JWs and legalized Marijuana
DOC says ......... Jws have some half-cocked idea regarding drug use (and even tobacco, I think) that links it to "spiritualism"
Ironically alcohol for centuries was called spirits in many cultures.
Based most likely on the notion that when one drinks this product one immerses themselves into the spirit world.
I can see some problems with marijuana and the JWS leaders for it might be taken in similarity to smoking tobacco for pleasure, which has always been legal.
Imagine the mass exodus if they banned alcohol?
aintenoughwiskey: Imagine the mass exodus if they banned alcohol?
With a username like that..I can see why you would say that! Lol!
The JWs' use of alcohol is such a paradox.
On one hand, the WT makes a huge deal out of the ways that their brand of medicine can "reduce the need for blood transfusion" yet on the other hand, alcohol use increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Bleeding from oesophageal varices is responsible for 5-11% of all cases of upper gastrointestinal bleeding
In Western countries, alcoholic and viral cirrhosis are the leading causes of portal hypertension and oesophageal varices
It is no surprise that many JWs experience gastrointestinal bleeding.
Why hasn't the WT banned alcohol use? A step like that would definitely have reduced the number of JWs who would have required a blood transfusion.
Can you imagine Stephen Lett high? How bizarre would that be?
Are you suggesting that he isn't under the influence of something when he gives his JW/TV broadcasts? Surely you jest!
The whole problem with government and church's they fail to understand that the human body has cannabinoid receptors that only the marijuana plant can activate or satisfy. Its health benefits out weigh any negative affects. when I was still going to meetings I was consuming marijuana edibles for a health problem ,which I fully cured my problem of going to toilet 3or4 times a night, this problem existed for years ,after one month fixed. Every human has the right to self medicate.
I suspect that used as medicine, marijuana would be accepted by the younger generation of Elders. I think there are probably some Witnesses whose consciences would allow them to eat Brownies. (They just wouldn't let it be known, so as to not stumble weaker brothers and sisters.)
I cannot try anything stupid for risk of losing my very enjoyable job. I tell you, though, the minute I retire, I am trying some edible delightful pot. I hear it's so much fun, can hardly wait!
NotenoughwhiskeyImagine the mass exodus if they banned alcohol?
Forget bunker paranoia...now that would be a test of faith!!
Orphancrow Wow I had no idea jw's suffered from high levels of GI bleeds. If they get varicies though they need a blood transfusion, no question. Many must die. Another dangerous blood statistic they keep under wraps.