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Re: [conculture] Digest Number 360

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Sunday, June 11, 2000, 19:01
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Adrian Morgan wrote: > > These people certainly are very extreme! But it is true that > > their wine was _weakly_ alcoholic, compared to modern wine. > > Also that wine was much more important than it is here and > > now because of problems of water quality. > > Frequently mixed with water, in fact.
The Romans considered it barbaric to drink wine *without* water mixed in.
> > Now I *am* opposed to the idea of wine at communion, unless > > grape juice is also available, because I am opposed to > > anything which makes it morally (or legally) awkward to > > serve communion to children. > > Aren't religious usages an exemption to the laws? If not, then it's at > least an unenforced law!
But they don't make exceptions for selling the stuff. Some of the blue laws here in Texas are really arcane: on Sundays, in Travis County, you can only buy beverages below a certain alcohol content (beer and below) basically, past a particular time in the day (1 PM, I think). But it varies; there are still lots of East Texas counties that're dry, so I hear. ====================================== Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: trwier "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ======================================