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As Though CNN Knows Christianity

Posted on | January 13, 2014 | 22 Comments

by Smitty

Missed this last April: Survey: Young Christians want marijuana legalized:

Thirty-two percent of Christian’s aged 18-29 said they “strongly favor” legalization, while 18% said they “favor” the move, according to a Public Religion Research Institute survey released Thursday. Among Christian’s 65 and older, only 9% said they strongly favor legalization and 47% say they strongly oppose it.

If you’re truly a devotee of Christ, and the liberty enjoyed therein, the interest in self-medication is unclear.

What is clear is that the sponsors of the research, PRRI, are relatively recent arrivals, and I have yet to see anything on faith in the WaPo that wasn’t awash in foolishness.

The bummer here is that the link to this this is from Jack Hunter on Rare. I like Jack on a lot of other topics, but will take him with a grain of the Salt of the Earth when it comes to Christianity.

As for the broader question of pot, well, it’s right up there with homosexuality and abortion on the list of things that interest me not at all. You don’t eat moldy food. Similarly, moldy culture is to be avoided.

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  • Tanks-a-lot

    Reminds me of the polls of ‘Catholics’ that support abortion.

  • Benjamin Dover

    In all its essentials, the ideology of liberalism is a primitive, counter-Christian religion. Not that much unlike its marxist pre-cursor.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Most people inclined to smoke dope do so already. Legalization will move more into the indulgence crowd, but I suspect there will be a back lash in the long run to all this pot smoking. Even the Dutch are questioning their liberal drug policies.

    Occasionally indulging in marijuana is in my opinion neither pro or anti Christian (given I know plenty of Christians who have done so), but I rather doubt the Knights of Columbus will be expanding their bar selections to include hookahs and water pipe selections. And like any other addiction, it does become sinful (starting with the 1st Commandment) when you make drug use a priority.

  • Patrick Carroll

    Who cares what Christians think?

    Oh. Right. Pot.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    It does not surprise me at all that a plurality of youth support legalization of weed. And of those older voters opposed–many are baby boomers who indulged in more drugs than the youth of today (even marijuana use is greatly down now than it was in the 70s and 80s). I see this as more libertarian than liberalism.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Blog Sidekick Smitty wrote:

    You don’t eat moldy food. Similarly, moldy culture is to be avoided.

    Absotively, posilutely the line of the day. Tell the esteemed Mr McCain that you deserve a raise.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    The libertarian in me says that if people want to mess with their minds, it’s on them, and I don’t care. But my wife is a pediatric nurse, and she has sid that she has never, ever, seen a case of child abuse in which drugs and/or — usually and rather than or — alcohol were not involved.

  • Quartermaster

    I hear Wombat’s gruel is still mighty thin. Why should Smitty be singled out for better treatment?

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Great. So one day we can look forward to the “prayer” that goes, “Jeezus, that was some really good Sh**”

    I’m starting the understand the hairshirt guys more and more.

  • richard mcenroe

    Gruel is just th gatway drug to grits.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Absolutely correct. That said, you going to ban alcohol because it often is a factor in domestic/child abuse cases? Given the choice of alcohol and marijuana as the drug of choice for the poor (poor as in performance, not income) parent…I would probably choose marijuana.

    That is not a reason for legalizing it (obviously) but I think we sometimes have to accept when close to or exceeding 50% of a population support legalizing something…making it illegal is a difficult process.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I love bleu cheese. I eat moldy food all the time.

  • Quartermaster

    Grits is very bad stuff too. Lots worse than gruel.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    That’s only so you can produce sour milk.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Well, I noticed that Smitty was one of the people who liked my comment, so it’s obvious that he, too, thinks he deserves that raise.

    As for His Wombaness, I think he must be more highly paid than Smitty, since he does the tech work for the site.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Cheese is nasty in all of its forms; it’s nothing but rotten, sour, clabbered milk.

    You know how you make cheese? You set a gallon jug of milk on the table and leave it there for four weeks, until you get the separated white and watery layers. Then, depending on how many times you stir it, that’s what cheese you get. Stir it once, and you get cottage cheese. Pour off the water and stir it, and you get ricotta cheese. Pour off the water, shoot it with a shotgun, and yo get Swiss cheese. Let it sit there another twelve weeks to get really rotten and moldy, and you get bleu cheese.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    If I could ban alcohol, I would. Unfortunately, we tried it almost a century ago, and it just didn’t take, but it was still the wiser thing to do.

    Willingly making yourself stupid temporarily is proof that you were already stupid. If you have to have alcohol to have fun or do something, it means that you had enough sense not to do it when you were sober, but decided to deliberately fornicate yourself up to do something you knew better than to do without alcohol.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    You say that as if it were a bad thing?

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Dr. EBL does sometimes prescribe a double scotch or bourbon (purely for medicinal reasons), especially after reading about the latest antics of the Democrats.

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