Posted by ChuckC (184.108.40.206) on May 18, 2001 at 12:25:29:
In Reply to: Yeah, me too Pinky posted by Margi on May 18, 2001 at 12:10:41:
A sermon from the pulpit of "Father Christmas"
That is Den’s nickname for me.
In response to your question about why not shrooms:
In this vast expanse we call home, our Creator equipped us with numerous tools to help us cope with the problems we encounter. In the rain forests of South America, there’s a tree bark that cures malaria. Some little mold growin’ in a petri dish gave us penicillin. Most technological innovations were serendipitous; the result of searching for a different answer or something completely unrelated to the problem they were researching. Examining cockleburs under a microscope led to the invention of Velcro.
So, why not shrooms? Illegal? Yeah… but so is state-sanctioned prayer. Does prayer cause actual “Harm” to people with a differing point of view? I seriously doubt it. If you think about it, there are a lot of illegal things that don’t make sense. It’s against the law to attempt suicide, but people are seldom prosecuted for those crimes. My wife & I have broken state laws on numerous occasions in the privacy of our own home (after our daughter has gone to bed) but that was before my daily use of verapamil. I guess that means I’m an outlaw… or a former outlaw. And who among us isn’t? Very few, I’d say.
A sympathetic jury might acquit someone in possession of a handful of shrooms for their own personal use. In fact, I’d try my darndest to get a jury trial in the event I was caught in possession of a medicinal dose of psilo, but not without supporting documentation. On the other hand, I sure wouldn’t try to help numerous other sufferers by distributing multiple doses to those in need. Then, yer a drug trafficker (I was corrected here [thanks Margi], and if you don't accept money for your services, it's not trafficking), and someone my age or older could possibly spend the rest of their life in prison. The laws of nature, common sense and its practical application, and experience do well to help us monitor our own behavior, far better than any grouping of words on some political document or piece of legislation.
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