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To: scbison
But imposing abstinence from alcohol as a non-negotiable behavioral standard for all Christians is a moral requirement unknown to scripture.

Prohibition was, at one time, a logical step to address alcohol abuse. At the time widespread availability of safe drinking water and other beverages was not common. And, for certain people who just can't drink in moderation, it is still useful.

But to insist one must abstain from alcohol 100% to be considered Christian is a dogma no less than some of those who claim one must adhere to the majority view of the Trinity (or insert your other favorite dogma here) in order to be considered a Christian.

Jesus Christ alone will determine who passes the Christian test, not any organized church or extreme fundies who appoint themselves to that role.

14 posted on 01/12/2011 9:11:46 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
....to insist one must abstain from alcohol 100% to be considered Christian is a dogma no less than some of those who claim one must adhere to the majority view of the Trinity (or insert your other favorite dogma here) in order to be considered a Christian.

Jesus Christ alone will determine who passes the Christian test, not any organized church or extreme fundies who appoint themselves to that role.

Do you yourself hold to the "majority view", or to some other view?

20 posted on 01/12/2011 9:20:40 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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