Finally Matthew, in the introduction to the BB above, mentions smoking cannabis and cigarettes. The comment was made that it was not up to the government to tell us what to do with out own bodies. That may or may not be true. Someone may take that up here, but, as a Christian, that is not what I want to approach myself. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit if we are born again. Why cause damage to the temple? We KNOW that cannabis, cigarettes, and hallucinogenic drugs of all kinds cause damage -- often permanently. That seems to me to be an insult to God. When we read in the Old Testament the care God required for His Tabernacle and then His Temple, shouldn't we take that as an example of the basic care we should take of our bodies? Please understand I am not promoting a 'buff' body or any kind of perfection or attempt at it. But it seems to me to be very, very wrong to do what you know will cause damage to the only body you have -- the body the world sees when you tell them you are a Christian, a Christ-follower.