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!
Thanks for posting the surfing story. That retreat house is only five minutes from the town where I grew up.
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.
The commenters on the Nun Beach article are certainly joyless!! Thanks for the post, Kat, and as always, the awesome photo!
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.
a G&T a day = merryment but not drukneness
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?
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