Many people already believe that teetotalism is Phariseeism. That's a clear and terrible danger that many people are very persuaded exists. But consider this danger as well: Consider this scenario. A man likes beer in his twenties. He drinks about a pint a day. Research indicates that if he continues this practice he is THIRTY PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO CONTRACT THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF MEN. But he has something against him. He goes to a backward fundamentalist type church and his preacher is dumb. (I know Skan, this is the harshness you keep talking about. I do it on purpose). This preacher preaches that alcohol is "LIQUID DEVIL!!" [in the voice of one of the Swamp People]. The young man swears off drinking "BY THE BARREL OR BY THE THIMBLE FULL!!!" [in the accent of the folks on Lizard Lick Towing]. But this young man has a terrible history of heart disease on BOTH SIDES OF HIS FAMILY. Here is what I am saying. There is a lot of sin the leads to this mans death by a heart attack at age 44 leaving a family of three teenagers, a toddler and an unemployed wife behind to fend for themselves. There's the sin of stupidity and arrogance on the part of the preacher. There's the same sin on the part of the movement of which that preacher is a part. There's the sin of all people involved calling that which God calls good- evil. Finally, there's the sin of the young man who should be a more critical thinker, who should not have shunned a practice that would have reduced his risk of heart disease which killed him by THIRTY PERCENT. This action on his part stole from his children a very needed father, stole from his wife a very needed husband, etc... Now a man has a right to refuse any treatment. But RIGHTS are not what we are talking about here. If a man believes that all blood thinners are sinful and thus refuses to take them and dies 25 years before he would have if he had taken them- is he not sinning against those who love him and need him? Is it not a sin if he convinces many people that blood thinners are sin and he costs them their lives? Certainly.