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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Should You Smoke While You Pray?

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While I was still in university, a Jesuit once asked me this question,

‘Is it alright for someone to smoke while they pray?’

My immediate, indignant response was,

‘Of course not.’

So he challenged me,

‘Would it be alright for someone to pray while they smoke?'

Don’t you love how the Jesuit mind works?

One interesting comment on this post on another site was that the puritan way of thinking has tainted most of us in America and distorted Catholic spirituality.

On Catholic Forum someone submitted this photo saying, ‘there’s always been one form of smoking and prayer that’s always been approved!"



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