First off, is everyone who has made the decision not to drink an alcoholic? I suppose if they were just a person deciding not to drink, staying dry would hardly be an issue to blog about -- just someone not drinking. It seems to turn into an issue if the person not drinking wants to drink but has decided it is in his best interest not to -- for what ever reason.
His states-of-being, all of them -- mental, physical, possibly emotional -- want to drink, but he over-rides that desire or longing and abstains. (Is this what is meant by overcoming the natural man, or are they speaking of something more etheral?)
|...And we have so much in common!|
I always get into trouble when I compare my issue, being attracted to my own sex -- gay, as it were -- to anything else. Any metaphor is inadequate and incomplete. I keep doing it, however, and will again here.
Is being SSA’ed only an issue if I don’t want the SS attraction? If I believed that same sex attr… oh, heck. I’m just gonna say "gay." If being gay fit in with my belief system -- my states of being -- sociologically, emotionally/ mentally, religiously/ spiritually -- would my body fit in better than I seem to currently being married to a woman and staying faithful to her?
(Just a thought. Is there any straight man whose sexuality does not fit in with his belief system? Or is it more correct to wonder if there is any man who doesn't have a problem being straight, but wishes he could overcome the porno or the casual sex? And this is why I blog.)
If I felt I had the Lords OK to be gay, would I be living that lifestyle? Would I have a partner, would I be trying to have a family? Would I be living as many hetros do and remain uncommitted as I played the field in one of its many different forms ( Would I be a man that needed good health care coverage, a man about town, or someone who is more discrete,
I think along the same lines about my involvement in the church. If I was not a member of the LDS church -- no being raised in Idaho (I know that raised is for cattle and crops, but I am not gonna say reared,… just not gonna) no mission, or Rick’s College or BYU, no temple or priesthood -- would I be looking for something to make my life worth while? Or, would I be happy where I was, drinking spritzers in a nice flat in a good neighborhood back east with my partner, Stan. Stan the man.
|Think of all the professional |
contacts I can make!
Would I be involved in any church, or would I be someone who believed that God is love, everywhere and nowhere.
Would I give to charity voluntarily? Or would someone be garnishing my wages because I didn’t pay my bills. And what would I do with all these cans of tuna and powered milk?
Right now I am sort of a closet republican. Would I still be, or would I be something else out and about?
Please, don't let me be a Jets fan, or worse. A Ute fan.
Who would I be if I wasn’t who I am? And is any of this my decision to make?