Saying Yes Summary

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Chapter 1 of the text “Saying Yes” is about the beliefs of different religious groups on drugs. Each religious groups have some different point of views on how they feel towards drugs, the of drugs, and the harm that drugs can do to an individual. These religious groups believe that our body is our temple and we should not put anything in it that would cause harm. The religious groups that have shown their point of views on drug the Mormons and Muslims.
There was a Mormon prophet by the name of Joseph Smith who had gotten addicted to tobacco, and the mormons had came to conclusion that tobacco was not meant for the body. Alcoholic and hot beverages such as teas and coffee should also be condemned for use. The church of the Latter-Day Saints
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Mormons and Muslims believe that there is no difference between drugs and alcohol. Mormons believe that the use of drugs leads to addiction and it hinders the holy spirit and believes that the pleasure someone receives from drinking, the risk does not exceeds the risk that comes along with using drugs. A muslim by name of Muhammad also had some issues with drug use, which was the use of alcohol. The muslims have nothing against drinking wine, but drunkenness is something that they do not tolerate. The muslim religion believes that “Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan 's handiwork.” (38) The Muslims believe that khamr also known as alcohol is could be used only if it 's used responsibly and not for a drunken state. Muslims also believes that tobacco should not be used and is a forbidden toxin, but as of now muslims looks at the health effects that comes with the use of tobacco. Although Muslims and Mormons have some of the same feeling towards alcohol, Muslims sees the …show more content…
Muslims are more lenient towards that use of alcohol, but it should not be used in the sense of getting drunk. Muslims sees the difference in the drug and alcohol and the effect that the psychoactive substances that can have on the body. Muslims are head strong on their people partake in the use of alcohol (wine) and how it should be used based on casually. Mormons see all drugs and alcohol as causing harm to body and should not be used at all. Mormons believe that the use of alcohol and drugs destroys the temple, which is our body. All drugs that are not from the use of medical attention should avoided to reduce the addiction risk. Mormons views are more related to law on drugs in the United States, that illegal drugs should be prohibited for use of all individuals. Any drug that distorts the mind and have an effect on the body should be condemned. This shows the how different religious groups has their views toward the use of drugs and the partaking in alcohol. I have learned that not everyone agrees with the use of alcohol and drugs. I also learned that users who use drugs socially still maintain a normal

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