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Why do Rastafarians believe it is okay to use cannabis?

Almost every denomination and sect of Christianity believes it is wrong to use cannabis. For some reason they always quote Scripture that pertains to alcohol as reasons for why one should not use it. ...
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Under what basis does the Catholic Church condemn the use of drugs while permitting alcohol?

The use of drugs inflicts very grave damage on human health and life. Their use, except on strictly therapeutic grounds, is a grave offense. CCC 2291 Let me state this in the clearest terms ...
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In today's world, what drug use would be deemed pharmakeia, or sorcery, as it is listed in Galatians 5:20? [closed]

In Galatians 5:20, among the deeds of the flesh, Paul lists "pharmakeia," which, as i understand, is commonly translated as sorcery or witchcraft, referring to the use or administering of drugs or ...
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What arguments are used by Protestants who object to the use of marijuana, even where it is legal?

With the legalization of recreational marijuana in a few states this summer, no longer can the argument against marijuana be that people are supposed to obey those in authority over them (in this ...
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Does CCC 2291 imply smoking is sinful?

This says: Smoking in moderation is not a sin at all (CCC 2290). The statement "Smoking in moderation is not a sin at all" can be found elsewhere like here and somewhere there. I have two ...
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Is masturbation worse than smoking (for the Catholic Church)?

This says: Smoking in moderation is not a sin at all (CCC 2290). The statement "Smoking in moderation is not a sin at all" can be found elsewhere like here and somewhere there. I have two ...
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How has the position of the Catholic Church on drugs changed over time?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 2211 The political community has a duty to honor the family, to assist it, and to ensure especially [...] the protection of security and health, ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on the drug DMT?

Does the Roman Catholic Church teach that using the drug N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT or N,N-DMT) is sinful and contrary to Christian beliefs? What is the stance of the RCC on this drug? I have heard ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on recreational marijuana use?

Several US states have passed voter initiatives to allow recreational marijuana use for adults. What is the Catholic Church’s official position on this issue?
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What is the biblical basis against the use or overuse of tobacco and other types of drugs?

A common position among many Christians in America is that the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other types of drugs (marijuana, etc.) is immoral and sinful. Paul seems to indicate that, in the context ...
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Is it against the LDS Word of Wisdom to use marijuana as medicine?

The Latter-day Saints subscribe to a revelation dubbed the "Word of Wisdom" which outlines a code of health which Saints in good standing are expected to live. It's found in Doctrine and Covenants 89. ...
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Arguments For/Against Spiritual Uses of Cannabis in Christianity? [closed]

As I am aware most Christians regard the physical and spiritual effects of Cannabis as the same as use of alcohol for intoxication, and that its use is not permitted by their doctrines. Contrarily, ...