Catholic Attitudes Towards Alcohol
(12-01-2020, 11:09 PM)Pandora Wrote: there are health benefits when alcohol is consumed in moderation, specifically to the risk of heart disease and possibly even strokes and diabetes.

It is very interesting (and thus when it's brought up in context of cannabis use, always funny to note that) moderate alcohol consumption by healthy people has health benefits.

Abuse of alcohol tends to cause harm in the exact same domain that moderate consumption causes benefit. For instance, heart disease risk is reduced with moderate drinking, but increase with binge drinking.

As for other "drugs" like marijuana, they cause no benefit to healthy people. They do seem to cause some benefit to some sick people, and thus treat a disease or its symptoms, which is the classic definition of a "drug" or "medicine". These "drugs" cause harm without benefit in healthy people.

No one has some friends over for a dinner or celebration and breaks out shots of Robitussin.

(12-01-2020, 11:09 PM)Pandora Wrote: I'm surprised you didn't bring up the wine consecrated during the Mass... too easy?

Well ... it's not really wine anymore ...

And, yeah. Too easy, and easy to object that this is just for religious reasons and in very small quantities, etc.

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Catholic Attitudes Towards Alcohol - by NSMSSS - 12-01-2020, 05:26 PM
RE: Catholic Attitudes Towards Alcohol - by MagisterMusicae - 12-02-2020, 11:53 PM

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