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Cigars Around a Lake of Beer: 6 Catholic Quotes

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien enjoying a pipe and undoubtably contemplating the Shire.

“The Good Life is the Catholic Life.”

The Catholic Church is like a thick steak, a glass of red wine, and a good cigar.
G.K. Chesterton

In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.
GK Chesterton

From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.
Saint Arnold of Metz, The Patron Saint of Brewers

Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!
Hilaire Belloc

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath, and a glass of good wine.1
St. Thomas Aquinas

I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.
St. Brigid of Ireland


Source: http://www.stpeterslist.com/4899/benedicamus-domino-5-catholic-quotes-on-wine-beer-and-living-the-good-life/

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Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Beer, Cigar Smoking, Pipe Smoking

 

Kristiyanong Smoker

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Isa sa mga the best na apatnapu’t limang minuto ng buhay ko eh yung nagi-smoke ako ng tabako sa aking pipa habang umiinom ng kape o kaya tsaa.

Kung minsan naman, hand rolled cigar ang ini-smoke ko habang umiinom ng matapang na kape.

Hay…sarap…

Pero may mga nagtatanong sa akin, nagtataka. Bakit daw ako nagi-smoke ng tabako e may pagkarelihiyoso(?) akong tao.

Para naman maipaliwanag ko kung bakit, ginawa ko ang article na ito.

Kasalanan ba ang pagi-smoke?

The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine. Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkenness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others’ safety on the road, at sea, or in the air. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2290)

Walang itinuturo ang Simbahan at tahimik din ang Biblia na kasalanan ang pagi-smoke.

Ang kasalanan ay ang SOBRA SOBRANG PAGGAMIT NITO. Bisyo (vice) na ang tawag dun. Yun ang masama.

Kahit ano namang sobra e masama. Di ko nga maintindihan kung bakit sinasabi ng marami na kasalanan daw ang mag-smoke DAHIL nakakasira ng katawan, pero yung mga taong nagsasabi din nun e anlalakas kumain ng makolesterol na pagkain na nakaka-highblood at nakaka-stroke (pag sobra) at anlalakas kumain ng matatamis na pagkain tulad ng tsokolate na nakaka-diabetes (pag sobra).

Edi ibig sabihin pala e kasalanan din kumain ng makolesterol, maalat, matamis?

Kung bibilang ng mga 3 hanggang 5 henerasyon pabalik, ang pagi-smoke at pagnguya ng tabako ay bahagi ng pang-araw-araw na pamumuhay ng mga tao noon. At hindi ito tinitignan na kasalanan. Sina lolo at lola na madasalin ay madalas na may nakasubong tabako sa bibig.

Noon yun, noong hindi pa talamak ang pre-marital sex, live-in etc. Panahon nina lolo at lola.

Ngayon, sinasabing kasalanan daw ang pagi-smoke dahil nakakasira ng katawan at kasabay nito ang pagdami ng kaso ng mga nabanggit sa itaas.

Hehe…walang kinalaman ang tabako sa pagdami ng nagli-live-in, nagpe-premarital sex etc. Ikinumpara ko lang yung panahon noon (na hindi tinitignan na kasalanan ang pananabako) at panahon ngayon (na sinasabing kasalanan daw ang pananabako)

Wag sisihin ang dahon. haha!

Bakit ako nagi-smoke?
Simple lang ang sagot. Masarap eh. Wala naman sinabi sa Biblia na bawal kang masarapan. Na ang masarap ay kasalanan.

1 Cor. 10:23 “Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial”. So, permissible ito, and I think it is beneficial, kasi pleasureable. Again, ang masama ay ang SOBRANG PAGGAMIT NITO.

Bukod doon, nakakarelax. Natutulungan akong mag-isip lalo ng malalim.

Karamihan sa mga articles na isinulat ko sa kabilang blog eh naglaro sa isip ko at naisulat sa papel habang nagpapa-usok ako.

