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Old 10-24-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I a evengelical christian, not a whako though, I find nothing wrong with enjoying the herb that god put on earth. It says nothing in the bible about it. What do you think?
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I had a friend some years ago that had the same thoughts about marijuana being OK for a Christian, but he felt the Lord convicted him that it was wrong, if for no other reason, because it's illegal. And Romans 12(?) or is 13 (?) tells us we should obey legal authority. Just a thought...
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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kaykay beat me to the fact its illegal!..
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I believe the Rastafarians would disagree.

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For many Rastas, smoking cannabis (known as ganja, marijuana, herb, kali, "trees", "bud", or lamb's bread) is a spiritual act, often accompanied by Bible study; they consider it a sacrament that cleans the body and mind, heals the soul, exalts the consciousness, facilitates peacefulness, brings pleasure, and brings them closer to Jah. The burning of the herb is often said to be essential "for it will sting in the hearts of those that promote and perform evil and wrongs." Many believe that cannabis originated in Africa, and that it is a part of their African culture that they are reclaiming. It is sometimes also referred to as "the healing of the nation", a phraseology adapted from Revelation 22:2.

They believe that the smoking of cannabis enjoys Biblical sanction and is an aid to meditation and religious observance.
Among Biblical verses Rastas believe justify the use of cannabis:

Genesis 1:11 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."
Genesis 3:18 "... thou shalt eat the herb of the field."
Proverbs 15:17 "Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith."[1]
Psalms 104:14 "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man."
According to Rastafarian and other scholars, the etymology of the word "cannabis" and similar terms in all the languages of the Near East may be traced to the Hebrew qaneh bosm קנה-בשם that is one of the herbs God commands Moses to include in his preparation of sacred anointing perfume in Exodus 30:23; the Hebrew term also appears in Isaiah 43:24; Jeremiah 6:20; Ezekiel 27:19; and Song of Songs 4:14. Deuterocanonical and canonical references to the patriarchs Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses "burning incense before the Lord" are also applied, and many Rastas today refer to cannabis by the term ishence — a slightly changed form of the English word "incense". It is also said that cannabis was the first plant to grow on King Solomon's grave.
Rastafari movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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I believe the Rastafarians would disagree.
The Dutch don't seem to mind it too much, either, eh, Tricky?
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Well, we do not condone slavery and childpornography.
But Softdrugs are legal here in Holland, as long as you don't sell it or grow large quantities in your home.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:51 PM
 
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I a evengelical christian, not a whako though, I find nothing wrong with enjoying the herb that god put on earth. It says nothing in the bible about it. What do you think?
You're not the first evangelical Christian I've encountered who felt that way, or who used marijuana. Still, finding nothing wrong with "enjoying the herb that god put on earth" is far more typical of Rastafarians than it is of evangelical Christians, and I notice that your particular phrasing is almost identical to the way they ususally talk about it. Influenced, perhaps?
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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You're not the first evangelical Christian I've encountered who felt that way, or who used marijuana.
This is truly the first time I have heard of weed-smoking evangelical Christians.
Any more of you out there?
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:58 PM
 
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The show Weeds has one..

awesome show.

Showtime - Weeds Official Site
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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If it weren't illegal I would say it's the same as alcohol. But the illegal part is there wether you like it or not, so no you shouldn't do it.
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