Underage Drinking

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Underage Drinking
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Mon, 02-18-2013 - 8:02am

We have friends who find nothing wrong with allowing their 16 year olds to drink. They allow them to have beer pong parties with their friends (because they are doing it in their home) and allow them to try different types of wines (In their words "to make them a connoisseur of wine").

We find this unacceptable as if they are doing it at home, you know they are doing it elsewhere and these kids are able to drive now so I can not believe that none of them ever drive home drunk.

What does everyone think of this?

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 11:48am
Yes Jam because everyone else is only sinners. Sinners who insist year after year to have to see what complete strangers and their families they only know online are doing in their lives. They might find some little morsel and have to explode on it (even though they know nothing about the situation or outcome at all). This is not debating security in schools all over but concentrating on one person and their family and how they will try and tarnish them over something they have absolutely no clue about and assume everything they read online is real. Check out the state farm commercial with the woman who believes everything she reads online and meets the guy who is "french" lol. Have a wonderful day Jam. I know I am and will continue as I have more things going on in my life than to sit around and try to find flaws in everyone else's. Maybe some people need to look in the mirror first as they need to improve things in their own lives before they claim to go and help others.
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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 11:50am

jamblessedthree wrote:
A proverb for you, Don't judge others who sin differently than you.

And one for you.  "To err is human.  To eat a muskrat is not."

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 11:54am

bordwithyou wrote:
That's it? You think my kids have been to Europe too many times? Oh, please. I have to spend months at a time in Europe for my job. What was I supposed to do, leave them at home? Is there something in particular about European travel that turns kids into narcissists?

I guess John er, Voldemort, is screwed then.  He was BORN in Europe.  No hope for him, I guess.  Bummer, since he just became an uncle and all and has spent the past 3 days, when not at work, shuttling his wife back and forth to her sister's hospital so they can keep her supplied with comfy jammies, and bringing food to John's MIL and FIL, since they've been encamped at the hospital since DIL's sister was admitted.  When he gets a break from looking out for his in-laws, I'll break the bad news of his rampant narcissism ;)

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 11:56am

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Silly me. But lets boast how we go to church every Sunday and are actually teachers of children of the word too.

I think you mean "teachers TO children of the word".  Because otherwise, English syntax couples "of the word" to the children, rather than the teacher.  So they become "children of the word" who are simply taught.  Rather than the teacher teaching the word to children.

<p>Really, the whole construct is just awkward and you should probably find another way.

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:04pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Good one Jam. We all sin but some forget that. Lying is a sin and there is a lot of that going on in this thread. lol. I never said I go to church every week and am involved in it as much as others who claim to throw stones. That part is the saddest of all, IMO. They obviously learn nothing when they go there if they find it fun to put down people and ridicule them online. I guess if you live with someone who is a doormat, you get used to treating them like that and think you can treat perfect strangers the same way. And you wonder why they call that state "Misery" lol :)

Hazel, there really is no need to lie, throw stones or attack anyone....really.

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:04pm

Yes, overturning the tables in the temple was SUPER-FRIENDLY.

IDK what they're teaching in Sunday School where you and Hazel attend, but my church tends to teach the whole Bible as opposed to just spoon feeding the fluffy stuff to the masses. Did either one of you by chance do Noah's Ark as a nursery theme? Because nothing says warm and fuzzy quite like God sending a flood to wipe out everyone on the Earth...

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:04pm
ACK. I guess my kids are soon to be screwed as well. 5-6 weeks in Frankfurt with expected side trips to other part of Europe will really ruin them!

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:05pm

lifespeachy wrote:
Let me get this straight. You started a thread, judging people that you know in real life. You then picked a fight with people who were agreeing with your position (if not your judgement of said friends). You have a history, personally, with the posters here, having salked them and their kids. Now you want all of the internet world to believe that you are the victim?

Yes, that sums it up quite nicely....and we are all supposed to believe that little spin of fiction.

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:06pm
I never could understand why people think that Noah's Ark is appropriate nursery decor. Really, there ought to be some rotting bodies floating around the Ark.
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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:07pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
He was, wasn't he Jam. I guess another lesson not learned by attending church every week and teaching Sunday School. What a shame as what are they teaching the younger generation then? I wonder if they all go to reconciliation every week too. lol.

That's quite the judgement, again.  

PumpkinAngel

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