Bible Permits Marijuana?? – See what This US Lawmaker Has to Say About This!

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In an interview with The Daily Beast, Simpson quoted Timothy 4:4, which reads “everything God created is good.” Under Simpson’s reading of the text, all God’s creations, marijuana included, are good.

While some use religion as the basis for their opposition to the drug, early Judaism and Christianity scholar Stewart Felker told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that there are merits to Simpson’s Christian case for marijuana legalization.
“Christianity itself was not born out of a hyper-puritanical mindset,” Felker told host Josh Zepps.

Although the Bible contains “negative statements about alcohol in excess,” it tolerates alcohol in moderation, Felker continued. Since drug use is not explicitly referenced in the Bible, Felker said its take on alcohol “lays the groundwork” for an interpretation of its stance on drug usage.

“There is no prohibition against alcohol in the Bible, and it is spoken of very positively in the New Testament, for example,” he said. “So, by analogy, at the very least this lays the groundwork for an ethical theory that may have legal consequences if you’re the type of person to do that.”

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