In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces
Research links excessive alcohol use to fatty liver, cirrhosis and cancers of the breast, liver, colon, mouth and throat as well as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, dementia, anxiety and depression. Nearly half of murders involve alcohol, according to studies. Drinking kills about 88,000 people annually, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Such diseases and social ills cost the nation an estimated $249 billion a year.
Even one drink a day is unhealthy, said Dr. Sarah Hartz, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. â€śIf youâ€™re going to drink, know itâ€™s not good for you.â€ť...
Might want to check the definition of "pharisee" before you start throwing that term around, Jim. One of the key components is hypocrisy. Prohibition was championed as a means of solving what was considered a social ill - drunkenness and the impact drunkenness caused to the offender and his or her family. The illicit manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol did occur. But ultimately, the nation as a whole decided it liked alcohol better than not having it. Now we deal with the consequences of that national decision.
I disagree with Norm to some extent. The criminal code section of the law is designed to discourage criminal acts through the promise of punishment. Those who do those acts anyway don't think they will be caught and punished, or perhaps don't care.
Norm from Minnesota, I don't find why it so difficult to understand that as Christians we are not to be zealots /Pharisees to provide laws for punishment for actions that the general populace doesn't want punished.
John MacArthur had an excellent sermon on the ineffectiveness of Pharisees.
https://tinyurl.com/y5gt8yyt (The Deadly Dangers of Moralism)
Timothy, apparently again you didn't take note of prohibition! how did that work out? I believe on the same site if not on the same article it was pointed out prohibition did last in a couple of states until 1966 and is in still some counties now in various States. so, you can pass laws that a large proportion of Voters support but otherwise it's a futile effort!
as the article previously mentioned point it out all you do is alienate people they're not all I can be your political allies but more importantly might be interested in your religion as long as it isn't a political party âť—đź‘Ž
History Channel wrote: .... ...Prohibition was waning by the end of the 1920s. In addition, fundamentalist and nativist forces had gained more control over the temperance movement, alienating its more moderate members...
excerpt from https://www.history.com/topics/prohibition
So Jim, are you saying that since people have bad heartsâ€”and of course they doâ€”we should pass laws that are commensurate in wickedness? You and your Dimocrat friends would love that, wouldnâ€™t you?
Only an observation, the article is suggesting a rather band-aid solution to a problem with the natural man and all that comes with being of and in the world; the issue ultimately isn't alcohol, but within a person before the first drink is ever picked up. The article's solution never has "The Answer if Finding Fullness and Completeness in Jesus Christ". Who could ever think that possible? They didn't then, no one will today. Nature abhors a vaccuum. Sounds like we've gone full circle, though a reference to the 'pain killer crisis isn't referred to either..