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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012 6:13 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Alcohol bad, marriage (not same sex) good. Everyone should be mormon. Got it.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

@Hutterite

"Alcohol bad, marriage (not same sex) good. Everyone should be mormon. Got it."

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Read an article on a pro-LDS newspaper. Make snarky remarks about it. Everyone should be anti-Mormon. Got it.

Mukkake
Salt Lake City, UT

["Young adults who drink alcohol may want to consider the longer-term consequences for marriage,"]

Cause and effect, as always. It silly to think that drinking when you're young is going to impact marriage. It's obvious that those who are heavy drinkers are using drinking as a coping device. They obviously have deeper issues that continue to manifest with age and in a marriage.

I drink, and i socialize with people who drink, but I avoid "problem drinkers" and "recovering alcoholics" equally. Even though they don't drink anymore, they still have all the unpleasant qualities that inspired the alcohol abuse in the first place. Usually they haven't treated the underlying problem and have just chosen a new vice to hide behind, whether its prescription drugs, blaming others, or, often, religion. They then decide its their opportunity, and obligation, to share their new vice, unsolicited, with others.

Social drinking is a common, and cross-cultural, way for people to build relationships, including friendships, work relationships, and business contacts

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