Not smoking can be sinful
#51
In term's of today's society, smoking should be the least of our worries. I'm not a daily smoker (just an occasional cigar), but I wouldn't deny others their right to smoke. Let's face it, in these politically correct times, smokers are one of the few remaining minority groups that can be persecuted and ridiculed. The others are Christians, conservatives, fat people and bald men! These groups are still fair game for the "better than you" crowd that needs a whipping boy to make themselves feel superior.
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#52
Anyone here smoke hand rolled cigarrettes? I picked up some Bally Shag last week and man, that stuff is so good its almost addictive.
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#53
I was thinking of trying those Native American Cigarettes.  I just found out about them recently.

True story.  Usually I'm 5'2" and a size 4.  This winter, something began to make me fat.  I got fatter every month.  There didn't seem to be anything unusual about my diet, so I blamed menopause.

But I overlooked one thing.  Cheese Doodles.  At some point in February, I was looking around for something to nosh on with my afternoon tea, and all of a sudden, the Cheese Doodles looked good to me.  I don't like Cheese Doodles.  Cheese Doodles are a food you give to little kids because they don't know any better, and you can get away with it.  That afternoon, the Cheese Doodles hit the spot.

It went all down hill from there.  All I ever thought about was Cheese Doodles.  In the morning I woke thinking of Cheese Doodles, and thought of Cheese Doodles all day.  Winter 2007--the year of the Cheese Doodle.  All things in moderation; I limited myself to my small afternoon bowl of Cheese Doodles with my afternoon tea and never once pigged out on a whole bag of Cheese Doodles.  But I had to have those Cheese Doodles.

I was hanging around with my brother the other day, lamenting about menopause and how I got up to a size 12.  Size 12!!!  Then the topic moved on to Cheese Doodles, because the kids were eating Cheese Doodles, but I didn't want any anymore, since I'd gotten sick of them a few weeks ago.  I told my brother my Cheese Doodle story.  He said he and his wife went through the same thing a few years ago.  How every night after dinner they had to have their Cheese Doodles.  I asked, "Did you do the thing where if you saw you were out of Cheese Doodles you'd drive out and make a special trip just for Cheese Doodles?"  He said, yeah, of course, and they both put on about 20 pounds that winter.  I ordered some aerobic exercise videos and I will be working off the Cheese Doodles.  You know, when I tried to review my diet and wondering what was making me fat, I never thought about the Cheese Doodles, because they seemed like such harmless little orange blisters of air, and I kept to my afternoon bowl. 

CHEESE DOODLES ARE A SIN.
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#54
Ginette Wrote:And sorry but we are all going to look old some day - that's the consequences of original sin I'm afraid.

I'm sorry you don't think we should respect the bodies our Lord gave us.  Just because we're going to look old someday doesn't mean we should abuse our bodies in order to speed up the process.  What a silly justification.  Well, they all are, really.
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#55
CatholicAgrarian Wrote:Anyone here smoke hand rolled cigarrettes? I picked up some Bally Shag last week and man, that stuff is so good its almost addictive.

I do! I roll my own with American Spirit tobacco -no additives, just pure tobacco. It saves me tons of money since the high tobacco taxes are mainly on cartons/packs of already rolled cigarettes, and they taste great. It costs me about...hmmm..let's see here *Does mental math* maybe $1 -$1.25 a pack vs the $3.50-$5.00 a pack it would cost me if I bought a regular pack.  
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#56
  Well, I think it was Hillary who started all the bashing of smokers, after her Dady died of lung cancer?   Hmmm...emotional anti-smokers are soooo tiresome.

  There are mamny, many harmful acts of impurity far more hideous than smoking will ever be.  I think the emotional anti-smokers have been brainwashed - some of them at least.  It's just so icky and unCatholic to freak out about smoking.  Now smokers should be polite, of course.  But after Hillary, people thought nothing of yelling at smokers in public, rudely.

  And we'd better be careful about seeming disrespectful toward priests!  How many times do I gotta say this?
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#57
Years ago, I asked a Priest if it was a 'sin' to smoke. He told me "I would much rather see you smoke in this life time than in the next."
I found out later that Father smokes. [Image: smokin.gif]
He is well into his eighties, and still celebrates the T.L.M.
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#58
Gloria1 Wrote:  Well, I think it was Hillary who started all the bashing of smokers, after her Dady died of lung cancer?   Hmmm...emotional anti-smokers are soooo tiresome.
Not anymore tiresome than emotional pro-smokers.  Of course it's only okay for smokers to be rediculous and emotional, right?  Yes.

Gloria1 Wrote:There are mamny, many harmful acts of impurity far more hideous than smoking will ever be.  I think the emotional anti-smokers have been brainwashed - some of them at least.  It's just so icky and unCatholic to freak out about smoking.  Now smokers should be polite, of course.  But after Hillary, people thought nothing of yelling at smokers in public, rudely.

Brainwashed?  You couldn't be more dramatic if you tried.  It's un Catholic to abuse your body.  End of story.  Who are these people yelling at smokers in public, rudely???  Really, why do you people make this stuff up?  And if people are yelling at smokers, what are they yelling at them for?  Because they're having smoke blown in their faces?  Hmmmm, let's think about that now...

 
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#59
Cindy Wrote:Years ago, I asked a Priest if it was a 'sin' to smoke. He told me "I would much rather see you smoke in this life time than in the next."
I found out later that Father smokes. [Image: smokin.gif]
He is well into his eighties, and still celebrates the T.L.M.

I love cute stories like this.  You know one person, or even a few who are old and smoke, so that means it's okay and maybe even good for you!  Oh he smokes, I guess that's why he still celebrates the TLM....puh-lease. 
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#60
Can't we all get along and attend a campfire Novus Ordo?
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