Originally Posted by bergen69
Good point! I get into it with a coworker about the "alcohol is a sin" thing all the time, I just ask him to show me in the Bible where it says that...he hasn't come up with anything yet. I just don't understand where this radical thinking has any basis in our society (both left and right), the vocal minority seems always to get its way.
He won't, the only talk of alcohol in those books is that of imbibing, not sinning. That's a whole other discussion though, one could fill libraries with the contradictions of a "literal" translation of most any religious text.
You make a great point about radical views being the ones that are heard the most, it's always the vocal minority that gets heard over the voice of reason when it comes to these things. Sadly, in this age of reality television and myfacespace, drama and lunacy is always going to win out over calm and reason. That and people would much rather glean knowledge from television than a book, so there's that issue as well.