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Tabacco and Alcohol, Puritan beliefs and Gluttony? - Azygos - 03-11-2015

I used to smoke like a train before had kids and came back into the Catholic Faith (I was away for awhile). Now I would classify myself as a non-smoker but I still like to enjoy a smoke every once in a while. I have noticed something fairly common among smokers (usually protestants) who know that I am Catholic when I ask them for a smoke they say, "Isn't smoking a sin?" There is this puritan belief out there that having a cigarette is a sin. It was a great way to educate non-Catholics on the sin of gluttony. I have also encountered the same kind of attitude when having a beer around non-Catholics who know me. Has anyone else had any similar encounters such as these and what are your thoughts about this post?


Re: Tabacco and Alcohol, Puritan beliefs and Gluttony? - Old_Sarum - 03-11-2015

I've found the attitude amongst some Catholics even! Apparently no fun is allowed for some people.