Not smoking can be sinful
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incrucetrad Wrote: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.

Being a Doctor of Psychology I'd say he knows plenty about addictions. Fr. Ripperger is also professor of Dogmatic and Moral Theology and Philosophy at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. He has room to talk.

If you don't give a "fig" about what we say then you should probably find another place to spew opinion as fact (regarding whether smoking is sinful according to the Church). You obviously don't know what your talking about when it comes to what the Church teaches sin is. Because nicotine is a stimulate, it's addictive and can harm some people when they abuse it doesn't mean that nicotine is wrong because of it's nature. If that were so I hope you've cut out all stimulants from your lifestyle. A mormon lifestyle might be right up your alley.

It appears that you've taken quite a puritan/protestant view of this. If you don't like smoking and have had serious issues with it (and it sounds like you have) then it would be wrong for you to smoke. For a man such as George Burns, for example, who was noted for smoking 10-15 cigars a day it obviously didn't have the same negative effects, he died of natural causes at the age of 100.
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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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