Pipe/Cigar Smoking vs. Cigarette
Bakit pinili kong Pipe o Cigar ang i-smoke at hindi cigaratte? Ang cigar kasi purong tinuyong dahon tabako na inirolyo gamit ang kamay. Ang Pipe Tobacco naman ay purong tinuyong dahon tabako rin pero hiniwa-hiwa sa maliit na piraso para malagay sa pipa.

Ang sigarilyo, machine-made tapos meron pang inilalagay na kemikal dito tulad ng Benzene (na meron din sa mga pesticides at gasolina), Formaldehyde (na ginagamit sa page-embalsamo, kung gusto mong maembalsamo ng maaga, manigarilyo ka, hahaha!), Pesticides (di ka naman siguro halaman para kailanganin ito sa katawan mo), Vinyl Chloride (ginagamit sa paggawa ng plastic)

at ang pinakamalupet…

Hydrogen Cyanide na ginamit sa Gas Chambers noon Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig sa pagpatay ng milyon-milyong tao. Kaya kapag nagsisigarilyo ka para kang nasa Gas Chamber.

Ganda di ba? Ine-embalsamo ka na (Formaldehyde), tinatanggal ang mga peste sa katawan mo (Pesticide) tapos gina-Gas Chamber ka pa (Hydrogen Cyanide). Ano pang hinihintay mo, smoke na ng sigarilyo. Hahaha!

Yung Nicotine, meron niyan pare-pareho (pipe tobacco, cigar at cigarette), kasi natural sa tabako ang meron niyan.

Ang nicotine ay ginagamit na pamparelax. ‘Wag nga lang sosobra ang smoking ng Pipe at Cigar para di magka-cancer.

Magkaiba rin ang paraan ng paghithit ng sigarilyo, pipe tobacco at cigar. Ang sigarilyo kapag hinithit pinaaabot sa baga ng smoker, sa pipe at cigar hindi mo pwedeng gawin yun kasi uubuhin ka na parang tanga kapag ginawa mo yun.

Kaya hindi nakakapagtaka na bihira (o halos wala) ang nagkaka-lung cancer noong panahon nila lolo at lola kasi hanggang bibig lang ang usok ng tabako. (Idagdag mo pa yun pagiging mapolusyon ngayon dahil sa mga sasakyan at factory). Hindi pinapasok sa baga. Tinitikman lang naman kasi ang usok nun. At ang pleasure nasa bibig, wala sa baga.

Pipe/Cigar at E-Cigarette
May bagong sumisikat ngayon. Yung E-Cigarette. Di pa ako nakasubok pero kapag nakakakita ako ng gumagami nito naalala ko yung mga gumagamit ng Nebulizer (yung mga hinihika) hehe. Vape ang lumalabas dito, hindi usok. Kasi yung likido na inilalagay dito e nage-evaporate kapag pinipindot yung button kapag humihithit ang smoker (vaper).

Ang problema kasing nakikita ko dito e dahil bagong labas hindi pa alam ng syensya ang maidudulot nito sa kalusugan ng gumagamit. Buti yung Pipe at Cigar smoking alam ng syensya na kapag SOBRA (sa pipa, mga 4-5 bowls everyday, sa cigar mga 4-5 cigars everyday) e nakaka-cancer, kaya pwedeng konti lang. E yung E-Cigar hindi pa alam kung makakasama ba kapag sobra (o kahit konti) ang paggamit nito. Bukod dun, ang paghithit nito parang sigarilyo din, umaabot sa baga.

Mga Kristiyanong Pipe/Cigar Smoker
‘Wag niyong tingnan ang mga smokers na parang sila pinakamasasamang tao sa mundo. May mga Kristiyano din na tinitingala ng mga non-smokers sa kanilang mga isinulat at pamumuhay.

Unahin ko na ang isa sa mga paborito ko…

J.R.R. Tolkien,  Author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"

J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”

Si J.R.R. Tolkien. Isang Katoliko. Isa siya sa mga tumulong kay C.S. Lewis na ma-convert from Atheist to Christian. Bago mo sabihing makasalanan ang mga smokers, mag-convert ka muna ng Atheist sa pagiging Kristiyano. Hehe.

