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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post

    As you've been raised in a culture which stigmatizes it, I'd expect that. As long as you feel that it is wrong to do so, I hope you continue to abstain; while I think your belief is in error, it would be even more wrong to force you to go against your conscience.
    Whoa. I never said itís a sin to drink alcohol. If people can control it, I have no problem. I donít drink because I am a small man and it would not take as much to get me drunk and I donít want to risk doing something hurtful to the people I love, which especially includes my wife now.

    If it was my culture, I would have never played Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    Whoa. I never said itís a sin to drink alcohol. If people can control it, I have no problem. I donít drink because I am a small man and it would not take as much to get me drunk and I donít want to risk doing something hurtful to the people I love, which especially includes my wife now.

    If it was my culture, I would have never played Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering.
    Ok. I agree, you'd be a lightweight. I don't think, however, that you'd have to worry over-much about doing something hurtful. You're familiar with "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks"? Alcohol just makes it more likely that whatever's in the heart will come out. Alcohol doesn't cause people to abuse others; it removes the filter which would otherwise prevent abusive thoughts to turn into actions.
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    Sure, but I just donít want to take chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    Sure, but I just donít want to take chances.
    Thats my logic. Besides the stuff is expensive and smells terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    Thats my logic. Besides the stuff is expensive and smells terrible.
    Some of it, yes. Some of it smells really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Some of it, yes. Some of it smells really good.
    Tequilla smells awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    Tequilla smells awful.
    I'm not especially fond of the taste, either - and I got some aŮejo, which is supposed to be the good stuff.
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    Is there a table top game store near you? Usually they have game nights where people meet up to play various stuff. If you feel strongly about not drinking, then don't do it. I drink occasionally. I've also made the dumb mistake of getting too drunk before, too. It was a night where I had 5 shots of 5 different whiskies, rum, moonshine, and tequila to top it off. The next day my wife said, "Honey, never do that again." I haven't and never intend to ever get that drunk again. I didn't say anything mean or do anything to hurt myself, but I was sick and acting completely ridiculous (not in a good way). Alcohol is like a fire. If you keep it in a fire place and in safe conditions, it's quite pleasant. But it can also spread and burn your entire house down if you're not careful.
    "Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy."
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