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@...>
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