Sa mga isinulat ni Tolkien makikita rin ang pagiging pipe smoker niya. Sa “The Hobbit” si Bilbo at Gandalf (pati yata si Thorin) e nagi-smoke ng pipe. Payabangan pa gumawa ng smoke rings. Sa “The Lord of the Rings” si Frodo, Sam, Pipin at Merry (mga bida) e pipe smokers, si Aragorn a.k.a. Strider smoker din. At maski ang kontrabidang si Saruman the White (dati) e smoker din. Hinakot lahat ng tabako mula sa Hobbiton papunta sa Orthanc. Hehe. Swapang.

Next…

C.S. Lewis, Author of  "The Chronicles of Narnia"

C.S. Lewis, Author of “The Chronicles of Narnia”

C.S. Lewis, isang Anglican. Dating Atheist na na-convert sa Christianity. Malaki ang naitulong ni J.R.R. Tolkien sa kanya para maging Kristiyano siya. At maraming protestante ang hanggang hanga sa kanya, sa kanyang mga isinulat tungkol sa pananampalatayang Kristiyano. Ilan sa mga isinulat niya ay ang “Mere Christianity”, “Miracle” at “The Problem of Pain.

Next…

Charles Spurgeon, isang Calvinist. Walang picture pero merong letter about sa kanyang Cigar smoking…

Sa kanya nagsimula yung phrase na “smoking to the glory of God”.

To the Editor of the Daily Telegraph.
SIR,

YOU cannot regret more than I do the occasion which produced the unpremeditated remarks to which you refer. I would, however, remind you that I am not responsible for the accuracy of newspaper reports, nor do I admit that they are a full and fair representation of what I said. I am described as rising with a twinkling eye, and this at once suggested that I spoke flippantly; but indeed, I did nothing of the kind. I was rather too much in earnest than too little.
I demur altogether and most positively to the statement that to smoke tobacco is in itself a sin. It may become so, as any other indifferent action may, but as an action it is no sin.
Together with hundreds of thousands of my fellow-Christians I have smoked, and, with them, I am under the condemnation of living in habitual sin, if certain accusers are to be believed. As I would not knowingly live even in the smallest violation of the law of God, and sin in the transgression of the law, I will not own to sin when I am not conscious of it.
There is growing up in society a Pharisaic system which adds to the commands of God the precepts of men; to that system I will not yield for an hour. The preservation of my liberty may bring upon me the upbraidings of many good men, and the sneers of the self-righteous; but I shall endure both with serenity so long as I feel clear in my conscience before God.
The expression “smoking to the glory of God” standing alone has an ill sound, and I do not justify it; but in the sense in which I employed it I still stand to it. No Christian should do anything in which he cannot glorify God; and this may be done, according to Scripture, in eating and drinking and the common actions of life.
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name; this is what I meant, and by no means did I use sacred words triflingly.
If through smoking I had wasted an hour of my time—if I had stinted my gifts to the poor—if I had rendered my mind less vigorous—I trust I should see my fault and turn from it; but he who charges me with these things shall have no answer but my forgiveness.
I am told that my open avowal will lessen my influence, and my reply is that if I have gained any influence through being thought different from what I am, I have no wish to retain it. I will do nothing upon the sly, and nothing about which I have a doubt.
I am most sorry that prominence has been given to what seems to me so small a matter—and the last thing in my thoughts would have been the mention of it from the pulpit; but I was placed in such a position that I must either by my silence plead guilty to living in sin, or else bring down upon my unfortunate self the fierce rebukes of the anti-tobacco advocates by speaking out honestly. I chose the latter; and although I am now the target for these worthy brethren, I would sooner endure their severest censures than sneakingly do what I could not justify, and earn immunity from their criticism by tamely submitting to be charged with sin in an action which my conscience allows.

Yours truly,

C. H. SPURGEON.

Nightingale Lane, Clapham, Sept. 23.

