November 5, 2015

"Stoner Jesus Bible Study is the creation of Deb Button, a 40-something mother of two who had never considered smoking pot until last year..."

"... when Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. 'I was majorly conservative,' said Button, who was wearing a navy cardigan and jeans cuffed at the calf. Earlier this year, while going through a divorce, she’d tried an edible on a friend’s advice. This had proved a revelation. 'I expected to see unicorns,' Button said. 'But when I started smoking I just got so connected to God.' Joye was the only person to show up when Button posted a listing on Craigslist for Stoner Jesus Bible Study; she arrived to find Button 'so baked out of her head she forgot that she’d invited me over.' They talked for four hours."

From a New York Magazine article titled "Ambling Through America’s Most Stoned Suburbs."

43 comments:

Unknown said...

one never has a bad idea when "baked out of their head"

Sebastian said...

So they need pot to get their opium high?

eric said...

A friend of mine on Facebook once argued, "Its not like people who never smoked marijuana are suddenly going to start smoking, just cuz its legal, man."

Uh huh

eric said...

Oh, and what a wonderful way to begin taking drugs. Having emotional difficulties due to a divorce? Here, eat this, and all of life's troubles will just melt away.

We are fools.

Etienne said...
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PB said...

How do we get Islamists baked? Besides getting them all in one place and then sending them to Allah with a well placed nuke... It might calm them down. Let's send them care packages of pot-laced brownies.

lgv said...

"How do we get Islamists baked?"

All Muslim immigrants must locate in WA or CO. Plus, legalize weed in Michigan.

Oh, that only addresses the ones living here. Get an A10 equipped with weed burning machines and Big Ass fans and do some flyovers. Maybe some free falafel and flat breads made with an extra ingredient.

Etienne said...

PB said...How do we get Islamists baked?

Earth to PB - they are.

The American press does a poor job of covering it, but a lot of European newspapers have covered the story of how they are all whacked out on drugs.

The reason a lot of their frontal assaults succeed, is that they have no fear of death. That part of the brain no longer works.

traditionalguy said...

Paul said that he became all things to all people to spread the message about what's His name.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUOGxePBs50

JAORE said...

" she arrived to find Button 'so baked out of her head she forgot that she’d invited me over'."

Then they talked for four hours. Of course the conversation was largely. "Oh wow..... WOW... ohhhhhh.....wow man..... that's f'in' AWEsome.......wow."

There is only one path to heaven and it is stony, indeed.

Barry Dauphin said...

"Dude, just talking about the Last Supper is giving me the munchies"

Sebastian said...

“I do have kids, so I can’t get high all the time,” Megan said.

Good to know, Megan, good to know.

exhelodrvr1 said...

this isn't going to end well.

David said...

Thank God pot is harmless. Has nothing to do with the "unexpected" increase in middle aged white mortality.

Thorley Winston said...

A friend of mine on Facebook once argued, "Its not like people who never smoked marijuana are suddenly going to start smoking, just cuz its legal, man."

I have friends who didn’t try cigarettes until they were 18 or alcohol until they were 21 in large part because they didn’t want to get in trouble if they got caught breaking the law. So I’d say yeah, there are definitely people who would try marijuana if it ever became legal but won’t so long as it’s still against the law as it remains in the entire United States.

Mr Wibble said...

Oh goody, shamanism masquerading as Christianity. This will end well

Michael K said...

I interview military recruits two or three days a week. The recruits center, called a MEPS, is the busiest in the country. About 1/4 of all our recruits are Asians. Chinese and Korean plus US born Asian kids. I have yet to find one who admitted using marijuana in any form. I wonder if that explains anything ?

madAsHell said...

Confusing God and drugs. I've seen this movie before. It doesn't end well.

Bilwick said...

The one thing I usually agree with "liberals" on (and by "liberals" I mean of course "tax-happy, coercion-addicted, power-tripping government sniffers and State humpers") is legalizing Mary Jane. I only wish "liberals" would get stoned all the time. If they exorcised whatever demons drive them to want to force their desires on other people by staying constantly high, they wouldn't be incessantly trying to pick my pocket and disarm me.

JAORE said...

I dunno Chadwick.... I can easily envision "Free" Government Cheetos programs.

