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Oh God Yes! Awe Hell nah!
Debate Score:29
Arguments:23
Total Votes:30
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Is it a Sin to Smoke Pot in the Eyes of the Lord?

Oh God Yes!

Side Score: 10
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Awe Hell nah!

Side Score: 19

While smoking pot is not itself inherently sinful, in areas where it is illegal it is a de facto sin, as amongst other things, christians are commanded to obey the law of the land.

Side: Oh God Yes!
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

In that case in any country were being a Christian is illegal, Christians shouldn't be complaining about persecution because by breaking those countries laws they are also breaking God's laws which he has commanded them to obey himself. So they should be good Christians and obey God's rules stop sinning obey the law of the land and stop being Christians if that's the law!!

Side: Awe Hell nah!
1 point

It's not quite that simple. Christians aren't expected to obey local laws that are directly at odds with their faith; eg a law passed banning discussing ones religion would not be sinful to ignore, because their faith directly commands them to spread the word. Cases requiring them to renounce their beliefs entirely, or take actions that are against their own faith are similarly exceptions.

Basically, God is to be served first, local law second. Renouncing ones faith is against gods law. Smoking pot is not against Gods law, but neither is is specifically protected as a right by Gods law, and as such falls under local law. Adultery is against Gods law and many local laws, but the penalty of stoning to death noted for it in the old testament does not apply, as it is not a specific mandate by god that all christians/jews are responsible for the stoning, merely that they are responsible for the sin if they are involved with it- carrying out the execution would not be against God's law, but it would violate local law. Failing to perform the execution does not violate God's law, and is in-line with local law.

Side: Oh God Yes!
2 points

Is this a joke, or does it seriously say that in the Bible? I mean not necessarily actually say it, but mentions enough of it that it could be interpreted either way, like homosexuality?

Side: Oh God Yes!
1 point

I don't know crap about the Bible, I'm just trying to start shit but I think there is something about pole smokers in there???

Side: Awe Hell nah!
DrawFour(2662) Clarified
1 point

In that case I switch my side.

If some Christians say yes, and some say no, the answer is "Yes, but we don't all have to follow that one"

Side: Oh God Yes!
1 point

If it's for less than legal reasons, yes. You'd be cavalierly putting the reputation of your family at risk, putting yourself at risk for being underemployed/unemployed, and possibly triggering a series of events that would drain state money.

Side: Oh God Yes!

No. God created weed to be used as a medication for ailments.

Side: Awe Hell nah!
2 points

What if someone smokes it to make the internet funnier.... not for treating ailments? Then they eat a whole bag of cheetos and watch Internet porn?

Side: Awe Hell nah!

Its chill as long as no one gets hurt IMHO. .

Side: Awe Hell nah!
1 point

But, Sir, boredom is an ailment.

Side: Awe Hell nah!
Atrag(5550) Disputed
1 point

Prove it .

Side: Oh God Yes!

No..., but it a sin to blow pot smoke in the Lord's eyes ;)

Side: Awe Hell nah!
1 point

It is also a sin to not share your blunt with Jesus.

Side: Awe Hell nah!

How is it that you know the lingo ;)

Side: Awe Hell nah!
1 point

Hey I don't see why not. Why else would he create a narcotic plant? When I look at some of the people on earth, I sometimes think he knew what he was doing

Vengeful bastard...

Side: Awe Hell nah!
1 point

It can't be because if the bible is to be believed God created everything on this earth, I think God's gotta be a stoner just look at the Platypus, either that or the Bibles wrong.

Side: Awe Hell nah!