Tuesday, July 26, 2005 AD

Something fun for everyone

This place just belogs on this blog:

Modern Drunkard Magazine

Check out this interview. It's funny.

Attack of the Booze Haters!



Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

I just discovered your sight. Awesome! I always thought it a sin to drink, but am now realizing that there is nothing wrong with an occassional (or 2) libation (Belgian ale is killer). I look forward to checking you out in the future.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Caspar said...

There's nothing wrong with an occasional celebration where you might have more than "2" either!

6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"

That's at least 150 gallons of wine! And, Jesus provided this after the guests had drunk to the point that they wouldn't notice good wine from inferior wine. The Greek here actually says: "as soon as they're drunk." The Greek word for drunk (methuo) used here is the same one translated in Acts 2:15 (and every other place it is used in the New Testament) as "drunk": "For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day."

Even if the guests were not already "drunk" they would certainly have been feeling pretty good after finishing off the 150 gallons of good wine Jesus miraculously provided! Even if the attendance was 600, that would be at least a quart of wine for every person!

This was a celebration. There is a big difference between having a celebration once in a while and being a "drunk" (a person who habitually lives a sinful life of drunkenness).

7:41 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

And I love it when people say that it is really grape juice! Their reasoning is that the term for grape juice and wine in greek are the same. I'm sure they had welch's back then.


10:17 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Also, I know so many Christians who hide the fact that they have an occassional beer. It is like they are afraid that they will be excommunicated (whatever the presbyterian equivalent is). When I joined my church I wore a guiness beanie just to see what people thought. If they were uptight about it I wasn't going to join. If they were accepting (even if they didn't themselves) then I would. Except for busting my chops a bit they were cool.

Greetings from America! And Cheers, Sleante, and salud!


10:22 AM  

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