Liquor by the drink won't destroy quality of life

Jan 27, 2008 Full story: Charlotte.com 58

Opponents point to the concern that allowing liquor by the drink will somehow destroy the quality of life in Indian Trail.A recent letter to The Charlotte Observer went so far as to tell those in favor of allowing liquor by the drink to move to Charlotte.

There is absolutely no reason why liquor by the drink must go hand-in-hand with turning Indian Trail into a series of bars and strip joints. Zoning and ordinances can keep that from happening. It has worked in other communities, and there's no reason why it can't work here. Read more

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hmm

Salisbury, NC

#41 Mar 25, 2008
Just another reason why dumb rednecks need education on alcohol in general. When you're poor, with nothing to do, drinking is your option. Plus, when you have chain restaurants as your options what do you expect? A nice restaurant would bring in good quality people, not dumbasses looking at the pictures of drinks to order from.
Manfred

Dublin, OH

#42 Mar 25, 2008
There are some ridiculous comments flying around. Poor doesn't mean you drink, redneck doesn't mean you're dumb.

Each has their own reason - but whatever it is, let it be decided at the polls. I don't think anyone should push their moral beliefs on another and I don't think having a drink with a meal will condemn anyone to hell.

Since: Jul 08

Charlotte

#43 Jul 18, 2008
I never could understand why "Christians" bitch and complain about drinking. The MAN you worship turned water into wine. Even he like to drink a little bit.
hmmmmm

Charlotte, NC

#44 Jul 18, 2008
If you are out fishing, just the two of you, and ask a baptist if they want a beer, they will accept. however, if theres 2 Baptist on the boat, neither will accept.
patriot

Dublin, OH

#45 Jul 21, 2008
hmmmmm wrote:
If you are out fishing, just the two of you, and ask a baptist if they want a beer, they will accept. however, if theres 2 Baptist on the boat, neither will accept.
LOL....and they for sure won't speak to you in the liquor store!
YOU NEED HELP

Mount Holly, NC

#46 Jul 21, 2008
I consider myself to be a Christian, and I have looked and asked the question to many, where in the Bible does it speak out against drinking.
Now I have read where it Bible makes references to doing anything in excess and we should treat our bodies as temples. There are a whole lot of fat Christians that eating waaaaaaay to much, and excessing what is health and not treating their body as a temple, as it is stated in the Bible.
There is a different between drinking and getting drug.
There is a differences between YOU CHOICING not to do something and something being wrong. Just because you choice not to drink doesn't make it wrong. Now getting drunk is something different. For something to be wrong, you have to be able to point out why it's wrong (either by the laws of the land, or the law of the Bible).
Some churches give you an option at communion, either wine or grape juice.
I'm always willing to learn, so please tell me where it's says drinking is wrong in the Bible.
Mr Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#47 Jul 21, 2008
YOU NEED HELP wrote:
I consider myself to be a Christian, and I have looked and asked the question to many, where in the Bible does it speak out against drinking.
Now I have read where it Bible makes references to doing anything in excess and we should treat our bodies as temples. There are a whole lot of fat Christians that eating waaaaaaay to much, and excessing what is health and not treating their body as a temple, as it is stated in the Bible.
There is a different between drinking and getting drug.
There is a differences between YOU CHOICING not to do something and something being wrong. Just because you choice not to drink doesn't make it wrong. Now getting drunk is something different. For something to be wrong, you have to be able to point out why it's wrong (either by the laws of the land, or the law of the Bible).
Some churches give you an option at communion, either wine or grape juice.
I'm always willing to learn, so please tell me where it's says drinking is wrong in the Bible.
Is stupidity a "sin"? YOU CHOICING to be stupid, is that your right under God's law?
reader of the petty bored

Jefferson, GA

#48 Jul 21, 2008
Most who go to church, have their own relationship with God. Any label you place yourself in can be un-defined for lack of living up to what you wish you could.

How many do you think will get into Heaven? It wont be because of one beer that you do not get into Heaven. It will be the mass troubles that you have chosen in your lifetime altogether. Be more affraid of mocking those labels than drinking them!
t sweet

United States

#50 Jul 22, 2008
YOU NEED HELP wrote:
I consider myself to be a Christian, and I have looked and asked the question to many, where in the Bible does it speak out against drinking.
Now I have read where it Bible makes references to doing anything in excess and we should treat our bodies as temples. There are a whole lot of fat Christians that eating waaaaaaay to much, and excessing what is health and not treating their body as a temple, as it is stated in the Bible.
There is a different between drinking and getting drug.
There is a differences between YOU CHOICING not to do something and something being wrong. Just because you choice not to drink doesn't make it wrong. Now getting drunk is something different. For something to be wrong, you have to be able to point out why it's wrong (either by the laws of the land, or the law of the Bible).
Some churches give you an option at communion, either wine or grape juice.
I'm always willing to learn, so please tell me where it's says drinking is wrong in the Bible.
Proverbs 20:1 "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." There are two types of wine in the Bible. One is fermented wine, the other speaks of juice taken directly from the grapes, which is grape juice. People need to get their story straight especially when they are speaking of a Holy, Sinless, Omnipotent God. Stop falsely accusing Him!

