Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jesus didn't turn water into grape juice

Not really commenting on the subject of the article, but this sentence touches upon something that has always fascinated me about certain fundamentalist Christian groups:

Faculty members and other employees are expected to adhere to the university’s literal interpretation of the Bible and are forbidden to drink alcohol.
The bible is filled with non-negative references to alcohol. If you take it literally, there is more basis to argue for an endorsement to drinking (at least in moderation) than temperance. I understand why people would be opposed to alcohol. Although I am not personally against it and have been known to drink, alcohol clearly is the cause of a lot of problems. I just don't get why people who claim to live by a literal reading of the bible would be the same people who don't believe in drinking alcohol.