Hate Group Opposes Arkansas Weed Ballot Measure:…

https://www.joemygod.com/2022/10/hate-group-opposes-arkansas-weed-ballot-measure-marijuana-makes-it-hard-to-see-the-need-for-christ/

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Scottie

14 thoughts on “Hate Group Opposes Arkansas Weed Ballot Measure:…

  1. This is just ANOTHER example of “that” religion trying to control everyone’s life. If church members/believers think marijuana is wrong, then by all means! Stay away from it! But STOP trying to control the lives of people who don’t believe your fairy tales. (Damn but they’re a bossy bunch!)

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    1. Hello Nan. I agree. But I also remember back when Obama was president and was trying to increase free school lunches and food assistance programs, and religious leaders that normally were against anything progressive / LGBTQ+ came out against these really great programs to feed kids / hungry people because … same reason as above. If people were not hungry they wouldn’t realize how much they needed god. Seriously I posted about it on my first blog. These religious leaders wanted people and kids to be hungry and needed so they would feel desperate enough to accept their god. people need to feel horrible about their lives I guess to make the Christian god happy, but the leaders of that religious views are all very wealthy men. I bet they are not going to bed or school hungry! Hugs

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  2. Pathetic.

    “In the Universe, it may be that primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.”
    – Stephen W. Hawking

    If we accept any truth to that argument, the whole movement we call Christian nationalists must be doing major bowls. Nothing resembles Christian philosophy in their public persona. I suspect their private life is no different. They do not recognize Jesus Christ, as we learned from the Holy Bible. They do more than anyone else to destroy any legitimacy of religion.

    “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” – Harlan Ellison

    I’ve heard from Christians and other religions that cannabis, mescaline, peyote, and psilocybin bring them closer to their perceived god.

    Q: Do you know what that stuff does to you when you smoke it?
    A: Yes.
    Q: Then why d you smoke it?
    A: Because I know what it does to me when I smoke it.

    If I choose Gorilla Glue #4 over Jesus Christ, that is my business.

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    1. Hello Cagjr. Great points. Like Nan said, it is simply another demand to control the lives of everyone else. They don’t use their religion to control their lives, instead they use it to control others’ lives. I don’t think it should work that way. But I got thinking about it, why do these people want to control what everyone else does? Why do these people care about what kind of sex other people have, why do they care where / what other people do with their genitals as long as it is consensual. I don’t care what others do with their sex organs as long as it is with agreeing adults. I don’t even think about it. Same with a person eating or other habits people have again if it is not hurting me / others why even care about it. You might like a food I hate, but as long as you don’t make me eat it do what makes you happy. Hey maybe that is the problem, they don’t want people to be happy. Weird. Hugs

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      1. Very good, Scottie. By Jove, I think you have it!

        In case you don’t know, Gorilla Glue #4 is a strain of cannabis with a pretty high THC level.

        Hate and fear make a harsh cocktail. I was brought up on it. Christianity picks out all the boogeymen and feeds them into our psyche from cradle to grave. Why do we fear black people? It is white people doing all the hateful things they accuse black people of doing. I have never seen Black or LGBTQ people brandishing AR-15s at polling places.

        Why are we so weak in standing up against this crap? Why do we accept the need to hate people we don’t even know? Fear and hatred. Whatever or whoever is seen as a threat to the system is our target for oppression. But it can be overcome.

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        1. Hello Cagjr. You bring up some really great points to ponder. I wish I had the answers to those questions. I know I will keep working to remove the fear of those different and to find ways to appreciate the diversity in people. I will work to accept those whose ways are different and strange to me but cause no harm to anyone. There is a saying “Be the change you want in the world”. There was one thing from the different holy books and religions that all basically say treat others the way you hope they will treat you. I think that is a wonderful way to live and a grand world to live in if everyone did that. Hugs

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    1. Hello Cagjr. Did you watch it? If so what was the conclusion? Here is my take on chemical substances and brain chemicals. Some people get ideas they might never have thought about when high or under the influence. Some don’t get good ideas but just do stupid things. Also some people have imbalances of the brain chemicals that can be adjusted roughly with intoxicants if used with restraint. Others just get addicted or intoxicated repeatedly. Hugs

      self-medicating : choose and take medicines oneself, rather than by prescription or on expert advice.
      take addictive or habituating drugs to relieve stress or other conditions.
      “whenever he hits a period of depression, he has a tendency to self-medicate with any pill or liquid that’s in the house”

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      1. I’m sorry I missed this, Scottie. I’m cleaning out my mailbox.
        Yes, I watched it. I’m not sure about the conclusions. I think that would be up to the individual perspective. The possibility of healing psychosomatic conditions was intriguing. I don’t think it is something I would do for recreational purposes. Well, maybe. 🙂 For people using mushrooms and peyote, there were “guides” to see them through the entire experience. I think that would be absolutely necessary. Some of those religions have been using psychedelics since ancient times.

        I’m not going to promote it, but I think some people could find it to be beneficial. With chemistry and medicine exploring new forms of treatment, especially in the mental health area, we shouldn’t allow religion or government to limit what can be done.

        My oldest sister spent her life in and out of mental institutions and treatment facilities. She was very intelligent when she was ‘normal.’ I wonder what could have been. But that was yesterday, and yesterday is gone.

        I hope you two are doing ok trying to recover from the storm. Stay safe.
        Hugs.

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        1. Hello Cagjr. Having a family member who is mentally ill must be one of the hardest things to deal with. I am glad that there are people looking into new ways of treatment for those who are tormented by their own minds. As for Ron and I we are doing well. The house is tarped and FEMA is helping us. Our biggest problem is getting contractors and suppliers to come look at our issues and give us estimates. But one step at a time. Hugs

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  3. Even Gods must yield –
    Religions take their turn:
    ‘Twas Jove’s – ’tis Mahomet’s –
    and other Creeds
    Will rise with other years, till
    Man shall learn
    Vainly his incense soars, his
    victim bleeds;
    Poor child of Doubt and Death,
    whose hope is built on reeds.
    —Lord Byron, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto Two” (1811)
    Compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor

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