Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"Catholics, We Drink Beer"

Beer has had a long standing connection with the Catholic Church. Shoot, the Catholic monks pretty much made beer what it is. Most of the brewing technologies and advances we have today were because of monks and other religious. Just look around the world: The Trapists still brew an incredible pint of beer.

Found this online. It seems to be made in regards to all the protestant denominations that hold up beer as being evil but in a spirit similar to the below Chesterton quote.
"Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice."

It does not seem to be the most ecumenical of shirts, but please take this in jest. It is not meant to be offensive: only to illustrate that beer and alcohol are not devils but are glorious gifts from God when drunk in moderation in praise of His Holy Name.

The back says, "Catholics, picking up the slack of our protestant brethren since 1517."
The front says, "Catholics, we drink beer."

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