Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2000
Source: Athens Daily News (GA)
Copyright: 2000 Athens Newspapers Inc.
Address: PO Box 912, Athens, GA 30603
Fax: 706-208-2246
Author: Mark Knicks, Jefferson


Over the past week or so there have been several letters published in
your paper written by people ranging from local columnists to local
ministers regarding God's laws, his will, and whether or not they
should be bent a little to benefit man. I have just one question for
all of those people and I really would like a reply. How can you
people call yourselves Christians and servants of God who follow his
words to the T? How can you stand behind a government whose laws
require the total destruction of a species of his plants and
imprisonment of anyone who possesses it?

Let me remind you of Genesis 1:29 ''God said 'Behold, I have given
you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the
Earth.''' Period, that's it. God doesn't say ''except marijuana''
anywhere in the Bible. Just one more thing to think about: More than
700,000 Americans were arrested just last year (and the numbers are
going up) for marijuana possession. No one in recorded history of our
planet has ever died from using it. So from a factual point of view,
marijuana is safer than milk! It also treats a lot more medical
problems and makes better paper than pine. Just maybe God does know
more than our federal government.
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