Sunday, March 19, 2006
I think this is a pretty good argument against drinking alcohol. I'll concede that the analogy breaks down at points, but they all do. Ironically, the strength of the argument is based largely on the fact it is grounded in wisdom and prudence, not a forced exegesis or application of Scripture. Such arguments are counterproductive because they make the debate more about deconstructing bad "biblical" arguments than about making good choices. Sometimes it seems as though many Christians' desires to make all choices black and white for everyone cheapens biblical and historical decision-making processes that emphasized wisdom and prudence.
Posted by Ben at 3/19/2006