"Seek out the society of your boon companions, drink, play, talk bawdy, and amuse yourself. One must sometimes commit a sin out of hate and contempt for the Devil, so as not to give him the chance to make one scrupulous over mere nothings…" –Luther

I’m not even the Franklin Graham of my small town so…

my thoughts probably mean little.

If I’m talking to a guy who likes the weed then I’m talking about Jesus.

I’d listen to the debates on legalization of pot (which would, in this case, be arguments for why it should stay). I’d listen to the ethical debates on it. All that stuff. I would not go for a frontal assault. I would want to ask the question though, if you were hanging out with Jesus all the time, what do you think he would think of it? There are many directions this could go, one of which might be actually studying a bit of the scripture. If the person wasn’t sold out to Jesus, it wouldn’t matter how awesome I was at the debate. I doubt people will enter the kingdom through the doorway of abstinence from pot. I do see people abstaining from pot because they want to follow Jesus better though.

But Aaron specifically mentioned the elders smoking “the pot.” That makes me chuckle. That would be an interesting church. I bet people would laugh at jokes I made in the sermon then…. I like it…