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Old 06-14-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Miami via Phoenix
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This is not about the booze. This is about freedom of religion (or lack thereof) as a universal human right. This is about members of a certain religious denomination shoving their views down other people's throat. If evangelical christians don't want to drink on sundays, If muslims don't want to drink at all, If jews don't want to eat pork, they are welcome not to do so. They are not entitled to tell me the atheist what to do.
Now you have me thinking, since I drink wine Every Sunday at 10am.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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Now you have me thinking, since I drink wine Every Sunday at 10am.
There are no laws prohibiting you from drinking wine at 10AM on Sunday. Just make sure you have bought it in advance.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Miami via Phoenix
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There are no laws prohibiting you from drinking wine at 10AM on Sunday. Just make sure you have bought it in advance.
Hate to see an outdoor Church service go bad
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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It is a law banning the sale of alcohol during certain hours, not having anything to do with religion. The state is certainly entitled to make laws relating to commerce within its own borders. You are barking up the wrong tree here with a religious argument. If you need liquor on Sunday before 1 make sure you buy it the day before.
I don't believe for a second that these laws don't have their roots in a religious concern. I seriously doubt that there is no correlation between the few hours of the week during which you can't purchase alcohol and those same hours just happening to coincide with the hours most church going folks are actually going to church. It may not be a religious law but it certainly was inspired by religious lawmakers who decided to legislate morality, if only during those few hours. And, whoever was first, continued to inspire other lawmakers to either adopt or modify those laws for themselves.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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I don't believe for a second that these laws don't have their roots in a religious concern. I seriously doubt that there is no correlation between the few hours of the week during which you can't purchase alcohol and those same hours just happening to coincide with the hours most church going folks are actually going to church. It may not be a religious law but it certainly was inspired by religious lawmakers who decided to legislate morality, if only during those few hours. And, whoever was first, continued to inspire other lawmakers to either adopt or modify those laws for themselves.
It doesn't matter. The legislature passed a law that it is authorized to pass.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Even in Key West, sales of alcohol are banned before 12 PM on Sundays.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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It doesn't matter. The legislature passed a law that it is authorized to pass.
Read my earlier comment...no argument there. Just keeping it an honest conversation.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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The real question is, why are you drinking in the morning?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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Also, welcome to the Bible belt. You do realize you now live in the town that belongs to the Quran burning church don't you?
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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It doesn't matter. The legislature passed a law that it is authorized to pass.
It doesn't mean I have to support that law. Our state's alcohol laws are wacky to begin with, all for no really good reason.
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