Tell me FL, when you worshiped your whiskey idol by drinking too much, did you then pray to the porcelain god?
Nope. I would just collect bottles and never open them. I enjoyed having unusual and expensive whiskies supposedly to offer to guests but no guest was ever worthy enough. cslewislover
helped me understand that I was involved in some sort of idolatry, so one by one I opened the bottles and drank them over a long period of time. My form of idolatry never involved drinking too much but now that you mention it, I understand B.W.'s comment better:
B. W. wrote:Interesting post - I don't condemn folks for a nip now and then but a continual binge that destroys hearth, home, and kin...
I think what we have here is a cultural misunderstanding. Having a lot of alcohol doesn't mean that one drinks oneself into oblivion, but I'm sure Americans would think so. This may be because of your history: how your nation came to be and the groups that settled it, and - of course - Prohibition.
It's like the cultural misunderstanding around the KFC advertizement that Kurieuo posted on another thread: Americans saw the ad as racist while it wasn't so to Aussie public.
Hold everything lightly. If you don't, it will hurt when God pries your fingers loose as He takes it from you. -Corrie Ten Boom
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If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.
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