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Is It Wrong To Work In A Brewery Or Tobacco Company?

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Is it wrong for a christian to work in companies like Nigerian Breweries, Bristish American Tobacc[/b]o (BAT) or [b]Guinness? What do you guys think about this?

Kindly share your views. Thanks.

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it is not only wrong for a christian to work for a tobacco company it is unpatroitic for any true Nigerian and any sane Human beign to work for a death broker like BAT if omnly you know how many deaths they hav caused and how they havwe exposed you and or your loved one to the danger of deiying then you would not consider workinfg for them as an option even if it were the only one left.

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simple yes or no. i think it is bad. i cant market wat i cant consume, and i cant consume wat has identified detrimental effects on my health and personality and state of total control of my reasonings. cheers

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Pls lets stop the use of derogatory phrases,sentences against God.Because u've once being attacked on your religion does not mean you have to treat some other oppositonal believers to your faith with contempt.Ok.What gave u the assurance that your religion does not practice atheism,Inbreeding e.t.c.

What we say on this board depicts our individual personalty,our background and even the acceptance/rejection of our religion by others.Lets respect ouselves.

If a minister of culture is well cultured he/she will not speak against Deities.

Saying this worships, bible, money e.t.c is not fair, it shows that the speaker would be a violent human being.

Not your tone or your philosophical / points/views or how u are able to use slanderous words against others will change the whole world to your own religion, rather it will make people to avoid it like a plague.Be wise with words .Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Fine o.

Dats true sha. Desperation does not respect principles. Desperation na wetin turn Alams to woman.

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When jungle mature, and you're left with only these two options, won't you take the job regardless of if it's wrong or not.God himself said, "do not be over wise". Na u know o

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that's just being plain naive.

but then is there something wrong with being naive? nothing that i know of

the issue is not whether working in a tobacco coy or brewery is right or wrong rather it is whether you go ahead and work there when u think it's wrong. then it becomes wrong.

remember the issue of eating foods sacrificed to idols or not?

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Is there anyone anyone out there?

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lol no one knows for sure if it was alcoholic wine though

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The point is, he turned water into some sort of drink. Whatever that drink is, those guys of then were addicted (intoxicated if you will) to it so much so that they wanted more. He could've sent them home after they finished the first batch but no!, He decided to give them more and more. This is not saying He participated in the drinking spree but, he encouraged it. I bet you if there were cars then, there would have been a headline "DUI: 40 people lost their life in a car accident after partying with Jesus"

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I don't think its wrong to work in a brewery or tobacco company just that my IT period with a leading brewery coy in Lagos almost turned me to a brewery!

It took the grace of God and a few bad experiences before I could stop; but that's me. Carry on if you believe you can weather the storm.

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Life is generally moderation. whatever u do. there should be an inner witness with your heart that it's either wrong or right. people dont have to tell you something is right before you know it's right. take a case of 2 persons, one can kill and feel no remorse, the other probably kill by accident and his/her conscience is killing him/her. in my opinion. if you feel within you that's its wrong or right then do that which pleases you.but, God is the first to be considered before pleasing yourself.

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Life is generally moderation. whatever u do. there should be an inner witness with your heart that it's either wrong or right. people dont have to tell you something is right before you know it's right. take a case of 2 persons, one can kill and feel no remorse, the other probably kill by accident and his/her conscience is killing him/her. in my opinion. if you feel within you that's its wrong or right then do that which pleases you.but, God is the first to be considered before pleasing yourself.

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lmao beer is not wine now.

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rhea, y are u jumping to conclusions?

the basic concept is this,

BEER /alchohol at WHATEVER level will intoxicate, relaxation is only 1 of the symptoms of intoxication, vomitting,dizyness and a general lack of coordination are others

A MOTOR CAR was primarily made to transport people from one place to another! thts y its called an ACCIDENT!!!

So your analogy is incorrect

Ps, driving at 180km/hr will noyt neccesarily kill

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bloody hell!!!!!

Obviously not. If you are paid well then why not.

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[b]I believe working in Brewery/Tobacco coy. Working with them can be a stepping stone to a better or desired place.Also it doesn,t mean that ur will be smoking or taking Alcohol drink. what matter most is to have focus on the task giving to u.And believe in God for a better place.

