Churches Told To Put Up No Smoking Signs

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  1. Ulsterman

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    What about the burning of incense in Anglo and Roman Catholic churches?
    Will that be banned as well?
    If not why not?
    Smoke is smoke.

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    Ulsterman never claimed it was happening in America.

    I don't think this forum is only for US News and Current Events.
     
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    Not necessarily. Ever seen someone throw a tire on a leaf fire?
     
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    I don't think smoking is the issue so much as having to be required to post an ugly "No Smoking" sign. It is totally uncalled for and a sad case of Government intrusion certainly the agencies within the British Government could use the resources more wisely. This reminds me of the skit John Cleese use to do on the Monty Python Flying Circus show where the British goverment had a Ministry to deal with all sorts of issues such as the Ministry of Silly Walks.
     
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    In WV in Braxton county, the county health department passed an ordinance a few years ago that banned smoking from all public places like restaurants, clubs, bars, and churches... no one can smoke within (I think) 15 feet of the front door...
    That is where I used to be a youth pastor.

    Man was it nice to go to a restaurant and not to have to smell that filthy, disgusting, stuff while I ate.
    Also, we didn't have to put up with the question, "Smoking, or nonsmoking?"
     
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    There is a big debate going on here now about the same subject. I do not like the smell either. To me, that is not the issue. The government has no business intruding into church affairs. In fact, government intrudes enough as it is. If owners would stop allow smoking in their restaruants, the market would solve the problem.

    I wish that was the worst habit we had to contend with.
     
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    No and I'm not sure of the connection.

    I remember as a boy having to go to mass and suffering through the incense smoke filled sanctuary (I think it was Easter time).

    Smoke is smoke.

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    I am a rare case in that I was born without a sense of smell, so the smoke of incense has never been a problem to me.

    However, some things can burn and be carried away in the smoke that are very harmful, and that makes some smoke different.

    I used a very country example of a leaf fire, but let me assure you, smoke from a burning pile of leaves is not too big of a deal. But, throw a tire on, and you've got a horrible, poisonous smoke, that you wouldn't want to be anywhere near.

    The difference between incense and tobacco smoke is going to be what's being carried in the smoke.

    So that's why I say that smoke is not smoke. But then again, I can't speak as to how anything smells or what effect that has.
     
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    Right. I know I have posted before several references that say incense smoke contains one or more carcinogens; yet scripture commands its use in certain circumstances. Considering these facts, it's hard to see how smoking [tobacco or other smokable substances] is to be condemned.
     
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    Smoking in restaurants is banned, Smoking in Pubs is being phased out and is nearly gone and will be ended in a few months, smoking outside of hospital entrances is also banned.

    Ciggarette packs in Australia have large pictures of diseased organs on them and shortly will still be able to be sold but will have to be kept out of site and asked for at the counter of the local store. Ciggarette Advertising has long been banned and the last advertising of smokes was on Formula One cars before their governing body cancelled it in line with world health organisation reccomendations.
     

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