to marijuana but pro-war.

Most of you are total losers. Especially Brief. What a fag
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They should want Jesus more
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I'm no atheist, but this thought smacks me in the face every time someone blindly calls on Jesus rather then take responsibility to their lives.

Why give your power to the thought of 'someone,' when you could invest the time and energy on yourself?

Trust, love and WANT yourself at the highest frequency you can attain in this life-time.
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It's just very telling that our society wants to get high more than they care about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Or, to spend the money they would be using to buy a dime bag to donate to a poor child in a third world country who has nothing.

Google "compassion international" then tell me how much you want to get high.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


If those poor little kids want to grow some weed, and make some money, they are by all means welcome to do so. Unless there is some African Dictator hell bent on controlling all aspects of society..... Sound Familiar?

Jesus smoked weed too, so go get educated.
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They should want Jesus more
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cool but that is unrelated
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Unrelated?
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A recent survey suggests other states may be ready to follow Washington and Colorado’s example: it found that 58 percent of registered voters favor legalizing pot, the highest level of support ever recorded in a national poll. [link to www.thedailybeast.com]
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Pot/Weed/Ganja best "herb"made via "G-d" for making Women/Girls Horny and Aggresive, nothing beats the Weed!

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They should want Jesus more
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I'm no atheist, but this thought smacks me in the face every time someone blindly calls on Jesus rather then take responsibility to their lives.

Why give your power to the thought of 'someone,' when you could invest the time and energy on yourself?

Trust, love and WANT yourself at the highest frequency you can attain in this life-time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26819138


It's just very telling that our society wants to get high more than they care about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Or, to spend the money they would be using to buy a dime bag to donate to a poor child in a third world country who has nothing.

Google "compassion international" then tell me how much you want to get high.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


If those poor little kids want to grow some weed, and make some money, they are by all means welcome to do so. Unless there is some African Dictator hell bent on controlling all aspects of society..... Sound Familiar?

Jesus smoked weed too, so go get educated.
 Quoting: ZeuZ


Jesus was sinless. This is not a joke, your eternal soul rests on the sinless sacrifice of Jesus Christ and you're making a mockery of it.
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ahhh I see. Since it was a gateway for you, it must be for everyone? Since you were irresponsible, everyone must be.

I smoke, but I have never done any other drug in my life. So the gateway drug crap is only true if the person WANTS to do other drugs.

Don't tell ME I can't do it just because YOU couldn't handle it.

Freedom, Liberty.....these are important things, have you heard of em?
 Quoting: *Evan*


Ruin your life but don't you dare take your filth around young impressionable, curious kids who don't know any better.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


Do you have children ac?
Do you allow them to play video games? Watch tv? Eat at fast food restaurants? Force Jesus on them?
If you would like to discuss all the harmful things a society does to children start there.
 Quoting: My Alter Ego


I'm 25, engaged with no children. I don't want to bring children into this cruel world.
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I'm a Libertarian Constitutionalist.

I don't give a shit what you do with your own life, whether you make it a success or a failure, that is an outcome of the choices you make, but please take responsibility for yourself and don't make ME pay for YOUR choices and we're all good.

Repeal the 17th Amendment and the Apportionment Act of 1911!

Thread: First steps down the road to a return to the Constitutional Republic that we were intended to be.

Restore the Republic.

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About the same percentage that voted for the communist negro...go figure
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Go figure, someone has cheated the percentages?
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Why does there have to be two extreme sides for everything. Maybe you guys are all wrong. Maybe all you potheads really are wasting your lives away by not being in this reality everyday. Maybe it is wrong to drug yourself just to get through the day / relax / have fun / alleviate pain.

And maybe all you Jesus freaks should look in the mirror. Maybe its not any of your business what someone else does to their own body. Maybe you should think about drugs the next time you eat a big mac, which has dozens of chemicals added to it to make it addictive and activate receptors in your brain to make you enjoy the taste. Maybe you guys are hypocrites for being vehemently opposed to marijuana but pro-war.

Most of you are total losers. Especially Brief. What a fag
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1544701


The Christian you just described is the typical FAKE American Christian. Not a real Christian. Most are clueless and think they're only a Christian because they go to a church on Sunday.

That's like me saying I'm a car because I stand in a garage sometimes.
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Why does there have to be two extreme sides for everything. Maybe you guys are all wrong. Maybe all you potheads really are wasting your lives away by not being in this reality everyday. Maybe it is wrong to drug yourself just to get through the day / relax / have fun / alleviate pain.

And maybe all you Jesus freaks should look in the mirror. Maybe its not any of your business what someone else does to their own body. Maybe you should think about drugs the next time you eat a big mac, which has dozens of chemicals added to it to make it addictive and activate receptors in your brain to make you enjoy the taste. Maybe you guys are hypocrites for being vehemently opposed to marijuana but pro-war.

Most of you are total losers. Especially Brief. What a fag
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I think the problem is that some faggots want to make stuff illegal rather than just letting other people live and learning for themselves how not to let other peoples perceived shortcomings bother them to the extent that they vote to create a law banning it.
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I'm no atheist, but this thought smacks me in the face every time someone blindly calls on Jesus rather then take responsibility to their lives.

Why give your power to the thought of 'someone,' when you could invest the time and energy on yourself?

Trust, love and WANT yourself at the highest frequency you can attain in this life-time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26819138


It's just very telling that our society wants to get high more than they care about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Or, to spend the money they would be using to buy a dime bag to donate to a poor child in a third world country who has nothing.

Google "compassion international" then tell me how much you want to get high.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


If those poor little kids want to grow some weed, and make some money, they are by all means welcome to do so. Unless there is some African Dictator hell bent on controlling all aspects of society..... Sound Familiar?

