I run into many conservative religious types in the South and many of them are convinced that I am living in sin and going to Hell for using cannabis.
Although I can understand how their reasoning led them to that conclusion, I vehemently disagree with the assertion, and I have tackled the arguments in many previous blogs.
I wanted to address this issue specifically:
Just because something is illegal, does not mean it’s immoral.
How do I know that? Well, logic dictates that if one believes that anything illegal is inherently immoral without needing to discuss any of the nuances in how one could morally or immorally navigate a certain decision…then something legal must be inherently moral.
Adultery and lying are legal, but I don’t know many people that would advocate that people behave accordingly.
If the law cannot make something clean, then it cannot make something dirty.
Also, if making something illegal exposes sin and leads people closer to God, then we should make everything illegal. Then lots of people could be saved from their evil ways.
So, before jumping to this falsely paraded litmus test of morality, actually weigh an issue based on history, interviews, good research data, and first-hand experience. Anyone who has learned how to research knows that’s how it’s done.
Wagen, over and out.