is there any connection? probably only in my weird, stream of consciousness mind. when reading some of the comments from my post on mormon matters it got me thinking about obedience. its human(mormon)nature to, on some level, pick and choose what gospel principals we will follow. i wont have sex before marriage, but i will drink a pepsi. there are others who wouldnt dream of partaking of any caffeinated beverage yet will break the law of chastity because they believe it represses a natural and healthy aspect of human nature. i know i am over simplifying, but you get my meaning. so many of us members are into the facade. make it look like its perfect even when its not. there is evidence that some caffeine and even red wine are good for the body-has the church rewritten the word of wisdom? nope. modern thinking tells us that sex is normal and healthy and that repressing these urges in any way is detrimental. is the church going to do away with its doctrine regarding morality? mmmmm.....no.
i was actually in a starbucks with a friend yesterday. i find the smell of coffee absolutely intoxicating. the whole store is a temptation and its cool to go to starbucks. come on, you would have to be cool to pay 22.50 for some exotic concoction and look super-hip walking around with the cup. wonderful baked goods. an extensive menu. my friend assured me that there were non coffee drinks i could get, so i perused the menu. i saw decaffeinated, but couldnt find the coffee free menu. she finally pointed out the two coffee free items. two. sigh. neither really appealed to me, but my friend was adamant that she was buying me a starbucks! i caved to the peer pressure. i kind of wanted to order a grande caramel latte half and half with a double shot(its another language, i swear)just to feel part of it all. i think the barrista shot me a snotty look when she handed me my childish strawberries and cream. judgment for my righteous decisions is around every corner. sigh.