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Jul 17, 2019
12:29:15pm
smr All-American
then that would have very little to do with addiction. you could be in complete
control - something you do sparingly, in moderation, yet those times you do indulge, it interferes with that ability to commune with God.

if you are in complete control, but choose to do said activity once every 3 or 4 months (or whatever), nobody would consider that an addiction, but it would interfere with that communion.

the comparison would be you choose to drink once every couple months when you go out with friends and you get drunk - that interferes with said communion, but definitely not an addiction in any way, shape, or form to alcohol.

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Originally posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 12:29:15pm
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