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Many religious people build their entire lives around their chosen brand of religion so, when they hear of other people who either do not share their religion or, are not religious, they cannot imagine how that can be and therefore, do not understand or accept that reality. Basically, they cannot accept people who are not just like them.
AnonymousMany religious people build their entire lives around their chosen brand of religion so, when they hear of other people who either do not share their religion or, are not religious, they cannot imagine how that can be and therefore, do not understand or accept that reality. Basically, they cannot accept people who are not just like them.
Yes. It's called tribalism. Its opposite is civilization. Emotion: smile

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You've posted that three times now. If you have read the posts from others, you will know that many people do not believe the ideas put forward by religions. You are not going to convince people otherwise by simply repeating what has already failed to convince them.

There is little historical evidence for many of the things written in the Torah, the New Testament, The Quran, The Book of Mormon, etc. People who believe in the truth of what is written in their sacred texts do so through faith, not reason.
CalifJim AnonymousMany religious people build their entire lives around their chosen brand of religion so, when they hear of other people who either do not share their religion or, are not religious, they cannot imagine how that can be and therefore, do not understand or accept that reality. Basically, they cannot accept people who are not just like them.Yes. It's called tribalism. Its opposite is civilization. CJ
Of course. When not being tribal about religion, people often find ways of doing it, like political ideologies and nationalities.
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First of all, no where in the bible does it say that it is a SIN to drink in moderation. That's proof enough, but here are some other verses:

Pr 31:6 (NKJV) Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to those who are bitter of heart.

If it were a sin, why would God tell them to give strong drink to the dying and wine to the bitter?

1Ti 5:23 (NKJV) No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities.

It was prescribed as a medicine to Timothy.

Eph 5:18 (MKJV) And do not be drunk with wine, in which is excess, but be filled with the Spirit,

Basically it's saying not to be drunk, because it's excess. It is a warning against drunkeness.

1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; {of good...: or, modest} Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

A pastor shouldn't drink at all.

1Ti 3:8 ¶ Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

Deacons can drink wine, but not in excess...not a drunkard as a deacon. If it's grape juice as some baptists claim, why would He care how much they drank? Grape juice doesn't get people drunk.

Tit 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; {holiness: or, holy women} {false...: or, one who foments strife}
(KJV)

The aged women are permitted to drink in moderation as well. Only a pastor, or an elder is forbidden.

Mt 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

John the baptist didn't drink alcohol because he was a nazarite. They were forbidden to do certain things that were not necessarily sins. If it was a sin to drink alcohol, why would God command John, as a special vow, not to drink it? If that were the case, then it would already be expected.

Mt 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

Jesus drank wine. They called Him a winebibber. They couldn't call Him a winebibber (lush) if He didn't drink wine with alcohol in it.

They offered wine unto the Lord for a drink offering in the old testiment:

Ex 29:40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering

Nu 6:20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD: this is holy for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Nazarite may drink wine. This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, and of his offering unto the LORD for his separation, beside that that his hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.

Here are some more verses that show that there were wine offerings under the law:

Nu 15:10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

Nu 28:7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering.

Nu 28:14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.

Anyways, I could keep going but I think I have proven my point to you. Now show me where it actually says not to drink.
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