Thursday, September 24, 2009

Baptists debate abstinence ... from alcohol

Apparently there's a debate within the various streams of Baptists about whether abstinence from alcohol is still a necessary part of their religion. The anti-abstinence say that alcohol abstinence is a historical remanent of the Temperance/Prohibition Movement 100 years ago and the pro-abstinence say that it's important to draw a firm line so that no one is tempted to get drunk.

I wonder whether they'll be having a similar debate in 100 years about some aspects of sexual abstinence. That's kind-of a naive question.

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