Originally Posted by Dixie
I personally think that the occassional stiff drink is good but when you are out getting hammered from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, thats when you run into trouble. For one too much alcohol pretty much kills your liver, but in moderate consumption it is good for your heart.
In France, people normally drink a glass of wine a day, usually at dinner time.
In know people here who are good Christians and believe the Bible through and through that also sit down to their evening meal and have a glass of wine with it.
When I have a barbecue I typically have 2 or 3 beers for the night, and if I am celebrating something, I will have more of the hard stuff such as tequila, rum, and vodka.
But all of it in moderate consumption. If I am starting to get tipsy, I usually stop right there.
but however, I can sympathize with the drunk. I have been down that road as well. Shortly after my divorce and the loss of my house, I sank into a deep depression and I started drinking heavily, and for some weeks it was daily.
On weekends I was a total loss, I would easilly consume 2 bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, then finish off with vodka or Jaegermeister all in one night. For my 22nd birthday I took 17 shots of tequila before passing out in my attempt for 22 shots.
Am I boasting of my ability to hold my liquor, no. But I will say this, there are times I have blacked out for eight hours straight with no recollection of what I was doing, and I was running on autopilot. There are times I did some absolutely stupid stunts that if I were caught, could have easily landed me in jail and furthermore, could have led to the loss of my DD.
But God started gnawing at me, started telling me if I dont get my shit together that I am going to be in for a very rough life. There are some funny moments to remember but in the end drunkenness can cause stupidity.
Now that I have 'grown up' - I understand that everything is best in moderation. There are times I am tempted to drink more than I should, but I also know that if I do, I could end up putting myself or others in danger.
But at the same time, I think God allowed me to go through that period in my life so I could better understand the drunk and where they are coming from.
Alcohol and sex are the same thing - if they are used correctly, you have Gods blessing in doing so.