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Hypocrite! Does that preclude those who prohibit the sale of Alchohol thanks to sharia and are yet ever so happy to obtain "their share" of the proceeds from VAT that from that same banned commodity?

Is there no law against alchohol in the sharia law? Why are you and other "moderate" muslims drinking alchohol, or the law of 'god' only applies in the land of muslims and not the land of the infidels?

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The one who makes it, the one who transport it, the one who sells it and the one who buy it for use, all are in the same conditions. If there is law of God against it, it is bad, get away from it.

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is it rite 4 a xtian to be a soldier?

if u can answer that then u can answer your question

Nb,  the question is deeper than it seems o, it requires very careful thought

@rhea

i feel u but a car wasnt made to kill people, beer was made to intoxicate, so thers a difference

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Hi Guys I have thought about this same topic. But look, most of us have turned fanatical Christians, that we no longer reason objectively. Now you work for the Banks that Finance these Companies, You benefit one way from their provision of water to your community,you buy their shears etc If you join a thief to eat what he stole what are you ? In fact the MD of BAT does not smoke!!, niether does the CEO of Nigeria Breweries get Drunk on his job, he wont be their by now,

Now you read Micro Biology and you dont want to work their?? well, Dont let your illitrate Pastor deceive you, these Cos are providing a service.

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David: can you substantiate what these '"things" that are the hallmarks of idol worship!' actually are?

And while you're at it: answer my question: are you impotent?

Remember I paid you a compliment that you would make an adequate janitor - I am sure no one else has said the same to you - even if they have thought it.

And could you answer the threads question?

<Smiles Indulgently>

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No MIZIEYA only worships "things" that are the hallmarks of idol worship!

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David:

1 You speak like a child!

2 The same Jehovah, the Jehovah shalom/the God of peace is the same God of war, the Lion of the tribe of Judah!

3 The ONE who is the prince of peace is still the ALMIGHTY GOd before whom idol worshippers like you would still have to bow.

4 So that your father professes to love you, would you claim double standard when he punishes you for a wrong doing?

MIZIEYA:

Question: David are you impotent?

1 I am not aware that you have heard my talking voice- granted there is a possibility you may have heard my singing voice - the latter I may consider as being plausible whereas the former totally not.

2 Yes I know god is a god of war and of peace he is also the god who discloses in Isaiah 45:5-7 that he is a god of good and evil. Apart from being pointless - what is your point?

3 I have told you never to assume what I think or even what I do: Fact: MIZIEYA doesn't worship idols. However in saying that I suspect your god will smite your fellow christians for worshipping the following idols: the bible, money - think tv evangelists and other con artists for jesus.

3a) Yes I am familiar with the phrase "at the name of jesus every knee shall bow": why is it that christians don't bow to jesus but bow to every doctrine that claims christianity as its author?

3b) Since I do not acknowledge your version of Paganism as authority, or even as authentic- your hystrionics are somewhat redundent - but I do find you amusing. Perhaps you're the equivalent of the Village Fool?

4) Your god is not my father. And for your information- the judeo christian god has no concept of healthy love - what loving father annhilates whole tribes out of love? What loving father sends his supposed 'son' to die as an example? What loving father/husband abuses his wife (Israel) using the medium of fear to keep her in line? What loving father sells amorals as morals - consider the creation myth: adam and eve, cain and abel: a relationship based on Inbreeding.

4a) I could go on but suffice it to say - you can keep your 'god' and your pseudo religion- I prefer my brand of Perfection.

5) perhaps it might be an idea to answer the threads question: or is this an indicator that because you do not understand the question- means you express your own ignorance through rants at others?

6) Clearly my point was made and you cannot dispute it: coherently or otherwse.

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Well, the question needs to be revivified. Workers in a tobacco or an alcohol industry are not just people in charge of cigarette or beer production alone. We also have engineers maintaining equipments and electrical works, people in the administrative section, causal workers, etc. What if you work as an accountant in Guinness or as an Elect Engineer or u are a driver. What do u have to say to that?

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lol if u guys don't stop, this topic will go way farther than expected.

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Good point. Again, should a christian avoid doing business with a bank that loans money to a tobacco company.

