Pubdate: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 Source: Summit Daily News (CO) Copyright: 2006 Summit Daily News Contact: http://apps.summitdaily.com/forms/letter/index.php Website: http://www.summitdaily.com/home.php Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/587 Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v06/n961/a04.html Author: Greg Francisco YOU'RE JUSTIFYING SINS WITH GOD'S WORD RE: Tit for tat on drugs (Daily Mail, July 13) Perhaps it is Steve Buckley who needs to go back and re-read his Bible. While the Bible is quite clear that alcohol is dangerous and intoxication is not pleasing to God, nowhere does it say that God's holy creation is evil. In fact, Jesus Himself told his disciples that it is not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him, but what comes out. When it comes to cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, we don't have to ask, What Would Jesus Do? Cannabis was well known in the Biblical era. Among many other uses, it was given to women to ease the pains of childbirth. Yet Jesus never spoke against it. Alcohol yes, but not cannabis. Yes, drug abuse is bad. Using the Holy Word of God to condemn the works of God is worse. Greg Francisco, Paw Paw, Mich. Note: Greg Francisco is a frequent visitor to Summit County, and an online reader of www.summitdaily.com.