Religious Studies - Drugs (christianity and buddhism)

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Drugs

There are legal drugs such as : paracetamol, tabaco and caffine

Ther are also illegal drugs such as : cocaine, ecstasy and heroine

Religious  attitudes towards taking drugs

Christianity

  • legal drugs are good if prescribed by a doctor
  • tabaco is not good as it harms the body and others around you
  • alcohol is banned in some churches and ribena (or something similar) is drunk at the eucharist
  • all other churches drink wine at eucharist, and say that alcohol is ok if drunk in moderation
  • caffine is fine
  • illegal drugs are very bad as they harm the body and disobey the law

Buddhism

  • legal drugs are good if prescribed by a doctor
  • tabaco is not good as it clouds the mind and makes meditation impossible, it also harms others which goes against the 1st precept:

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