Not smoking can be sinful
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With what authority do I say smoking is a sin? Experience and study. The fifth commandment states: Thou shalt not kill. That includes harming yourself and or others or another. Smoking harms the body and the soul and the mind as well. Tobacco contains nicotine which is a very potent drug. If you don't believe me, why don't you search Nicotine Anonymous and read their literature on Nicotine addiction. Nicotine interferes with communication with others. Everytime I had a feeling, I smoked it away. Thus I never got close to anyone and never dealt with my feelings. When I quit, I had terrible rage. I had no idea where it came from. It was suppressed anger--years of it--suppressed by nicotine and alcohol and other drugs, excepting the last four years of my addictions it was just with nicotine. When I quit smoking I found colors were brighter. I could smell things. Smoking deadens your sense of smell and your eyesight as well. I have degenerative disc disease, and smoking makes it worse by causing the discs and bones to deteriorate faster. Ask any neurologist or orthopedist. Smoking gave me asthma. It gave my father lung cancer. It gave my brother emphysema. Smoking hurts others. It does the same thing to the  passive smoker as it does to the active smoker. May I state one other thing I have heard in 12-step programs repeatedly: "DENIAL IS NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT". Most of you are in denial. You do not want to hear the truth for some reason. That is your problem. Fr. Ripperger is probably a good holy priest, but he obviously knows nothing about addictions. I challenge him to find out about them. I challenge you who read this post to find out about them from people like me who have been addicted and who have lost relatives and friends from nicotine addiction or being exposed to it second hand. It is a sin. I don't give a fig what any of you say.
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Not smoking can be sinful - by CatholicAgrarian - 05-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by nicollette - 05-01-2007, 06:18 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by spasiisochrani - 05-22-2007, 12:32 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by nicollette - 05-22-2007, 06:04 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by StephenF - 07-12-2007, 11:54 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by incrucetrad - 07-25-2007, 05:01 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 07-25-2007, 09:31 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by DaveC - 07-25-2007, 11:09 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by nicollette - 07-25-2007, 12:19 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 07-25-2007, 02:59 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by miss_fluffy - 07-25-2007, 03:16 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 07-25-2007, 03:21 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Joe_Frances - 07-25-2007, 09:05 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by NorthernTrad - 07-25-2007, 09:11 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by NorthernTrad - 07-25-2007, 09:14 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by CatholicAgrarian - 07-25-2007, 10:57 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by incrucetrad - 07-26-2007, 04:17 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by miss_fluffy - 07-26-2007, 07:28 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by nicollette - 07-26-2007, 08:04 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by CatholicAgrarian - 07-26-2007, 07:48 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by incrucetrad - 07-29-2007, 01:54 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Charlemagne - 08-03-2007, 02:38 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Charlemagne - 08-03-2007, 02:42 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by incrucetrad - 08-04-2007, 02:03 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by NorthernTrad - 08-04-2007, 07:55 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Charlemagne - 08-04-2007, 11:34 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by tleatherland - 08-05-2007, 01:13 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by miss_fluffy - 08-05-2007, 01:52 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Charlemagne - 08-06-2007, 12:58 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-06-2007, 01:16 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Charlemagne - 08-06-2007, 05:01 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by NorthernTrad - 08-06-2007, 10:13 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Charlemagne - 08-07-2007, 01:21 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by MagisterMusicae - 08-07-2007, 02:04 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by ServusIesu - 08-12-2007, 03:42 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by ServusIesu - 08-12-2007, 03:47 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by CatholicAgrarian - 08-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-12-2007, 11:16 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Charlemagne - 08-13-2007, 01:11 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Clarkthepapist - 08-16-2007, 07:48 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-17-2007, 09:23 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-17-2007, 12:57 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-17-2007, 07:01 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Ginette - 08-18-2007, 07:17 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-18-2007, 09:15 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by finegan - 08-20-2007, 07:13 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-21-2007, 09:02 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by finegan - 08-21-2007, 10:34 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-21-2007, 10:52 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by finegan - 08-21-2007, 11:20 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by CatholicAgrarian - 08-21-2007, 01:13 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by dailyrosary - 08-21-2007, 06:29 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-22-2007, 01:03 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 08-22-2007, 01:48 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 09-16-2007, 09:02 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Cindy - 09-16-2007, 11:35 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 09-17-2007, 05:36 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 09-17-2007, 05:38 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 09-17-2007, 09:36 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by nicollette - 09-17-2007, 11:02 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by jgpc - 09-17-2007, 11:39 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 09-17-2007, 08:48 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by CatholicAgrarian - 09-17-2007, 10:53 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by finegan - 09-18-2007, 11:49 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by finegan - 09-18-2007, 11:51 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Aloysius - 10-02-2007, 10:27 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 10-03-2007, 04:14 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 10-03-2007, 06:36 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 10-03-2007, 10:18 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Kenny - 10-03-2007, 12:41 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by dymphna17 - 10-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Historian - 10-09-2007, 10:12 AM
Not smoking can be sinful - by nicollette - 10-09-2007, 12:02 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by miss_fluffy - 10-09-2007, 12:11 PM
Not smoking can be sinful - by Aloysius - 10-11-2007, 08:20 AM



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