Don’t look at the context when the stuff is written. Look at the context of political interests now when the religion is actually practiced. That fits the dot most.
Should we drink alcohol? In the context of christian mongols that love beer, they would gladly show that Jesus’ first miracle is producing alcohol and enjoy the fact that drinking alcohol is part of a holy sacrament.
Obviously the puritan in US have very different view.
People often ask about the amount of money you own. The thing is, ownership is a very vague concept that simply add confusion. What does it mean that I own my body, for example? Can I smoke dope? No. So what’s the point?
Rather than concentrating on ownership, we should concentrate on control ship.
Why dictators live an opulent life? Because they CONTROL, not own, great wealth.
Back to dope. Do I control my body? The answer is scientific. No. I can’t smoke dope and get away with it. That means I don’t.
I am going to write a long answer for this. Let’s examine some analogy first:
Say you are farmers of mangos. Say there are those willing to pay a lot for those mangos.
You have several options
1. You can give the mangos away for free.
2. You can let your mangos rots.
3. You can sell your mangos to “small buyers” with great discount for those least able to pay for it.
4. You can max out your profit by selling it at market price?