Bible does NOT prohibit alcohol sales!

Bible does NOT prohibit alcohol sales!

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Individual Sovereignty

Green Forest, AR

#1 Dec 27, 2012
As we wind down to the January 15th vote to make Estill County Wet or keep it dry. I can't help but chuckle at the attempts various people and preachers at trying to use the bible to justify a dry vote. They use bible versus about people drinking too much. They site "studies" about the social costs of alcoholism.. But never do they actually prove that the Bible prohibits people from alcohol or buying alcohol. One Preacher from a Church on Rice Station even claims its his right as a man of God to do his will..

Fact of the matter is that our social woes involving alcohol have been in this county despite a prohibition on sales for many many years. The whole movement to keep this county dry is completely based on everything that does not involve the actual purchasing of the substance.

I offer this alternative explaination to the "gluttony" of people when it comes to alcohol.. You see You don't have to go buy a full tank of gas in your car if you live and drive only around town because you have close access to gas. You don't have to buy 3 gallons of milk to make sure you have enough to last the week because you have several outlets that sell Milk. You don't have to worry about buying an entire carton of smokes because you have many stores that sell it by the pack. What I am driving at is that by the very nature of people and the way they react in any economy suggests that the harder it is for people to obtain something they want, the higher the price and the higher amount (bulk purchasing) of the item they will get. So in reality prohibition on the sale of alcohol in this county has led to people buying alcohol in bulk and then turning around and consuming that alcohol in bulk. Where as if sales were legal in the county people would be less likely to purchase so much at a time and result in less instances of extreme intoxication.
Voter

Springfield, NJ

#2 Dec 27, 2012
Vote no. Let's keep irvine dry.
Individual Sovereignty

Irvine, KY

#3 Dec 27, 2012
Voter wrote:
Vote no. Let's keep irvine dry.
You know if you don't drink or don't want to be seen purchasing alcohol... Nothing has to change by going wet.. You still can waste gas going to Winchester or Richmond... Just saying..Keeping a dry County solves nothing.
Biblical scholar

Richmond, KY

#4 Dec 27, 2012
But we all KNOW that Jesus turned the water into non-alcoholic wine. Right???
Individual Sovereignty

Green Forest, AR

#5 Dec 27, 2012
What is unfortunate is that Dry County supporters have problems with alcohol which do not actually involve the purchasing of the substance.
Anny Opiate

Irvine, KY

#6 Dec 27, 2012
I wish we could have a "go green" vote if you know what I mean. I'm damn tired of everyone getting to drink beer, gamble, and go to church but if I want to burn a joint I have to sneak and act like an outcast. You pro Jesus people should be on board with this, if it wasn't his intentions for me to feel the best ever when I blaze then why did he program me with THC receptors? If grass was legal it would shut down these pill dealers, for what you pay for one pill you can buy a bag of herb. Not to mention everyone would calm down a notch or two. To hell with this vote wet if you want beer it's already legal you can buy it in Richmond lets all vote GREEN, if he could turn water into wine I bet he could turn shake into prime!
Individual Sovereignty

Irvine, KY

#7 Dec 28, 2012
Anny Opiate wrote:
I wish we could have a "go green" vote if you know what I mean. I'm damn tired of everyone getting to drink beer, gamble, and go to church but if I want to burn a joint I have to sneak and act like an outcast. You pro Jesus people should be on board with this, if it wasn't his intentions for me to feel the best ever when I blaze then why did he program me with THC receptors? If grass was legal it would shut down these pill dealers, for what you pay for one pill you can buy a bag of herb. Not to mention everyone would calm down a notch or two. To hell with this vote wet if you want beer it's already legal you can buy it in Richmond lets all vote GREEN, if he could turn water into wine I bet he could turn shake into prime!
You are welcome to start your own weed thread and I encourage you to do so but this is about the alcohol vote next month so it would be appreciated if we can stay on topic
Just thinking

Richmond, KY

#8 Dec 29, 2012
While it is true that the Bible does not prohibit alcohol sales, it also does not prohibit heroin sales, but I don't want that around here.
Individual Sovereignty

London, KY

#9 Dec 30, 2012
Just thinking wrote:
While it is true that the Bible does not prohibit alcohol sales, it also does not prohibit heroin sales, but I don't want that around here.
Then don't buy it....... This notion that you need to prohibit something because you don't like it or because you've been told its dangerous is not a historically proper response to dealing with an object or substance that people exploit and cause harm afterward. People need to learn the value of life once again. They need to understand that they are much more than just an evolutionary species of animal. They need to learn that there are consequences for their actions.
Just thinking

Richmond, KY

#10 Dec 30, 2012
Individual Sovereignty wrote:
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They need to learn that there are consequences for their actions.
You got that right. Just look at what liquor has done to Madison county. If the people had known what vermin we would have to deal with because of alcohol, I am sure they would have voted dry. So yes, there will be consequences, drunks, fights, shootings, police on the take, you name it, and alcohol will give it to you.

I do applaud you for pointing this truth out for your fellow man. Good Job.
Individual Sovereignty

London, KY

#11 Dec 30, 2012
Just thinking wrote:
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You got that right. Just look at what liquor has done to Madison county. If the people had known what vermin we would have to deal with because of alcohol, I am sure they would have voted dry. So yes, there will be consequences, drunks, fights, shootings, police on the take, you name it, and alcohol will give it to you.
I do applaud you for pointing this truth out for your fellow man. Good Job.
IF you are going to quote me, then I suggest you quote me in full because otherwise you are going to appear deceptive with your posts. I challenge you to suggest that Estill County does not suffer from these things you mention now. I challenge you to prove how any of what you listed has anything to do with the actual purchase of the substance rather than the human abuse of the substance. I challenge you to prove how keeping this county dry would magically take care of the problems you listed.. Finally I challenge you to prove how alcohol committed any of the problems you listed instead of a human.
tackle

London, KY

#12 Dec 31, 2012
WRONG read what the BIBLE says about the one who puts a strong drink to ones mouth and that no drunkard shall enter the KINGDOM OF GOD. 2 seperate scriptures, then run your refferance on those 2.
Individual Sovereignty

London, KY

#13 Dec 31, 2012
The Bible references drinking too much and the perils of such behavior... Does not forbid the purchase or even the occasional consumption of the substance.. After all, why would Jesus create something for people just to forbid it.
tickle

Irvine, KY

#14 Jan 23, 2013
If you don,t love moonshine you don,t love your country
Barnes

Irvine, KY

#15 Jan 24, 2013
I'm so sick and tired of all these people going around quoting bible verses! Half of them, they change it around to suit their argument.
Hey

Irvine, KY

#16 Jan 24, 2013
What about the Bible verse where Jesus turned the water into wine??? I thought it was Ok to drink as long as you didn't become a drunkard.(Bible word)I figured it meant the same as drunk. Jesus drank. It's all about self control. It's like when you eat. Its a sin to eat to much, but it's not a sin to eat. Same with the drinking. Moderation people. Shouldn't be to hard to understand......

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