Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Religion of Beer

As "religion," beer predates Christianity and Islam. And it is back on sale in Iraq.

(In some areas, as I understand, the sellers of alcoholic beverages come from Iraq's dwindling Christian community. I do not know if that is the case here.)

Via Instapundit.

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Blogger Yvonne said...

Beer definitely has religious significance, since various deities are supposed to have taught humanity the art of brewing...

4:12 AM  
Blogger Copper Asetemhat Stewart said...

I'm an Osirian partial to Guinness due to genetic legacy...

I see it frequently, so I assume you know the Ben Franklin quote to the effect that "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us happy."

Though the quote is apparently a myth... nonetheless sounds like a true one.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

Better than the bogus Franklin would be the authentic A.E. Housman from A Shropshire Lad:

And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God's ways to man.

But Dr. Franklin would no doubt be amused to learn that aphorisms have attached themselves to his memory, a tribute to his sagacity.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! There is actually a "Beer Church" - a Google search should find it - with at least one legal marriage to its credit!

10:00 PM  

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