Thursday, May 15, 2008
I had a great post from anonymous today, they where from N.Ireland
They appear to have trawled through roughly 71 posts that I have posted since February.
Here's what they had to say:
"Hopefully as part of my new diet I will drink Guinness this evening".
"When I walk to the end of my road, I come to a sunset bar called Khumaras it’s a great place, chilled out music loads of local people, great drinks"
"Red wine is essential, I found this little native Catalunya wine Masia Perelada a mixture of Grenache and Tempranillo grapes, rustic and cheap, but at 13.5% it did the job".
"It ended up us all heading down the pub for a great meal and another diet Guinness".
"Last night I had a chicken tandori kebab, it was beautiful Tandori chicken wrapped up in a nan bread with salad and kebab sauce...... we had a Guinness to go with it".
"I love Guinness, potatoes and bread"(this post actually had a big picture on the heading of Guinness), what message does that send out?
"Just bought some cigars"!
I put these on as they are all quotes from posts of yours over the last few months, i cant help but reply and be annoyed at them, now dont get me wrong im not perfect, i make mistakes and sin but to me this whole alcohol thing isnt a mistake and seems to be the latest cool trend to be doing, do you not think these things you have been saying send out a wrong message to people, what kind of example does it set as a christian, the part that really gets me is where you say about the wine at 13.5% done the job" , what job is that? get you tipsy, drunk, feeling good, how is this right?There is far too much of this going on in church today and in christian circles, it has almost become the norm, i dont understand it and it makes me so angry.
Now I don't really mind anonymous comments, they add spice to blogging, maybe it's just because of the nature of my blog that it invites religious positions. It's more that I feel people try to shape what you should write, I just try to be honest about my life. Yes I like a drink, I have nothing agaisnt people who don't drink, my father is tee total and I admire him for that, I know a number of people in the Salvation army who also don't drink and I like the fact that they excercise their right to make that choice.
I work with a lot of people who have had to much to drink and it can be very messy. I can drink responsibly not to get drunk but because I enjoy certain types of alcoholic beverages. In fact quite a lot of different kinds, I enjoy the smokey peaty flavours of Single malt whiskey, Lagavullin is my favourite, especially the 21 year old distillers malt, Red wine especially Rioja has a light fruity flavour which I enjoy with food, Guinness is a treat I really only enjoy in Ireland, I enjoy these for their taste and the fact that I often share a drink with friends. I have also been know to drink alone but what the heck!
I'm not a drunk, what do you think Jesus did when he turned the water into wine? Do you think he had a glass?
Anyway I am off out tonight to work in the bar area of San Antonio, I won't be drinking because like many people we have a policy of not drinking at work.