Are any of your food and drink choices made with regard to your religion?
Stacey said more than I did. Mi would"ve stayed & lived there 'til I died if not for low wages, insurance. The treatment of non Mormon s can get taxing. The neighborhood "Maps" U have of where the "heathens” live. Catholic? it's "Cat-lickers" to Mo's
Sorry 4 strange page placements.. Non inclusion of non-Mo Boy Scouts who have to attend their meetings where? at the neighborhood(Ward) LDS church. See little boys cry I can't forget! It takes getting used to all the weird rules and such.
I could go on & on but I won't. Like I said, it takes getting used to. Just like your 'Fry sauce (thousand island dressing) you have to Ask to get ketchup for fries in Utah. The only reason I brought out a few thing was so you know I'm not making...
anything up. Again, it's a great outdoor state, beautiful, great seasons. It's just the most religious run state in the Union! We go should be fine & excited to go! In court in the '80’s, Provo was proved to be a top US city for Porn watching! FACT
I'm seventh-day adventist and most of us are vegetarian/vegan (like myself) but if you do eat meat, we don't eat UNCLEAN meats such as pork or shrimp etc. The bible tells us our body is like a sacred temple, therefore, we should take care of it.
Not because of religion, but because of personal beliefs/opinions. (I am a vegetarian because it feels wrong for me to eat an animal.
Only when I choose to go to the picnic after church! ;)
Try living in Utah. I know it's changed a little since I lived there but no matter your religion or not, the (Mormon based) restrictions left you no choice. A group of non-drinkers/anti-drinkers made the rules. Ridiculous!
I'm moving to Utah in 14 days.
Wego, the Mo's control Everything & it takes adjustments. You'll learn. But, the beauty, outdoor environment, proximity to other places is wonderful! Learn to Ski! Visit the Nat'l Parks down south, Yellowstone up north & Wendover, NV to gamble.
Nukimo, im sorry, but being a Mormon, I must intervene so wego's vision of Utah is not distorted. Wego, you will love Utah, regardless of your religion. Yes, you will likely encounter many mormons, but its a beautiful state. And there is no law
Saying you cant drink. Look it up. Its not there.
The laws in Utah tend to place restrictions on the amount of alcohol in beverages. For example, you cannot order a Long Island Iced Tea as it contains too much alcohol in one beverage. Also, bartenders are required to use metered pours to track it.
Utah does tend to have a strong counter-culture movement which rallies against religious based laws. There are great breweries and distilleries in Park City. Its just not as free wheeling as their neighbor Nevada :-)
I don't drink anyway, so I never would have noticed. Thanks for all the insight! I admit I am a little nervous that my kids may be "left out" because they're not Mormon, but really I'm fearing that less and less as I meet a variety of people.
Karenclark17, didn't,t you see me tout Utah's beauty, outdoor enviro, natn'l parks Skiing etc? I just pointed out FACTS. The religion controls everything & I said she will learn & get used to it! You're only so defensive 'cuz you know it's true.
Karen I never said you can't drink..
Please let me apologize for the "rant" I left. I did tout the some good things about the state. MY problem is stopping at that point. I know better but sometimes can't put the brakes on & I start channeling...
my father who after visiting us,even moved to St. George! My wife blames it on my med's since I never was like this. I Can't. I blame myself for letting my frustrations boil out. Again, & sadly I apologize & hope you accept it & forgive me.-Nuki
Brownies- Rastafarian (Kidding)
Some day, mon. Some day soon, mon! (Not Kidding)
Yepp, and proud of it! :) i dont drink coffee, any non-herbal teas, or strong drinks of any kind, and ultimately I just lead a healthy choice diet.
Can I ask what your religion is?
Sure! Im Mormon, or in other terms, a "Latter-Day Saint".
Mormons can't have coffee?! ;(
Haha nope, not that or any other strong drink. It has nothing to do with caffeine though. I drink pop all of the time.
What is the basic rule on what's ok to drink or not for LDS people?
And i think "wont" or "shouldnt" is a better term than "cant". Its all choices, we are simply taught that principle, and so we believe it and live it.
So its a code of health called "the Word of Wisdom" and it is exactly as it is. A code of health. I would say the easiest way to summarize it is to live healthily. Although it does specifically state that tobacco, alcoholic drinks, tea and
Coffee are bad for your health. Obviously illegal drugs and overdosing prescription meds are bad too. It just tells you to live healthily. Dont eat too much of one thing. Have a healthy, balanced diet. But, as my answer isnt nearly as effective as it
Could be, go to "lds.org" or "mormon.org" and look it up! I guarantee you will get a better answer.
I could do without the tobacco and alcohol, but I think it's bad for everyone else's health if I don't get my coffee!! Lol
I'm not Mormon but our religion believes this too. Most of the people in my religion are vegetarian and vegan also due to the fact that the bible states that our body is a sacred temple.
And for that reason we should take care of it.
I agree. Although we are allowed to eat meat, we are told to do so sparingly. Its a good code :)
I've had my food choices restricted based on someone else's religion, back in the days when it was still a mortal sin to eat meat on a Friday in public school, but I've never given any religion a second thought when making choices for myself.
I am on the fence religiously, but when I did go to church, there were no restrictions. In other words, alcohol was not off limits.
As an atheist, my diet prohibits consuming religious propaganda under any circumstances. Does that count?
I don't have a religion, but I wouldn't make my choices based on one if I did. I am a free thinker. I highly recommend it.
Not at all.