What was I supposed to do?

@Jatelo2 (166)
Nairobi, Kenya
September 26, 2012 2:06am CST
I believe in enjoying every moment of the short life I have on earth! Yesterday I found myself in a party and everyone else drinking is and as you know abusing alcohol. My faith prohibits the use of such products but I also have the responsibility of enjoying life just like the rest. So I refuse to drink top be on the side of faith. What would you have done when presented with similar options?
5 responses
27 Sep 12
I would hope to realise that faith is just believing something without evidence so I would have probably had the drink to at least try it instead of being forbidden it.
• Greece
27 Sep 12
Faith is not 'believing without evidence', 'it is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see' Hebrews 11.1. This is the definition of faith in the Holy Spriptures. So we are not forbidden to drink we have the choice according to our faith. If I am sure it is wrong I should not drink so I think our friend acted in accordance with his beliefs and should be praised for this, because it is not an easy thing to do.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
Keeping a strong faith is good. You need not break any rules from your religion just to be ONE of them that night. The people around you should respect that.
@Jatelo2 (166)
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 12
It appears that you are commending me for standing my ground during that party? Thanks for letting me know that I was right since I've been under criticism by friends!
• Greece
27 Sep 12
I would not drink if it was prohibited by my faith. Having faith should enhance our lives not curtail them or spoil them in any way. As we mature we realise that we should feel free to make our own choices and not be influenced by friends or anyone else. Maybe they drink to enjoy themselves, if you can enjoy yourself without drinking then why risk getting drunk or offending your beliefs.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
If it is not allowed or my faith prohibits it- then I will not drink. There are other things to enjoy life without violating my faith (just my opinion) Sometimes it depends on how and what you believe in your faith.
• China
26 Sep 12
If your faith prohibits you to drink the spirits,that is totally OK no one will force you to drink.And in my opinion,to have fun in a party no need to follow every thing that others do,you just need to be yourself,so in that party you can drink other beverage and you can enjoy the party as well.