Religion and Cannabis, and a question that I got from HempFest
Out of all of the questions, and comments and conversations that I had at HempFest, this question made me think the most.
I like when thoughtful people challenge my mind to think. It’s good exercise for the ol’ brain.
But this question also convicts me if a personal way, because I have asked this question myself in the past.
“What if Jesus fake”?
This is my whole response to this question:
This is also something that I found at The NORML Daily Audio Stash on this topic. This was posted a few days after I made my video, so my video isn’t a direct response to the article that Russ posted. But I found it relative.
That article about another raid in California. I thought this raid B.S. was over with?!
This are my responses at the Stash that I posted yesterday (awaiting moderation):
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Religion is a constitutional right, and no one can tell someone that their religion is legit or not, that is part of what the 1st Amendment is about, practicing our religion as we see fit.
I have to share two videos that I made.
#1. Is a video that I just made 2 days ago and posted it on YouTube, and its about a religious question asked of me at HempFest this year.
#2. Is a response that I made for Barack Obama in regards to the speech that he recently made in Cairo Egypt.
Freedom of Religion, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1999 are important points of those who use cannabis. Because your religion is YOUR religion, and no one should be able to tell you what YOUR religion is. Similar to how the government should have no right to tell you what to put in your body if it’s not harming anyone else.
I see the wisdom in your statements about you somehow being punished for not choosing a religion. But that is your choice to not embrace or create a religion. IMHO
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Also Russ about this point:
” We don’t let certain religious folks get away with marrying ten virgin brides because some book says “And if he have ten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to him, and they are given unto him; therefore is he justified.””
In response. I think it is WRONG for the government to impose any such moral standard to commitments between two (or more) consenting ADULTS. Why should the government be able to tell people who (or how many) they can or can not marry? What reasoning justifies this type of law? I haven’t figured that out yet, and I totally disagree with polygamy for myself. I just think constitutionally this kind of liberty shouldn’t be an issue. Some how we as a ‘democracy’ (farce) let stupid things become prohibited. 51% decides the fate of the rest of the 100% of the people. It’s total bullshit.
We’re a republic and we already have a f*&%^$# constitution. (excuse my outbust)
Ok, I feel better. Typo-terretts..
There is this Aaron Russo guy, some movie producer. I found his little show “Mad As Hell” and he makes a lot of great points on this subject.
Just ranting, not at anyone in particular. This is just a sensitive subject for me I guess.
I made videos on this at my http://www.UtahPirateRadio.com website.