Monday, April 25, 2005

Drinking, Swearing, Smoking and other unpardonable sins

I read this review of the current U2 tour (which I unfortunately won't be going to, since I was occupied the day that the Toronto shows sold out in a matter of minutes, unless someone's got extra tickets???), and the ensuing discussion thread had Christians bashing one another for their views on drinking, swearing, and smoking. I enjoy beer, and other forms of alcohol, in moderation. I put up with, and even enjoy the occasional 'cuss word' from time to time, but I'm not a fan of vulgar language (there's a difference). And though I don't smoke cigarettes, I enjoy a cigar from time to time. According to some, I'm doomed. According to others I listen to U2 in order use them as justification for my behavior as a Christian who smokes, swears and drinks. Others complain about Bono singing about 'sex'. He's a married man, who's been married to the same girl for more than 2 decades, which is astounding for a 'rock star'. To quote Bono "Are we as Christians going to let the pornographers have the last word on sexuality? Or are we going to write songs about sexuality that are beautiful and true because that's what He does?"
Anyway, what are your thoughts? Am I doomed because I say 'shit' from time to time instead of 'shoot' or 'sugar', and because I tend to order a pint of leffe brune, or heineken instead of a pint of Coke? Or is coke evil too, becaused it's laced with sugar and caffeine (a known addictive drug)...

p.s. For any readers in the Ptbo area, I've been toying with the idea of starting a 'theology pub' night, or 'theology on tap' or 'God and Brew' thing, where we sit in a pub and discuss God and his kingdom and how we as his kids can love others in his name. If you're interested drop me a line.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're ok even if you are a drunkard and a glutton. I'm doomed though because I sometimes talk about fucking and I do it too. Have mercy on me a sinner.

11:02 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and I think theology pub should start soon. I will be there for the first meeting.

11:03 p.m.  
Blogger Cigar Jack said...

I'm a Christian who does enjoy the occasional drink and a cigar. About the whole sex thing. I do beleive King Solomon sung about praising God for his beautiful wife and the sex he had with her in the Song of Solomon.

12:43 p.m.  

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