Jesus smoked weed too, so go get educated.
 Quoting: ZeuZ


Jesus was sinless. This is not a joke, your eternal soul rests on the sinless sacrifice of Jesus Christ and you're making a mockery of it.
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Smoking weed is not a sin.
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Ruin your life but don't you dare take your filth around young impressionable, curious kids who don't know any better.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


Do you have children ac?
Do you allow them to play video games? Watch tv? Eat at fast food restaurants? Force Jesus on them?
If you would like to discuss all the harmful things a society does to children start there.
 Quoting: My Alter Ego


I'm 25, engaged with no children. I don't want to bring children into this cruel world.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


:trollbridge:

BACK UNDER YOUR BRIDGE!
 Quoting: Anonymous Cowherder


You get offended why? Is it because I tell you that what you're doing is wrong? Do you get adjitated because I rock your cozy little world where you think you're actions have no consequences?

Is there a little voice in the back of your mind that agrees with me that you should not be doing drugs?

I'm just giving my point of view on the subject.
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It's just very telling that our society wants to get high more than they care about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Or, to spend the money they would be using to buy a dime bag to donate to a poor child in a third world country who has nothing.

Google "compassion international" then tell me how much you want to get high.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


If those poor little kids want to grow some weed, and make some money, they are by all means welcome to do so. Unless there is some African Dictator hell bent on controlling all aspects of society..... Sound Familiar?

Jesus smoked weed too, so go get educated.
 Quoting: ZeuZ


Jesus was sinless. This is not a joke, your eternal soul rests on the sinless sacrifice of Jesus Christ and you're making a mockery of it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28082258


Smoking weed is not a sin.
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Is smoking weed a sin? Although the Bible does not address marijuana directly, it does discuss other mind-altering drugs. Specifically, the Bible addresses the use of drugs in the book of Galatians:

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

So, where are the drugs mentioned in this verse? Actually, the word translated "sorcery" is the Greek word pharmakeia,4 from which we get the English word "pharmacy." The primary meaning is "the use or the administering of drugs" (usually associated with sorcery or idolatry). Since this verse comes from a list of things that, if practiced, would preclude one from heaven, this should be a reasonably strong suggestion that the Christian should not practice drug use. In addition, the book of Revelation lists drug use as one of the things for which the unrepentant will suffer the wrath of God.
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4.Thayer's Greek Definitions
pharmakeia φαρμακεία (Strong's #G5331)
1.the use or the administering of drugs
2.poisoning
3.sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
4.metaphorically the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
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Most of the anti-marijuana crowd is too uninformed about the subject matter to form an educated opinion about it. They don't understand the criminal justice system and the economic cost of marijuana's status of being illegal. The cost of enforcement, the cost of adjudication, incarceration, probation, etc. The socioeconomic cost of individuals having their records tarnished and lost wages / employment from ingesting a substance that is much safer than alcohol. They'd rather pay $25,000 a year of taxpayers' money to lock up a drug user for a probation violation than spend $5,000 to give that same individual addiction counseling / treatment to address the 'issue' in an effective matter. How many billions of dollars in taxable sales are being lost due to marijuana sales being forced to occur on the black market / behind the scenes? Meanwhile your precious Johnny is buying marijuana from his friend in middle school because there's no business owner behind a counter asking him for his I.D. 30+ years of the war on drugs and particularly marijuana and what has changed since that time? Nothing. Drug use remains steady. How many more billions and billions of dollars shall we waste when it has already become abundantly clear that our model of drug enforcement is flawed and destined for nothing but never-ending failure?

L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)

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Do you have children ac?
Do you allow them to play video games? Watch tv? Eat at fast food restaurants? Force Jesus on them?
If you would like to discuss all the harmful things a society does to children start there.
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I'm 25, engaged with no children. I don't want to bring children into this cruel world.
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BACK UNDER YOUR BRIDGE!
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You get offended why? Is it because I tell you that what you're doing is wrong? Do you get adjitated because I rock your cozy little world where you think you're actions have no consequences?

Is there a little voice in the back of your mind that agrees with me that you should not be doing drugs?

I'm just giving my point of view on the subject.
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no, you're a troll.

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I'm a Libertarian Constitutionalist.

I don't give a shit what you do with your own life, whether you make it a success or a failure, that is an outcome of the choices you make, but please take responsibility for yourself and don't make ME pay for YOUR choices and we're all good.

Repeal the 17th Amendment and the Apportionment Act of 1911!

Thread: First steps down the road to a return to the Constitutional Republic that we were intended to be.

Restore the Republic.

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If those poor little kids want to grow some weed, and make some money, they are by all means welcome to do so. Unless there is some African Dictator hell bent on controlling all aspects of society..... Sound Familiar?

Jesus smoked weed too, so go get educated.
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Jesus was sinless. This is not a joke, your eternal soul rests on the sinless sacrifice of Jesus Christ and you're making a mockery of it.
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Smoking weed is not a sin.
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Is smoking weed a sin? Although the Bible does not address marijuana directly, it does discuss other mind-altering drugs. Specifically, the Bible addresses the use of drugs in the book of Galatians:

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

So, where are the drugs mentioned in this verse? Actually, the word translated "sorcery" is the Greek word pharmakeia,4 from which we get the English word "pharmacy." The primary meaning is "the use or the administering of drugs" (usually associated with sorcery or idolatry). Since this verse comes from a list of things that, if practiced, would preclude one from heaven, this should be a reasonably strong suggestion that the Christian should not practice drug use. In addition, the book of Revelation lists drug use as one of the things for which the unrepentant will suffer the wrath of God.
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To answer your question, no - smoking weed is still not a sin.

You are really stretching things with your "translation" of the bible.

Is the consumption of wine at our communions a sin?

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