CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A Bible study group in Colorado has literally gone to pot, inviting its members to smoke marijuana together while discussing the Scriptures.
The group is called the “Stoner Jesus Bible Study” and was formed after Colorado legalized the use of recreational marijuana. It was formed by Deb Button, who first posted her invite on Craigslist. Only one person attended at first, who told reporters last month that Button was “so baked out of her head she forgot that she’d invited me over.”
“Many people have a thirst for spiritual connection that is lacking in the traditional church setting and we aim to learn from the wisdom of His word and teachings,” the group writes on its website. “And yes, cannabis is welcome as it can bring clarity of thought and a sense of connectedness that we often only find in a small group of fellow stoners.”
“So baked out of her head she forgot that she’d invited me” / “cannabis is welcome as it can bring clarity of thought”
Doesn’t notice any contradiction…
The stoner study has now grown to several people, including a Mormon, a Catholic and an atheist, according to New York Magazine.
If a Mormon wants to learn why/how his/her heresy is wrong, if an atheist wants to similarly learn why he/she is a fool, they need to be where they will be challenged by rational, sober thought, rather than fellowship with the half-baked. Otherwise it’s just progs having prog fellowship in subversion, as they are wont to do. (Shoot, observant Mormons don’t even drink coffee or tea, let alone booze; should this individual really be called a Mormon, rather than an ex-Mormon? Typical prog media fuzzifying rather than clarifying matters…)
“Jesus didn’t hang out with the Pharisees,” attendee Cynthia Joye told the outlet. “If somebody passed Him a pipe, He wouldn’t say no.”
How do you know what He would have done? Any examples in Scripture you care to cite? Since you’re studying the Word and all…
JeTaun Brown told CBS Denver this past week she reading the Bible while stoned “enables people to relax and focus.”
“I think you have a deeper thought process, which makes you better understand,” she claimed.
Idiot. Weed doesn’t make you have deeper thoughts; it just flatters some people’s egos (especially progs, particularly undergrads) and makes them think they’re thinking more profound, deeper thoughts. (While more often making one forgetful – as in the aforementioned example – and incoherent in thought and/or speech.)
Button told the outlet that she didn’t see a problem with mixing weed and the word as some congregations have small group studies with wine and cheese.
Not a valid comparison; a glass or two of wine, with food, over an hour, say, isn’t going to make most folks accustomed to alcohol even tipsy, and thus shouldn’t impact one’s ability to reason and grapple with the Word.
Whether one thinks Christians should or shouldn’t use marijuana recreationally in jurisdictions where it is legal – a discussion we should be having, given increasingly changing laws – it seems fairly obvious to me that a stoner Bible study is a half-baked idea.
And a stupid prog idea, too. Prog ideology is even worse for your brain (not to mention your soul) than mere weed alone, surely.