In search of interesting posts about alcohol the Lords of the Drinks often wander the web. From time to time we than stumble across some religious freak that tells us God doesn’t want us to drink. For the record: so far this only happened with Christians. That’s right, a religion where drinking is allowed. Now we have to watch not to impose our morals to others either, but we do have a friendly advice: don’t let any of these bastards look down on you because you have drunken fun once in a while.
Now we realize this is a delicate topic. In religion it’s simply impossible to say who’s right and who’s wrong. Still there are people on the web who urge others never to get intoxicated. Saying basically that you are a bad Christian and therefore a bad human if you do. Well everyone is entitled to their own opinion when it comes to drinking, but when they start to condemn us, that’s where we draw the line.
For the record, we are speaking about a religion with a prophet who shared wine with his followers and called it his blood. A prophet who turned water into wine. If he was against drinking, wouldn’t he have done it the other way around?
Now that we established that Jesus loved and encouraged drinking wine, let’s speak about the big question: is it bad to be drunk? Some Christians on the internet seem to think so. Saying you should devote your whole life to God and therefore you should always be clear of mind. Well, we say this is for priests, monks and nuns and even they through history didn’t spent all their time praying. They contributed to human development by writing books, studying medicine and yes: making delicious wines and beers. Just think about the Trappist monks who gave Belgium its unique beer culture.
So why would it be so bad to get drunk? We always encouraged social drunkenness. That means socialize with (new) people and don’t be aggressive. Isn’t that what being a Christian is also about? We like to believe that it’s way more important to treat the people around you kind than to stay sober all the time. The same goes for people who believe in Islam, a religion that is said to reject alcohol. But what would be more important to Allah, killing, stealing or drinking?
The thing is that ultra religious people always think that the way they live is the only way to go. Well, we believe there are more ways to live your life right. And it doesn’t even matter if you’re religious or not. We say it’s never a crime to drink like hell, as long as you don’t bother people (too much). Some of the greatest thinkers and creative minds were huge drunks, just check our selection of great drunkards in history and see for yourself. Among them there are people who made life more comfortable in various ways for humanity.
So don’t let anybody tell you that you’re a bad person just because you like to party and drink. You probably know best when you’re taking it too far. We all have that little voice inside that tells us the line between right and wrong. Call it your inner soul, call it a conscience, but right now that little voice is telling me to have a drink. Cheers!
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