Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
1st Church of Cannabis
Hey! What a brilliant idea! Make worshipping marijuana your sacrament and build a church around it. With all the "religious freedom" bullshit going around these days, why not a church devoted to weed? If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
Speaking of joining, when can I join?
Marijuana-Worshipping 'Church' Gets Tax-Exempt Status From IRS
An Indiana-based church that worships marijuana has been granted tax-exempt status.
First Church of Cannabis founder Bill Levin, 59, said it took 30 days for the IRS to grant his group tax-exempt status.
“Somebody at the IRS loves us,” he added.
The church does not yet have a space, and its first service won’t be held until July 1.
Are other religions just not [satisfying] your need for spirituality? Has your faith left the standard church doctrine? Well I have an answer. I have created the FIRST CHURCH OF CANNABIS. A church based on LOVE and FAITH with the plant we know and love.
Marijuana is still illegal in Indiana.
Bill O'Reilly took a look at the amazing new "church" with Indianapolis Star opinion editor Tim Swarens. They agreed that the whole thing sounds like a "con."
Swarens said Levin chose July 1 for the first service because that is when the state's religious freedom law takes effect.
So would the police show up, since marijuana is illegal? O'Reilly asked.
Swarens said Levin is probably "betting" that the police will not want the negative publicity that could come from such a raid.
Original. (sorry, but this link goes to FOX, which means that this story may be total bullshit.)
When you're black there's like no religion to turn to. It's like, Christianity? I don't think so. White people justified slavery and segregation through Christianity so a black Christian is like a black person with no fucking memory.
I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother, and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize.