Sunday, June 22, 2014

Major religions view on Alcohol consumption

Checkout what some of the major religions of the world has to say about Alcohol consumption : -
Hindusism : -
Rigved Book 8 hymn 2 verse 12 - Quaffed juices fight within the breast. The drunken praise not by their wine, The naked praise not when it rains. Manu Smriti Chapter 11 verse 94 - “For liquor is the defiling dirt excreted from rice, and dirt is said to be evil; therefore a priest, ruler, or commoner should not drink liquor.” Manu Smriti Chapter 11 verse 55 - “Killing a priest, drinking liquor, stealing, violating a/the guru’s marriage bed, and associating with those (who commit these acts) are called the major crimes”. Rigved Book 8 hymn 21 verse 14 - “Thou findest not the wealthy man to be thy friend: those scorn thee who are flown with wine. What time thou thunderest and gatherest, then thou, even as a Father, art invoked.” Manu Smriti Chapter 7 verse 50 - “Drinking, gambling, women (not lawfully wedded wives) and hunting, in that order, he should know to be the very worst four in the group of (vices) born of desire”
Christianity :-
Ephesians 5:18 - "And be not drunk with wine for that is dissipation but be filled with the spirit." Proverbs 20:1 - "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise."
Islam :-
Surah Maidah – Chapter No 5 – Verse No 90 – “O Ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling (Dedication of) stones, And (divination by) arrows, Are an abomination Of Satan’s handiwork; Eschew such (abomination), That ye may prosper.”

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