A blunt rebuke of high society.
Many conservatives are ready to give up on fighting against the legalization of marijuana. “Hasn’t the war on drugs been a complete failure?” they ask. And libertarians turn this surrender into a virtue: “People should be free to do what they want, as long as they’re not hurting anyone.” But as Christians, we must be ready to swim against the tide even when it’s no longer cool. (And no, we don’t do it by making unsubstantiated claims about Reefer Madness.)
In Devoured by Cannabis, Douglas Wilson establishes from Scripture that marijuana usage is not comparable to alcohol consumption or to smoking cigarettes, and demonstrates that getting stoned is not an option for believers. Then he explains why keeping marijuana illegal is not a pointless battle but an important cultural watershed for every citizen. When we are deciding which laws are best, wisdom considers not just individual license but also which industries, penalties, and incentives we are putting in place. Liberty for potheads means tyranny for everyone, including the smokers enslaved by the drug.
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Douglas Wilson is the minister of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, which is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC). He is a Senior Fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College and the author of numerous books, including Reforming Marriage, The Case for Classical Christian Education, and When the Man Comes Around. He and his wife Nancy have three children and a horde of grandchildren.
PUBLISHER: Canon Press
PAGE COUNT: 112 pages
ISBN 10: 1954887019
PUB. DATE: April 20, 2021
It’s a book not a bag of what it says
I literal thought Cannon Press was selling dimes bags lol. Thank God they are not.
Was great to read; quick, easy reading, like reading some of Doug's blog posts. It was so good and succinct that I have already lent the book to some friends.
Pastor Doug brought out some interesting viewpoints that I hadn't yet though of. He writes in a way that is easy to read and makes you laugh.
This recalibrated my thinking on marijuana, alcohol, coffee, and a host of other things. Pastor Wilson's case is laid out biblically and precisely. It's directed at one substance, but there are worldview matters addressed throughout. Bravo and thank you!
I enjoyed the book of very much. As always, Doug Wilson raises a lot of good points, and does so in an entertaining way that keeps the reader's attention! I can't say I agree with everything in the book ( like "marijuana alters the mind unlike alcohol, tobacco,and nicotine") but I will say it was still an otherwise informative read and it's good that he's bringing awareness to what can happen with marijuana abuse. Even though marijuana is one of the few vices that I have no experience with myself I one of my cousins who used to be addicted told me he had to quit his job and literally lay in bed for two weeks straight to break free of his addiction. Also a co-worker ive known for 10 years at the UPS warehouse has had a number done on him over the years by marijuana. Every day he comes in to work extremely hot headed and aggressively Moody at the beginning of the shift until after break (when hes smoked a joint or 2)then he's a completely different person and very pleasant one to be around. Doug Wilson should write a similar book based on the effects of "adderall" and potential side effects and dangers that come with the use and abuse of it.
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