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Published: Sunday, Dec. 15 2013 10:26 p.m. MST

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If alcohol, prescription drugs, pornography, and cigarettes are legal, then why not Marijuana? Marijuana is a herb bearing plant with no artificial ingredients made by the hands of men; therefore, it is for the use of man.

I believe that it is hypocritical to arrest a person for growing marijuana, for personal use, while at the same time, allowing large corporations to brew whiskey grow tobacco, and manufacture drugs for public consumption. I don't smoke Marijuana, but those who choose to do so should be free from prosecution.


I think that this argument stems from the fact that we don't really know the true definition of religion. Nobel defined it as this: "A world view, a theology, a philosophy or and ideology with an over reaching perspective about: God, the world and man's relationship to them."

That perspective does not have to be in favor of God or those who choose to follow him. It can be an apposing view; for instance, the humanist regard the universe as "self-existing and not crested. They also believe that man is a part of nature and that he has emerged as the result of a continuous process.

If one compare these two tenets with Genesis 1:1 and 1:27, it is obvious that each one is a perspective about God, universe and man's relationship to them. In lieu of these observations, there is no that isn't religious.

Those of us who are followers of Christ set ourselves up as being unique in religious beliefs, and this is the crux of the argument. So, anyone who purports to stamp out religion better be ware that they don't shut their own mouths.

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