New Article in JW.ORG "Should Christians Drink Tea?"

by EdenOne 39 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • jam

    Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep

    our bodies and out minds healthy and strong. God

    gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This

    law is known as the word of wisdom.

    Doctrine and Covenants 89: 1-21. No coffee or tea.

  • JT speaks-out
    JT speaks-out

    I thought this article was real because it's so bat shit crazy.


    As long as there are weak-minded individuals who need their decisions made for them, there will be unscrupulous individuals willing to do so. They will also CHARGE $$$ for this wonderful counsel.

    Its called supply and demand. Stop supplying a mental and spiritual vacuum for someone else to fill, and they will stop demanding your obedience and $$$$!!!!


  • panhandlegirl

    The article was so outrageous that you had me. Although I did notice the errors in writing mentioned previously, it sounds like the borgs reasoning.

    Very witty.

  • bohm

    Too many long words to be a real article :-). Thanks for the laugh.

  • Dis-Member


    The tea ceremony is understood and practiced to foster harmony in humanity, promote harmony with nature, discipline the mind, quiet the heart, and attain the purity of enlightenment, the art of tea becomes teaism. The term "chadao" has two words, the first being 'tea' and the second the Chinese loanword tao/dao/ native suffix -ism (also Japanese: 主義), and could thus be read as 'teaism'. Another, more literal reading of the word is the 'way of tea' (茶 tea and 道 way), comparable with for example 弓道; the way of the bow. The term can be used to describe tea ceremony as the interests in tea culture and studies and pursued over time with self-cultivation. Teaism is mostly a simplistic mode of aesthetics, but there are subtle insights into ethics, and even metaphysics. Teaism is related to teamind. A sense of focus and concentration while under the influence of great tasting tea. Teaist is a person who performs or enjoys the art of tea and teaism. In Chinese and Japanese, as well as Korean traditional culture, there are well developed teaisms.

  • EdenOne


    And, let's not forget that teaocracy is opposed to theocracy, just as teaism is opposed to theism. It's all the devil's work.


  • Mr Negative
    Mr Negative

    The Bible may not say anything specifically about drinking tea, but I'm pretty sure that it at least implies, in Genesis, that Joseph read tea leaves

  • EdenOne

    Mr Negative

    It's called "tasseography" or "tasseomancy".

    The fact that Joseph owned a siver "divination cup" such as most egyptian noblemen had, doesn't mean that:

    a) Joseph actually used it for divination purposes; He was probably just mongering fear among his brothers.

    b) Such divination, if existed, was done with tea leaves.


  • zed is dead
    zed is dead

    I would be thrilled to give up tea, instead of fornication. T & A in exchange for tea seems like a good trade.


    (not to exclude teabagging)

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