“The only way around is through”

Since: Mar 08

Cresco, Iowa

#51 Jul 22, 2008
It makes no sense to use the Bible as a crutch and to get what you want. If we lived by the Bible then we would not have many of the goods you have come to enjoy and love. Do you tithe 20% of your earnings every week to the Church you attend like the Bible says? Probably not, few do, and we all sin. So to use the Bible against the items YOU dislike is morally wrong. If you do not like the alcohol, do not go there. We all sin, and as long as you have accepted Jesus as your savior and ask for his forgiveness, then your sins will be tossed in to the sea of forgetfullness. It is not up to you to Judge other people or to try amek decisions for them, only the Lord can pass judgement. So the next time you are cussing at the person that cut you off pulling out of Lake Park, or watch a show/movie that has curse words and vulgar material, and so on, that is just as bad as drinking any alcohol. A sin is a sin and all sins are the same in Gods eyes, no matter how big or small. So as the Bible says, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
REBEL ROUSER

Indian Trail, NC

#53 Jul 22, 2008
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you!!! Amen!
DOUBLE AMEN!!
Unpoilitically correct

Waxhaw, NC

#54 Aug 21, 2008
Whoever claims to be a Christian, in order to pass judgement on others is not living by the word. Moderation consuption of wine was OK by Jesus or he would never changed it at the wedding.

RELAX, my fellow Christian believers and let God handle the judgements.
juniper

Indian Trail, NC

#55 Aug 23, 2008
Unpoilitically correct wrote:
Whoever claims to be a Christian, in order to pass judgement on others is not living by the word. Moderation consuption of wine was OK by Jesus or he would never changed it at the wedding.
RELAX, my fellow Christian believers and let God handle the judgements.
How right you are. The Deacon puts up a great front being a "christian", however, ride by his house on a Sat afternoon, expecially when he's working in the yard, "beverages" are flowing!!
maggy

Pakistan

#56 Aug 26, 2008
do chris brown drinks liqour
Waxhaw resident

Charlotte, NC

#57 Sep 13, 2008
I consider myself to be a "true Christian" as you have put it. The bible does not prohibit alcohol. Locust citizen said it best, Jesus first miracle was turning water to wine. We are not in the age of prohibition anymore, please join us in the 21st century.
jumpinjack

Indian Trail, NC

#60 Oct 16, 2008
Does anyone know which restaurants in Indian Trail are serving beer, wine.
I've always loved the food at Rossini's, and now go more often because I can have an adult beverage. Have also noticed there are more patrons there than before. The owner said sales have gone way up. Big Apple in Stallings is close by and we go there on Fri or Sat nights. Lots of fun and close to home. Too bad some council people did the "beer/wine" thing as a "gotcha" and didn't have the kahoonas to go for the full alcohol ride.
nuts

Saint Cloud, FL

#63 Aug 26, 2009
Jeff Merriott wrote:
I live in Indian Trail and I just don't see the problem with leaving the drinking to the other communities. I am a CHRISTIAN and I am fully with the alcohol ban, we don't want it or need it. I will happily go to wendy's after church with my sunday school class and I will go home a better person without alcohol running my life. My house is for the LORD not the devil.
A preacher had taken us all out to eat ater Sunday church service one Sunday. The preacher asked the clerk if she had went to church beore coming to work that day. Her reply was, "No, I have to come in too early on Sundays to cook for all you Christians." Stop eating out on Sundays period, and then they will close on Sunday's, the the cooks and waitresses can GO TO CHURCH also. Now thats Christianity isn't it? Have a cook out after church, of course, buythe stuff on Friday or Saturday, not Sunday, then the grocery store can close on Sundays's and all the workers can go to church also. Now thats Christianity isn't it?
I do not drink and I have not found but a handfull in our town that voted to get liquior by the drink, AND it still got voted in. Everyone I talked to about after elections, DID NOT vote for it, but, yet we stll have it now in our town.
Pray very hard it does not pass there, it has made a bad impact on our town. We have lost a good many citizens due to drunk drivers going home from bars. It is not a good thing at all.
Except for the money factor. And we all know that the love of money is the root of all evil.
Icenine

Marshville, NC

#64 Aug 26, 2009
This thread contains the weakest arguements against liquior by the drink that I have ever heard. People have been changing their consciousness since the beginning of time. It had nothing to do with the condition of the available drinking water. So don't worry Indian Trail,you are not bound for Hell if you have a cocktail with dinner.The arguements seem more a repeat of standard pulpit rhetoric than any kind of original thought.

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