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Mormon Discussion: 344: Vaping, Coffee & Tea, Marijuana and an Irrational God

Today we discuss the August 2019 New Era Article on Vaping, Coffee, Tea, Marijuana, and Opioids.  Todays episode dives into the logic of why each item is forbidden and how that logic not only differs with each other thaey also make little sense when juxtaposed against other substances that are not banned and even supported by the Church that easily fall into the same reasoning.  In the end it doesn’t seem to be about which substances are harmful, which are addictive, and at times the why isn’t even stated while at the same time some of the banned substances are actually shown to be good for you.

Resources:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/2019/08/vaping-coffee-tea-and-marijuana?lang=eng

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/statement-word-of-wisdom-august-2019

http://www.ldsliving.com/In-New-Era-Church-Clarifies-Word-of-Wisdom-and-Stance-on-Green-Tea-Vaping-More/s/91375

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/17/mormon-church-coffee-vaping-still-no-no-despite-fancy-names-flavors/2039164001/

https://kutv.com/news/local/lds-church-clarifies-word-of-wisdom-on-vaping-green-tea-coffee-marijuana-opioids

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/08/16/no-more-green-tea-vaping-or-drinks-ending-ccino-mormon-church-tells-members/?noredirect=on

https://www.caffeineinformer.com/7-good-reasons-to-drink-coffee

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coffee

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-latest-scoop-on-the-health-benefits-of-coffee-2017092512429

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4 thoughts on “Mormon Discussion: 344: Vaping, Coffee & Tea, Marijuana and an Irrational God

  1. Alma 46:40

    40 And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year were very frequent in the land—but not so much so with fevers, because of the excellent qualities of the many plants and roots which God had prepared to remove the cause of diseases, to which men were subject by the nature of the climate

  2. The more illogical the commandment, the more virtue signaling points you get for obeying it.

  3. Hi,
    I enjoy your content and I am probably going to contribute monetarily. I have a question and a request:

    1. Can I contribute just to you or does the donation go to all 7 podcasts and is shared?

    2. Please, please, please, please, please STOP using the word “impose”. Part of the time you are not even using it correctly. Use the word “propose” more and “impose” less.

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