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A Few Thoughts on the Word of Wisdom

In no particular order:

On no evidence but my own experiences, this may the commandment that more people think they obey and really don't than any other. The warnings about "harmful" substances in the Word of Wisdom aren't given because the substances are harmful. The true purpose of  most of these substances is hinted at or spelled out in the revelation. It's not that the stuff itself is evil, it's that people use it for evil purposes. The stated reason for the revelation is, "In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you..." It's a prophetic warning to protect us from specific wicked plans people will have, not from stuff that's naturally bad for you. If it were, we'd probably have things like too much sugar on the list as well. This also means we don't have to get all up in arms when people claim there are health benefits to the mode…

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