No Idol Words on Drugs 

No Idol Words on Drugs 
Posted by FoM on August 23, 2000 at 08:05:16 PT
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Source: WorldNetDaily
Regarding your piece, "Witch way on drugs?" the ceremonial use of drugs was definitely for producing an altered (altared?) state which physically allows the user to shut out sensory and, amazingly, spiritual input. Once a person is past the euphoria the true effects of the drugs begin to surface as one comes down and begins to "reconnect." We refer to this state colloquially as being "spaced out" or "zoned out" as well as other euphemistic terms. 
Whatever the time period in history, the result is still the same, the after-effects of the drug use leave you with a "softened character." D-day at Normandy would be a good analogy. It's as if "the beach" of your mind was continually bombed by an enemy in order to soften it up and prepare it for being overrun. Reconnected neural pathways leave the user susceptible to altered ways of thinking. This is not a simple changing of the mind which is either an act of deliberation or propelled by the feelings and emotions attached to any of life's situations. It is a subtle, insidious, self-centered acceptance of concepts, ideas and thoughts that leave the user with a great and growing feeling of greater and growing knowledge, wisdom and a heightened sense of spirituality. This is the deception of drugs. Not only of the user but also of those the user is able to influence. It becomes very interesting when you look at the Greek word for idolatry which is "eidolatreia." This word is derived from the root eidon which means to see with the mind's eye or to see in the mind. Whatever we setup in the mind as the source of wisdom, good and evil, the guiding principles and ethics of our lives, if it is not the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is idolatry. The First of the Ten commandments will give you a clear idea of what God's thoughts are on idolatry. As a matter of fact, God's Word is to be the source of wisdom, the standard that defines good and evil, the believing (not mental assent) of it as the source of our principles and ethics. I must admit, I am not aware of your background nor do I know if you are a Christian but, you have demonstrated great skill in rightly dividing the Word of God on this topic of drugs. I will also go so far as to point out that you currently possess a deeper understanding of this topic than most other Christians and their ministers. Please do not take this as an empty compliment or soothing words with an ulterior motive. What have I to gain? Good on you! Keep making sense Joel. Some of us are listening.  Ross A. Schott  Dope or Medicine?  Being a Spirit-filled Christian who has even taught Sunday School, I agree with you about illegal drugs. Using the pharmekeia argument is specious. If illegal drugs are forbidden by this line of reasoning then also legal drugs which are obtained at a PHARMACY should also be excluded. The verse in Corinthians that refers to one's body being the Temple of the Holy Spirit refers to sexual immorality, not consumption of intoxicants. Further it says in the Bible that it is not what goes into the body that make one unclean but what comes out of the heart. I am not in the least bit liberal but I have observed that the drug war has led to unconstitutional property seizure laws and a total disrespect for law enforcement among large segments of the populace.  Tom Graves  Wake Up, Smell The Coffee:   Preach on, brother. I think it was Hal Lindsey who introduced me to the "drug use equals sorcery" idea in either "Late Great Planet Earth" or "There's A New World Coming." Not convincing then, and not convincing now. Christians need to wake up to the fact that we are supporting an unbiblical and unconstitutional war that is destroying the freedoms of all Americans, and serves only to put money into the pockets of organized crime and the government. Or is that redundant? Keep up the good work.  Mark Walker  Just Say 'No'   Thanks for the thoughtful and well-researched article. Thanks also for distinguishing between the two questions: "Should we use recreational drugs?" and "should the government fight a war to stop us from doing so?" I believe the two questions are entirely separate. I answer them both with a resounding "NO."  Richard Carpenter  Expensive Toll:   I liked your drug war article. I'm not a drug user but I think the war on drugs is a miserable failure. Prohibition doesn't work. The thing that gets stuck in my mind is that after spending billions of dollars and now, having over 2 million people incarcerated, drugs are cheaper and more readily available than ever before. How can anyone argue that the war on drugs is a success?  CraigPublished: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 Source: WorldNetDaily (US Web)Copyright: 2000,, Inc.Contact: letters worldnetdaily.comAddress: PO Box 409, Cave Junction, OR 97523-0409Fax: (541) 597-1700Website: Articles: Witch Way on Drugs? Would Jesus Do About Dope? Toke Over The Line, Sweet Jesus?
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Comment #2 posted by Kanabys on August 23, 2000 at 17:01:40 PT
Who gave him the authority?????/
>>"Should we use recreational drugs?" and "should the government fight a war to stop us from doing so?" I believe the two questions are entirely separate. I answer them both with a resounding "NO."Good answer on the second question, but who the Hell does he think he is telling me or anyone else what we can or cannot do?? If I harm no one, NO ONE has the right!
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Comment #1 posted by Dan Hillman on August 23, 2000 at 14:04:12 PT
No visible means of support.
>We refer to this state colloquially as being "spaced out" or "zoned out" as well as other euphemistic terms.Who is this "we" Ross? Hallucinating support for your weird theories, are you? Imagining social backing where there is none is a common symptom of the bible-addled mind.
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