Thanks for your input TV.
This "church" was formed to buck the system in my opinion. As Cannabis is illegal in Indiana still, this gives them the right to practice their beliefs without persecution from the "establishment".
I know a few "members" of this "church" and they are some amazing people, and the founder is quite a great guy from what they have said. Not saying he is anything but a great speaker and able to spread the love. The most interesting part is he is now running for Governor of Indiana.
And to me, their "Deity Dozen" is just a great set of "rules" to follow
1. Don't be an a**h***. Treat everyone with love as an equal.
2. The day starts with your smile every morning, when you get up, wear it first.
3. Help others when you can. Not for money, but because it's needed.
4. Treat your body as a temple. Do not poison it with poor quality foods and sodas.
5. Do not take advantage of people. Do not intentionally hurt anything.
6. Never start a fight … only finish them.
7. Grow food, raise animals, get nature into your daily routine.
8. Do not be a "troll" on the Internet, respect others without name calling and being vulgarly aggressive.
9. Spend at least 10 minutes a day just contemplating life in a quiet space.
10. When you see a bully… stop them by any means possible. Protect those who cannot protect themselves.
11. Laugh often, share humor. Have fun in life, be positive.
12. Cannabis. "the healing plant" is our sacrament. It brings us closer to ourselves and others. It is our fountain of health, our love, curing us from illness and depression. We embrace it with our whole heart and spirit, individually and as a group."
Your last statement here, I can't agree more with. It should be their job to justify why "they" put limits on what "we" can do to ourselves. But as it seems, they just lay down a "rule" and the sheeple fall in line........ sad
We don't need any excuses or arcane justifications for the freedom of self-determination. On the contrary, those who seek to curtail the personal freedoms of others should bear the burden of proving to everyone else why their proposed restrictions are justified.