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Divine Inspiration?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Making Liquor and Wine at one time was a way to make $ for the church. Many order's supported their monastery's by doing this. I was with the Christian Brothers(teaching Order) and at one time they made Brandy it was called Christian Brothers Brandy it is still in stores just the brothers dont own it any more ,they still make wine in california.
  3. I realize the drinking age is relaxed in Europe...but is it common church practice to take your neighborhood kids out to get drunk? Or am I misreading this?

    Aside from that, I found this very entertaining. Thanks Blisshead!
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    No problem. :)
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Drinking is not encouraged of course, but when you're 16 and over [legal age for alcohol in Germany, 18 for liquor] it's not unusual.
    Another thing, you usually don't drink to get drunk on occasions like this, just a few [1-3 for example] beers or so. Like a beer after a job meeting or so.

    Interesting side note, when I was in Texas as an exchange student, the teenagers I hung out with drank more recklessly than we[meaning me and my fellow exchange students and friends in Germany] used to do in Germany. They were really in it to get drunk, more than we were. Probably because it's forbidden and so more tempting.
    When you know you can get beer any time you want, you don't overdo it as much I guess.
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, the biggest problem i have with the drinking age in the u.s.

    at the risk of violating my own directive against political threads ;) that's one of my biggest gripes about the u.s. - the 21 year old drinking age. you can die for your country but you can't drink alchohol? how ridiculous. :rolleyes:
  7. You can also look at porn....

    It's a funny world...
    :eek: :rolleyes: ;)
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

    Porn is better than murder and death. Anyway, quit hijaking my amusing thread about washing machine beer!!!
  9. Speaking of which...why do women always complain about the toiletseat being up?

  10. I have always prefered a strong, full bodied permanent press pilsner; I just can't stand those gentle cycle lagers - too watery for me! :D

    BTW, my neighbor just started making bread in his dryer. You really have to try his dacron/polyester sour dough loaf. :p

    Mike :)