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|In religious controversies each side is so God assured that it is correct and the |
other side is wrong that a third party claiming that ... made this statement: “Total
abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent.
|L , at one of those unprofitable flections where men treat everybody, and too |
many get drunk, because others wish it; " come, ... "I've quit drinking," said J . "
Have you taken an oath not to drink cider, or beer, or any thing? ... total
abstinence," poor J might have been saved from much suffering, and from a
drunkard's grave. ... He was heir to a great estate. ... What, then, of the man who
furnishes buildings for the carrying on of the rum trade f Why, that trade cannot be
carried on unless ...
|Undoubtedly it will tend to an increase in drunkenness, and what that means, the |
people of this country know too well to ... whom they loved the best to any danger
which they could ward off ; but others are equally situated, and have as great ....
to the supposition we have been making, can use it properly, but the drunkard
cannot ; his only safety is total abstinence ... Now, if these things be so, and I think
that it must be clear they are so, then it is clear that the only method whereby we ...
|For the late mission, carried in some cases to such an extravagant length, proves |
to us that in the religious world there is a ... St. Paul held it to be so when he said,
" All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient. ... Nevertheless,
there is crying need for the great work of temperance among all classes. .... But
on the other hand, it has been perhaps too much forgotten that while our Church
does »Dt and cannot consistently with her principles set forth total abstinence as
|The figures supplied by the New York State Railroad Commission show the |
extent to which New Yorkers use their local transportation lines, and is a further
argument, ... The methods in use now for carrying New Yorkers to and fro on
business or otherwise are notoriously inadequate and have given rise to a
condition of things not only inconvenient but prejudicial to health and against the
laws of decency. ... (2) They object to it as frankly and honestly a total abstinence
|Before this disease science stands unable to speak : it cannot show that it is |
unmistakably hereditary : it cannot show that it is ... that it is so: it cannot show that
there is a specific microbe : it cannot bring forward a reasonable prescription for
antitoxin to cope with it. ... and most experienced physicians and surgeons, we
are able to say that moderation in eating, total abstinence or the extremest ... The
treatment for this condition is to a great extent medicinal, and is of extreme
|But as it may prove difficult to induce old Grand Lodges to make this change, the |
best thing, it is argued, will be to leave the ... Yet when the Order was introduced
into the Scandinavian countries there were in it a great many usages, regulations
and ritual ... As stated, we must to some extent adjust our work in the different
countries to the tastes and customs of those ... There may be countries where the
principle of total abstinence is so little known and so little recognized that it
|By the Rbv. H. Edmund Legh, M.A. IN an excellent pamphlet recently issued by |
the C.E.T.S., the Re? ... Total Abstinence ; Total Abstainers are often preferred for
places of trust ; Hereditary craving for drink cannot affect the ... if it may be so, to
this useful pamphlet, which expresses so well the views of onr Society regarding
Total Abstinence ; and, ... too, in recommending Total Abstinence ; while, at the
same time, I can advance good and sufficient reasons in favour of the Dual Basis.
|Just so we were responsible for any evil befalling our fellow-creatures through |
any false conduct or neglect of ours. ... From this the preacher argued, that if we
were careful in securing the safety of our fellow men in earthly things, ... That
course was total abstinence ; and nothing could be clearer than this, that he who
never drank intoxicating liquors could never .... in great jeopardy, — I do not say
because they get intoxicated, but because they indulge in these drinks to an
extent which ...