Smoking pot a mortal sin
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(10-30-2012, 09:15 PM)per_passionem_eius Wrote:
(10-30-2012, 09:04 PM)knittycat Wrote:
(10-30-2012, 08:51 PM)SaintRafael Wrote:
(10-30-2012, 08:42 PM)knittycat Wrote: Tobacco is food oriented? Since when?

Tobacco was made for common consumption. Tobacco can used regularly, it be moderated, and used as part of sobriety. Tobacco is not a drug. Tobacco does not alter your consciousness and impairs reason like the illegitimate use of some drugs.

From what I've seen, tobacco is far far *far* more addictive than pot.  My mom stopped smoking pot when she was in her early twenties no problems, she stopped smoking cigarettes a few years later, and she told me it was the hardest thing she'd ever done.  In my, albeit limited, experience tobacco is a very difficult drug to use in moderation.

The sin isn't in the addiction, it's in the voluntary impairing of reason.  If some people don't seem to have their reason impaired when they're smoking marijuana 'in moderation', it doesn't mean their reason isn't impaired.  The fact that they use it at all shows a lack of good judgement. 

It's very easy to get over-confident and imagine that that little bit won't hurt, especially past the age of, say, 40, but sometimes life is long, and if a person has established the habit, at any age, what will they do when suddenly they're faced with some heavy trial?  One can't be too careful with this.  If you want to argue against the catechism, go ahead, but know what you're doing. 

Have you ever smoked marijuana? I don't think it impairs your reason in the least. Unless you consider relaxation and time dilation reason-impairing. Plus, guitar music sounds cool. That's about it.
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(10-30-2012, 09:22 PM)knittycat Wrote: It's ok.   I actually read my previous posts there really quickly.  I didn't *think* I'd said anything about me knowing better...but then again...I've had a few beers (KIDDING!)

:LOL:
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#33
As a former pot smoker, I can say that smoking Marijuana is most likely a mortal sin in 95% of cases, it does impair your reason, one becomes unreasonably paranoid, and can cause you to become borderline schizophrenic. I have become extremely paranoid and schizophrenic in some cases depending on the strain. I have seen people have panic attacks after smoking on many occassions.

I don't see why anyone has a need to smoke marijuana, there are plenty of other natural alternatives out there that don't impair your reason.

Marijuana is also illegal according to federal law, I'm not a huge fan of our government, don't get me wrong, but I'd rather not go to jail for having a few grams of marijuana, it's simply not worth it.
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(10-30-2012, 09:26 PM)Atomagenesis Wrote: As a former pot smoker, I can say that smoking Marijuana is most likely a mortal sin in 95% of cases, it does impair your reason, one becomes unreasonably paranoid, and can cause you to become borderline schizophrenic. I have become extremely paranoid and schizophrenic in some cases depending on the strain. I have seen people have panic attacks after smoking on many occassions.

I don't see why anyone has a need to smoke marijuana, there are plenty of other natural alternatives out there that don't impair your reason.

Marijuana is also illegal according to federal law, I'm not a huge fan of our government, don't get me wrong, but I'd rather not go to jail for having a few grams of marijuana, it's simply not worth it.

Maybe it was a mortal sin 95 percent of the time when you smoked it. To me, it was no more a mortal sin that drinking a couple of beers after class.
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(10-30-2012, 09:25 PM)anamchara Wrote: I don't think it impairs your reason in the least. Unless you consider relaxation and time dilation reason-impairing. Plus, guitar music sounds cool. That's about it.

Time dilation?  What's that?
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(10-30-2012, 09:29 PM)per_passionem_eius Wrote:
(10-30-2012, 09:25 PM)anamchara Wrote: I don't think it impairs your reason in the least. Unless you consider relaxation and time dilation reason-impairing. Plus, guitar music sounds cool. That's about it.

Time dilation?  What's that?

Time seems to pass very, very slowly. It makes me think I should resume the habit after my 20-year hiatus. The years are just flying by these days!
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#37
Talk about self-medication. Queen Victoria smoked marijuana for her menstrual cramps, according to NORML.
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#38
(10-30-2012, 09:38 PM)anamchara Wrote:
(10-30-2012, 09:29 PM)per_passionem_eius Wrote:
(10-30-2012, 09:25 PM)anamchara Wrote: I don't think it impairs your reason in the least. Unless you consider relaxation and time dilation reason-impairing. Plus, guitar music sounds cool. That's about it.

Time dilation?  What's that?

Time seems to pass very, very slowly. It makes me think I should resume the habit after my 20-year hiatus. The years are just flying by these days!

Talk to a priest first!
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(10-30-2012, 09:39 PM)anamchara Wrote: Talk about self-medication. Queen Victoria smoked marijuana for her menstrual cramps, according to NORML.

She was a prot!
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(10-30-2012, 09:18 PM)Phillipus Iacobus Wrote:
(10-30-2012, 09:13 PM)anamchara Wrote: Here in Michigan, marijuana is legal with a doctor's prescription. In general, I don't trust doctors. I prefer to self-diagnose and self-medicate.

I see nothing immoral about self-medicating with marijuana. I don't see anything immoral in moderate marijuana use for any reason.

I can understand your distrust of the medical profession, but if we applied this line of thinking to other things, it would not work. For example, with cars, apart from basic operations, you would not be able to self-diagnose and self-repair your car. I'm not talking about an oil change, flat tire, or even tune up and brakes, but serious work.

Of course it would work. If you were to study cars and acquire experience, you'd become a mechanic. How do you think mechanics become mechanics?
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