Coffee -- for Satan's followers?

Philippines
April 12, 2008 2:36am CST
I made some research about this when I heard someone stated that it is a drink for Satan's followers. Now.. Let the reader's decide on what to favor. :) ---- Coffee was once banned by Church Officials! Once upon a time, coffee was banned by the priests of Rome thinking that it is the "drink of the devil." If the wine used in Holy Communion is sanctified, coffee can be non-sanctified and be a substitute for the wine. They said that coffee makes people crazy then since they still don't know the effects of caffeine, and, they therefore claim it as the drink of the 'anti-Christ'. In 1600s, Pope Clement VIII studied and tasted the controversial "anti-Christ coffee brew" and he decided to legalize it because he concluded that a nice tasting drink like coffee can't be a work of Satan, it is indeed a "black liquid nectar from the Gods." After that, he blessed and baptized the coffee instead of having it banned. Since coffee is now blessed and is also used for almost everyday consumption especially by those coffee addicts, we are now more informed about the religious history of coffee. Christian population, from that time up to now, accept the fact that COFFEE IS NOT THE DRINK OF THE ANTI-CHRIST. :) ---- Coffe Drinker?? I know many who will definitely say YES! :] Thanks to PROFESSORS HOUSE, CLEMENTS, and GALLA COFFEE for the historcial background :D
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13 responses
@chiyosan (29393)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
wow that was interesting.. i did not know tha coffee was even tagged as a drink for satan's followers... it sure was a weird though knowing how coffee tastes good.
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• United States
12 Apr 08
Well, lol, you learn something new everyday! I will vote no not the drink of the anti-christ. Although if my husband does not have his I am pretty sure satan comes to visit! lol
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• Philippines
12 Apr 08
HAHA! I must say that coffee is not really an anti-christ drink. It is instead a God given gift to us humans. :)
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
That just make my coffee a lot tastier. People really has different ways (funny most of the time) of looking at things over time. Maybe I'll mix mine with rum for more effects. Thank you Mskz for sharing this wonderful trivia.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 08
a lot tastier and more intriguing.. HAHA. so the next time you drink coffee, you will remember that once it was called the drink for satan's followers HAHAHA. I am sure you will always do since you are a self confessed coffee addict right? :D
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@LittleMel (14060)
• Canada
12 Apr 08
well a lot of things people did because they didn't know much about certain things and just over assumption. over the centuries there are quite a few names in the history have been stamped as Anti Christ or satan followers. But does anyone ever ask Satan who is following him and what is his favorite drink? because then everything will be clearer
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• Philippines
13 Apr 08
yes I agree, People do it because they are uncertain about the things around them. You have a good point there Little Mel.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
12 Apr 08
Haha well this is a first for me...lol I love it "the drink of devil" who knew a coffee bean could be so powerful. And from that to "black liquid nectar from the Gods"...haha It's just too funny. Well I don't care who is responsible for coffee I am thankful for it...I do love my coffee. I find this hilarious thanks for sharing, it's amazing the things you can learn here in Mylotville. Brightest Blessings, Mari
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
13 Apr 08
That's kind of funny, you don't meet many people with the name Mari... Actually my real first name is Mari-Lynn...hehe Blessed be, Mari
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• Philippines
13 Apr 08
yes from bad to good. like they say, all is well that ends well HAHAHA :)
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@bradhart (661)
• United States
13 Apr 08
Coffee was deemed the drink of satan because all the coffee in the world at the time was controlled by the turks.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 08
ah so they have this stereotype thinking about the coffee then. okay. :)
@bradhart (661)
• United States
14 Apr 08
it was economic as much as anything else, the church made no profit so therefor no one should spend money on it...
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@elmiko (6641)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Thats funny. The popes had alot more influence on authority back then. It doesn't suprise me they thought this way for back then. The even funnier part is the pope drank coffee and then he allowed it.
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
yes that is so true. maybe it's just that the pope who tried the coffee is the one we've been waiting for.. one who has an open mind that will set the coffee free. :)
@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
19 Apr 08
I drink about 5 cups of a coffee each day, & I am pleased to say that I am not a following of satan. Thank goodness these ridiculous ideas are not practised nowadays.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 08
A big thanks to the Pope who made things clearer as for the coffee's real identity HEHE
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
If coffee is the drink of Satan's followers then why do I feel like I'm in heaven whenever I get to have one? LOL! I drink coffee by the buckets a day. If one would really make me feel like HELL, one would only have to lock me up in a room with no coffee around. What a torture!
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• Philippines
17 Apr 08
hehehe.. well that is the way people thought about a long time ago.. but now, it's obviously the opposite. :)
@stephcjh (32387)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I always drink coffe and I am a Christian. I have never heard of coffee being thought of that way before. that is very weird. I am glad to hear that coffee is now blessed. That makes me feel alot better.
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• Philippines
15 Apr 08
and we can assume that the coffee now is the drink of the Gods... then that means... we are angels? hehe
• United States
13 Apr 08
Learn something new everyday. Although I think that is a silly thing to say. Coffee is just a drink for people. That being said I will say that those that are addicted to coffee when they don't get it act as though they are going a little crouchy. I don't believe this is the drink of the Anti-Christ.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 08
yes I also believe that it is not an anti-Christ drink but I also understand the fact that people then only believe things that are not yet fully known to them. :)
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Wow, I did not know that. I do know that certain religions forbid caffeine (Mormans). I don't drink much coffee. I do drink diet cokes alot. I can't see where they came up with this. Its kind of crazy looking back and seeing what some of the people of long ago believed.
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
16 Apr 08
That is fascinating! I had never heard about that before reading your post. I had to laugh at the thought, considering my church actually has a little coffee shop with tables, sweet rolls and gourmet coffees for the members to enjoy. In fact, now that I think about it, I associate the smell of coffee with a church. I suppose it is because there is always a pot of coffee brewing at any church function. lol
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