Source: http://www.spurgeon.org/misc/cigars.htm

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G.K. Chesterton, Catholic Apologist and author of "Father Brown Stories"

G.K. Chesterton, Catholic Apologist and author of “Father Brown Stories”

G.K. Chesterton. Dating Anglican nag-convert sa pananamapalatayang Katoliko. Marami rin siyang isinulat. Isa sa mga paborito ko eh yung Father Brown Stories (parang Sherlock Holmes). Marami rin siyang isinulat na libro na nagtatanggol sa pananamapalataya (Apologetics)

Kaso cigarette ang ini-smoke niya. Yuck! Abomination the art of smoking! Haha!

Ilan lang sila sa mga taong tinitingala ng mga Kristiyano.

Kaya yung mga protestante, hindi nila pwedeng sabihin na ang mga Katoliko mabisyo. Ano ba ang bisyo? Di ba ito yung sobra-sobra? Kaya para hindi sobra kailangan ng TEMPERANCE.

The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine. Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkenness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others’ safety on the road, at sea, or in the air. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2290)

Saka protestante sina C.S. Lewis at Charles Spurgeon.

Gaano Kadalas Mag-Smoke?
Ayon sa mga expert ang 4-5 na pipeful of tobacco everyday, at 4-5 cigars a day ay nagdudulot ng cancer sa lalamunan at sa bibig. Kaya para hindi tamaan ng cancer, once or twice a week pwede na. Bukod dun para na rin makatipid. Mahal ang tabako.

At dahil minsanan lang smoking ko, ine-enjoy ko ito ng husto. Dahan-dahan at unti-unti. Marami tayong hindi nae-enjoy na bagay sa pagmamadali.

At marami tayong hindi nae-enjoy dahil masyado na tayong sanay sa bagay na yun dahil paulit-ulit at palagiang ginagawa.

Masama ba?
Masama ang smoking kung sobra, masama sa katawan at sa espirituwal (mahirap sumamba sa Diyos kung dispalinghado ang katawan).

Masama din ito kung halimbawang may iba ka pang mas dapat iprioritize na pagkakagastusan pero inuna mo pa ang pagbili ng tabako. Halimbawa e may anak ka at imbes na ipambili ng gatas ang pera eh inuna pang bumili ng tabako. Mali ang priority.

So eto na, palagay ko naipaliwanag ko na kung bakit ako nagi-smoke.

Uulitin ko lang, HINDI ANG MGA SMOKERS ANG PINAKAMASASAMANG TAO SA MUNDO.

It’s a matter of choice.

It’s my choice at wala akong nilalabag na aral ng Simbahan o ng Biblia.

Iiwan ko lang ang isang quotation mula kay Johann Sebastian Bach tungkol sa pipe smoking…

On land, on sea, at home, abroad,
I smoke my pipe and worship God.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Cigar Smoking, Pipe Smoking

 

Pipe Smoking Poem

by Johann Sebastian Bach

Whene’re I take my pipe and stuff it
And smoke to pass the time away,
My thoughts as I sit there and puff it,
Dwell on a picture sad and grey:
It teaches me that very like
Am I myself unto my pipe.
Like me, this pipe so fragrant burning
Is made of naught but earth and clay;
To earth I too shall be returning.
It falls and, ere I’d think to say,
It breaks in two before my eyes;
In store for me a like fate lies.
No stain the pipe’s hue yet doth darken;
It remains white. Thus do I know
That when to death’s call I must harken
My body too, all pale will grow
To black beneath the sod ’twill turn.
Or when the pipe is fairly glowing,
Behold then, instantaniously,
The smoke off into thin air going,
Till naught but ash is left to see.
Man’s frame likewise away will burn
And unto dust his body turn.
How oft it happens when one’s smoking:
The stopper’s missing from the shelf,
And one goes with one’s finger poking
Into the bowl and burns oneself.
If in the pipe such pain doth dwell,
How hot must be the pains of Hell.
Thus o’er my pipe, in contemplation
Of such things, I can constantly
Indulge in fruitful meditation
And so, puffing contentedly,
On land, on sea, at home, abroad,
I smoke my pipe and worship God.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Pipe Smoking

 

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