This is probably the shortest post I will ever make on my blog, but isn’t it ironic that National Marijuana Day is celebrated on April 20th, Adolf Hitler’s birthday?
From the Yakima Herald: “You didn’t want to risk tipping off some square to your illegal activity, so you’d mention 420 and gauge their reaction. Now April 20 (4/20) is practically a national holiday, the subject of coverage in Time magazine and on network news and in newspapers all over the country every spring. Marijuana stores and businesses and advocacy groups have used the number in their names, including a Facebook group called Yakima’s 420 Club and the store Station 420 in Union Gap.”
Lunacy is alive and well!
Adolf Hitler · Born Apr 20, 1889
We seem to have hit a roadblock in our dialogue and I’m not sure why.
The Hitler reference was out-of-bounds, full stop.
I don’t read this blog to be put down as some kind of Hitler lover!
I wasn’t implying that pot smokers are Hitler lovers. I find that a stretch to assert. I was only pointing out the irony between the two. Hitler was a lunatic, and I find that talking about legalizing marijuana after all the effort we’ve gone through over the years trying to get kids not to do drugs and not to smoke cigarettes is also lunacy.
I accept your apology.
Sorry, but “no dice” to your response. The Catechism does in fact say it is a sin. Here’s what it says:
2291 – “The use of drugs inflicts very grave damage on human health and life. Their use, except on strictly therapeutic grounds, is a grave offense.”
The Catechism continues: “Clandestine production of and trafficking in drugs are scandalous practices. They constitute direct cooperation in evil, since they encourage people to practices gravely contrary to the moral law.”
This is found in the Catechism in Part Three, Article 5, Section II.
” except on strictly therapeutic grounds”
Exactly, pot relaxes me, especially at the holidays and other significant occasions. For me, and for many other non-Hitler tokers, it IS therapy.
Father, you need to get with the times.
Excuse me, but when were you elected Pope? Only the Magisterium of the Church has the authority to interpret Church teaching. Has a doctor prescribed your use of marijuana for medical purposes? As of now that is the only authorized use of it. What you are doing is still illegal and sinful.
Sorry, no dice: Nothing in the Catechism says it’s a sin. It’s the same as beer.
Liking pot does not equal liking Hitler.
Father, don’t take this the wrong way. I enjoy a “midnight toke” on occasion, especially on holidays (Easter, Earth Day, Xmas and the like), birthdays and wedding anniversaries. I support legailzed pot. Pot is a ggod thing, like beer and other opiods. This does not mean I like Hitler. He was a bad man. I resent this post.
Thank you for your post, but you must know that smoking marijuana is a sin. It is never okay to have an “occasional sin.”