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Comment 6 by littletrotsky13 :

Sounds like a mental health crisis.

No, that's basic socialism liberalism: people can be free to do as much damage to themselves as they want as long as they don't harm others with it. You might not agree with that principle but it's a standard viewpoint, and one I share (though I wouldn't personnally try most illicit drugs unless their long term effects are minimal). This actually sort of applies with things like homosexuality if you argue on the catholics' own ground (not a mistake I make often but it happens): people can do as much damage to their own soul as long as they don't tarnish others' ones with it.

Sorry I don't see the correlation or even similarities to homosexuality. It is my experience that happy well-adjusted people are not drug addicts.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:08:11 UTC | #936837