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lets just put it this way, its wrong to be broke

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You speak like a child! The same Jehovah, the Jehovah shalom/the God of peace is the same God of war, the Lion of the tribe of Judah! The ONE who is the prince of peace is still the ALMIGHTY GOd before whom idol worshippers like you would still have to bow.

So that your father professes to love you, would you claim double standard when he punishes you for a wrong doing?

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Seg- you state that: Life is precious, you can secure it. Jehovahs thoughts for you is not to kill or cause more harms to his wonderfully created creature (Human).

If thats the case- why do christians involve themselves with war? If life is a gift from god- then why do christian men and women work in the armed forces, factories where they make arms and so on? Or is this yet again another example by christians of double standards?

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Well, Working in a tobacco is a kinda not in line with Gods law.

You see, what ever thing that does not give value for life is not worthy of Jehovah.

Life is a gift from God, given to men to appreciate, even tobacco advert which you know, even in europe they know that is Dangerious to our health. Though you are not taking it in. But you are doing the marketing. Selling dealy item that will cause death to thousands of souls around and keep more thousands in life, waiting for when to die.

Life is precious, you can secure it. Jehovahs thoughts for you is not to kill or cause more harms to his wonderfully created creature (Human).

Keep keeping trying, better job will surely come ya way.

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It depends on what u believe in.If u believe it's wrong to smoke and drink, it's wicked to be involved in the production of wat u believe wrong. If u believe it's ok to smoke and drink, then work there. At least an anti-abortionist would never abort even though he would be heavily paid.

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I know that given the current unemployment situation in Nigeria, it will be tough to reject a job from one of these tobacco or alcohol companies. In that case, you might give u your ethics and morals for the sake of the job and money,

BUT from a Christian point of view, if you are truly a Christian, you will not even apply for such a job evenif u have been looking for a jobf for years, instead you will keep the faith that God will provide you with something even better,

That's my 2 cents

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Simpson: what is the difference between working for the tobacco and alcohol industry and working in the illegal drug industry/Cartel - even if you are not a consumer of drugs, alcohol or tobacco??

Your thoughtscape is bizarre and nonsensical.

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I remember when we used to argue about this, my teacher used to say itz wrong coz you must taste it. But i believe if you don't wanna smoke or drink you definitely wouldn't.

There are no jobs available right now, a lot of graduates are roaming the streets without jobs and any job gotten should be grabbed with both hands.

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omo men there's nothing wrong in working in either of these companies and moreover before I'll think of working in a place like that i must have studied sumting related to it in school.so i don't think it's wrong

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I think this is a very good question because I have given this a lot of thought.

Even apart from my religious beliefs, I cannot work for a tobacco company for ethical reasons.

Have you even seen any one with lung cancer? the sole purpose of a tobacco company is to profit off people killing themselves.

Similar for an alcohol company,

And as a Christian, I think it is contradictory to my beliefs to contribute and promote smoking & drinking,

my 2 cents

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Truly a christians place is in the home or begging on the street, being in this world but not of it. After all if one claims to be a christian employment is not on the agenda. Jesus never worked. jesus begged.Jesus lived by 'faith' He had rich courtesans paying his way. Therfore it s a christians duty to find a sugar daddy or mother to pay their way. In the meantime if you're filled with the holy spirit you can always draw in the crowds by fleecing them with parlour tricks. Who knows one day christianity will solve world hunger and poverty just by emulating jesus,

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If you're a christian simply live by faith, it is unethical for a christian to be employed. Emulate jesus: be a pariah on the system and praise da lawd without ceasing. Thats what jesus did. So, be jesusesque and stop complaining about trivia and be a guest in this realm of existence.

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Now it boild down to probability. Before a guy repents. he knows his limit of drinking. once he gets there, thats it. Any additional bottle might make him silly. The number of bottle a person needs varies from person to person.

I know my dad used to drink outside but my mom was able to control him. Now he gets drunk inside our house to save him some respect. Poor guy.

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You have 90% chance of acting silly when you're really wasted.

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no, it's not wrong for a christian to work in a Brewery company, it's work ya doin!

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But its wrong if/when they get drunk.

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its not wrong one bit.jesus turned water into wine, remember? and tobacco is only a recent thing i've read the bible through and through several times,no mention of it.

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