Bruce Hayden said...

Well - I am pretty conservative, but voted for the pot law in CO. And, despite the learning pains, am glad I did, despite never having availed myself of it, nor intending to. Interestingly, there are some in this country who don't/didn't smoke pot precisely because it is/was illegal. I am thinking of one retired attorney in particular.

Robert Cook said...

"We are fools."

We are just monkeys in funny suits.

Bilwick said...

Toke up, Robert Cook--and leave the rest of us the hell alone in whatever liberty we have left.

Robert Cook said...

"Thank God pot is harmless. Has nothing to do with the "unexpected" increase in middle aged white mortality."

Oh, please.

No substance one ingests can be said to be completely harmless, except perhaps for water, (and even then, with all the contaminants in so much of our natural waterways...who knows?). The questions must be: how harmful? How often harmful? How harmful compared to other things that are legal?

If we are going to say it's fine to sell alcohol and tobacco--both far more dangerous than pot--then there is no basis to make possession and use of pot illegal.

Robert Cook said...

@William Chadwick:

I have never smoked pot.

We are just monkeys in funny suits. Do you have reason to think this is inaccurate?

Beorn said...

The First Church of Spicoli.

Bricap said...

That excerpt reminds me of this passage from Cheech and Chong's Let's Make a Dope Deal:

Bob, what made you drop out?

A lot of people think it was the 400 acid trips I took, you know.

So what was it really, Bob?

One day I played Black Sabbath at 78 speed.

And then what happened, Bob?

I saw God!

Fernandinande said...

Robert Cook said...
No substance one ingests can be said to be completely harmless, except perhaps for water,


More people have died from water overdoses - not drowning or falling - than have died from marijuana.

Ban Dihydrogen monoxide!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Robert Cook said...

We are just monkeys in funny suits. Do you have reason to think this is inaccurate?

You mean aside from the fact that we are not monkeys, and most of us are not wearing suits?

Michael K said...

Marijuana just makes you stupid and hungry. What's the matter with that ? A natural Democrat.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

No "lightweight religion" tag??

mikee said...

I'm staying away from all those drugs until government licensed "Soma" is on the market, available under Obamacare, and prescribed by physicians more often than pot in Humbolt County.

And by then I expect there will be a choice between Soma and getting wired with a brain implant that allows instant highs.

So I'll probably go for the high tech implant rather than the government mandated happy pills. Or maybe both, if they let me.

robother said...

She wasn't baked, she was only "one toke over the line, sweet Jesus, one toke over the line."

n.n said...

I don't think Christianity tolerates warping your mind with psychotropic drugs.

Robert Cook said...

"You mean aside from the fact that we are not monkeys, and most of us are not wearing suits?

Oh, but we are.

Stilton Cheeseright said...

Apes are not monkeys.

BN said...

"Stoner Jesus..."

Hippies! Y'all never give up. Jeeze!

Quaestor said...

Robert Cook wrote: We are just monkeys in funny suits.

True, but trivial. All the Old World monkeys, all the apes, and all the hominins (i.e. us and our ancestors since our line diverged from the hominid apes) belong to the parvorder Catarrhini, which means we are primates with nostrils that point downward

Big deal.

Quaestor said...

The problem with every argument about pot that appeals to the marijuana = wine equivocation is a basic assumption that is either false or unproven.

I think it's patently evident that those who use pot do so to experience the "high." It's the euphoria and the scatter-brained detachment from reality which the stoner seeks. There's no pleasure in the smoke itself; if there were smoking oregano would be a popular diversion.

Many people, I'd say most, can and do enjoy a single 6-ounce glass of wine, or a 12-ounce beer and leave it at that, just for the pleasure of the drink itself -- the taste, the feel of the effervesce, the aroma, the beauty of the wine in the glass.

rwnutjob said...

I never smoked much, but I quit 40 years ago because one morning I read the totally profound thoughts a friend & I wrote in a spiral notebook after smoking the night before. We didn't want to lose those thoughts. I never wanted to be that stupid again.

Unknown said...

AMDG
Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God


Bilwick said...

Pot reminds me of wine, Quaestor, because they're both substances I can put in my body; and the last I heard, I was the owner of my body.