We live in a society of excesses. We need to drive the biggest and fastest cars. We need to have the finest things. We also have a tendancy to believe that we are indestructible (as a nation and as individuals) and that because we are allowed to do something that we should do it.
The Bible talks about things that we have liberty to do, yet choose not to because they are not expedient, and choosing not to do things because it would not be in the best interest of others.
Here in America, we let people play with fire all the time and hope upon hope that they do not get burned. In fact, we’ll specify how close to the skin the fire can come, and we’ll catch you if you do get burned, but we’ll celebrate the fire and talk about it like it could never happen to you.
What am I talking about? Alcohol. A new study has come out that was reported on by the UPI. The UPI states that even one drink can be dangerous, since even those that are mildly intoxicated (half the legal limit) were heavily compromised in their ability to notice an unexpected visual object while being focused on another simple task. This phenomenon is call “inattentional blindness.”
So, if not drinking because of the chance of liver damage, or the hangover, or loss of contol, or the addictive nature isn’t enough: why not add to it the fact that even 1 (one) drink can cause you to not be on your game and you could end up in a situation that you will remember for the rest of your life but wish you didn’t.