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Fri May 19, 2017, 05:34 PM

Can Cannabis And Christ Coexist? These Devout Southern Christians Think So

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The Deep South is the nation’s most religious region and the least open to legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use. To those who say marijuana is a sin, though, devout Christians are using the Bible to argue that it's God’s “perfect medicine” ................

Genesis 1:29, which Decker formed in 2010, is named after a Bible verse that’s oft-repeated by Christians in favor of medical marijuana: "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” To Decker, a nondenominational Christian who follows the Bible’s verses in a literal way, it means that cannabis is “meant to be eaten, whether in oil, whether in an edible,” she said..........

But to bring cannabis to the region of the US where states are deeply red and religious and where pot is both a social taboo and a ticket to jail, Decker and others are harnessing their devotion to their faiths to evangelize for it.


To read more:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alysonmartin/cannabis-reform-and-religion-in-the-south?utm_term=.ig6glNVly#.aoDvYwlYV

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:49 PM

1. The same argument would apply to opium.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:02 PM

2. Or mushrooms.

Or wine and beer.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:13 PM

3. No, because to co-exist, jesus would have to exist.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:38 PM

4. So they can chow down on belladonna next.

And there are some neat euphorbs that are herbs bearing seeds.

But--and I've heard of people who argued this--that rules out mushrooms and bananas.

Again, we pick and chose our pokejeez in our own image. It's like the immigration-folk who like to say that we're to be kind to strangers, and overlook that strangers were sometimes to assimilate (religious law) as well as be kept separate (not allowed to participate in some rituals); moreover, some "strangers" were given generations of quarantines before being allowed to assimilate. Those who hate immigration pick one set of versus; those who love immigration pick a different set. Both are double-dealing and break faith with the sources they mostly claim to rely on. (Some are honest, and just say that they pick and choose what suits them, because they're the final arbiters of right and wrong. The text they pick and choose from has words about that kind of attitude, too, but you can bet they consider those words to be unacceptable.)

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