On the lighter side – well, sort of…

I have heard Michael Jackson reference wine as “Jesus Juice”. I have heard of others talking about alcohol as “Gods Elixir”.  Even Ben Franklin said this:

“Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy”.

Well, in Kazakhstan, there is a growing controversy over Vodka. Muslims in this Central Asian nation are up in arms at a vodka producer for including the word “Allah” on its liquor bottles. Muslim religious leaders are saying the vodka maker should seek forgiveness for the blasphemous use of the sentence “The Power of Allah Suffices for All.” For the record the country has a large Slavic minority and the consumption of alcohol is popular across the board.

Here is the article link

I tend to be critical of right-wing, reborn Christians in my writing so I think it is time to spread the wealth. Seriously, I have no problem with the existence of organized religion; I have a problem with religious crazies like Santorum running for president and muslim extremists who are willing to send a suicide bomber into a bar. What is worse, the vodka or religious zealousness? I will take a hang over any day over shrapnel from an improvised explosive device. I get it that using the reference of “Allah” in certain ways is offensive to certain people – but come on…

Everything in moderation right?

John C. Bader