smart drug use acceptable?
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Pandora, your'e thinking of Kant, and his "categorical imperative" idea isn't Catholic. A critique of it here: https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03432a.htm

OP, IMO, the word "drugs" has too many connotations for people to think clearly about what you're asking. What substances are you referring to? My hunch is that, if they're legal and freely available over the counter, they're not very psychotropic and wouldn't affect your reason. Well, unless you're talking about recently legalized pot -- which wouldn't help anyone study --  or you live in Oregon. Or you have some unusual sensitivity (I knew someone who'd freak out after consuming caffeine). 

Anyway, you should take the matter up with your priest.

To others here: would you have a problem with someone drinking St. John's Wort tea or chamomile tea to mellow out at the end of the day? A cup of espresso to better wake up in the morning? Are herbs "drugs"? Is aspirin? Nicotine? Coffee? Alcohol? Is it immoral to have a few shots of espresso before taking a test so you'll possibly improve your performance? What about coffee to stay awake on a long drive? A glass of red wine before bed to help you sleep? Tarragon tea to help with sleep or a toothache? What about tarragon pills (if such a thing exists) or capsules? Limoncello to aid digestion after dinner? Where are your lines? And why are they there? Whatever you do approve of, would you change your mind if they were called "drugs"? And are you so sure of your opinion on this that you're willing to pronounce on it as if you're a moral theologian or a priest who has care for the original poster's soul?
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smart drug use acceptable? - by confusedwalrus23 - 12-02-2020, 11:27 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Chadster - 12-02-2020, 11:58 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-02-2020, 12:02 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by FultonFan - 12-02-2020, 12:23 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-02-2020, 01:06 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-02-2020, 02:00 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by CaptCrunch73 - 12-02-2020, 02:54 PM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by VoxClamantis - 12-03-2020, 07:07 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by Pandora - 12-03-2020, 11:18 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by jack89 - 12-03-2020, 08:01 AM
RE: smart drug use acceptable? - by VoxClamantis - 12-03-2020, 03:54 PM



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