Sunday, August 29, 2010

can you imagine...

... a religion that prohibits alcohol?! Or even worse, one where it's members were joyless and humorless?!



Have I mentioned lately how much I love being Catholic?

9 comments:

nazareth priest said...

Yeah, I know about that one (or ones)...joyless and teetotalers...boring, nasty and just wrong!
In this country, it's an "Irish" thing; believe it or not...it's either complete abstinence or beer for breakfast (I exaggerate, of course).
Plus, the influence of Calvinism; but I read recently, that in the early years of our country, even Cotton Mather extolled the virtues of "drink"; it was then something to help the poor pioneers to cope with life (it wasn't as available; you had to make your own; complete alcohol abuse was harder to actually do). Anyway. Cheers!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Thanks for posting the surfing story. That retreat house is only five minutes from the town where I grew up.

CJ said...

can you imagine...
... a religion that prohibits alcohol?!


Aw it's not so bad. In my rebellious youth, I tried the stuff twice and didn't see what all the hype was about.

that in the early years of our country, even Cotton Mather extolled the virtues of "drink"

With all the bugs floating around back then, wine and beer were often safer to drink than water.

laurazim said...

The commenters on the Nun Beach article are certainly joyless!! Thanks for the post, Kat, and as always, the awesome photo!

Lola said...

I'm so uptight I've actually been told I should really have a drink...

But to imagine being surrounded by joyless teetotlers would be a Purgatory indeed.

Just another mad Catholic said...

a G&T a day = merryment but not drukneness

The Blind Guide said...

Hey, didn't St. Thos. Aquinas say: "Drink to the point of hilarity"? Only, I can't find it with google or searching the Summa... Does anyone have a good source for this or have I been fooled?

chasedbychildren said...

Amen Sister!