Tim wrote:There was a disciple of Jesus (not one of the original 12) named Timothy, who was advised by his spiritual sponsor Paul to drink wine for his stomach ailments. Who knows if he was well- or ill-advised.
That's it Tim!!! That's the missing link I was looking for!!! Now, I can say for scientific fact that it's all because of religion!!!
When momma's have their little babies... they intuitively know whickh of their babys are going to really love the wine... and when that happens, momma says "Oh!!! I just had me a little Timothy! We'll call this one Tim!"
I'm left handed, and some researchers were trying to prove that left-handed people are more prone to becoming alcoholics.
So, once at an AA convention, I saw this little survey box... with the question: "Doing research: please help! Alcoholics please tell us are you right handed or left handed!"
We also tend to become Presidents of the USA. The last three have been left-handed, and one of them admitted to being a sober drunk!
The other didn't inhale (I know some others here in Arkansas, that say they knew him and that says he did
) and, the other one inhaled fo sho! (By his own admission). Now, whether someone inhales or not... has nothing to do with them becoming an alcoholic.
I think it all just comes down to this: Some of us really like to speed down life's highway! We got so much to do, so much to see, so much to get done... we need some help... a little jet fuel to get us going! And, then "we like it! we love it! and we want mo of it!"