I was just wondering what the church teaches about the morality issue of illegal drugs. Here is my impression and please correct me if I am wrong.
A practicing Catholic would do their best to not do something illegal even though there is no church teaching on that issue. For example, if the state sets the sales tax at 5%, then a good Catholic would pay it even though no where in the bible does it say, you should always pay 5% tax.
However, on the other hand, if the state says ‘Abortion is legal’ a good Catholic would protest in a peaceful way to change that law because it is sin.
So, the question is, how does the church see doing illegal drugs?
Also, the reason I ask is because down the street from me lives a couple with a 7 year old son. Often last summer I would sit on their porch and talk. They did not strike me as the type of people I could be close friends with because they are unreliable (ie never make plans more than 5 mintues in advance) and the woman seems to be one of these people who in social interactions can only take so much and then uses her kid as an excuse to not give me attention. (Which I respect)
Last summer, I had the attitue, why not accept them for who they are and enjoy the friendship they can give me. They are friendly and there are certain things we can talk about it. I had the attitude, don’t try to change them, just accept and be grateful for what they can give you.
I always knew the husband smoked pot when with his buddies. But today, as I was walking home from church, I saw him in his driveway with his buddie. He handed his buddie a ‘cigarette’ which I found odd because his buddy is always saying he doesn’t smoke becausee he likes to go to the gym (yet he told me he does smoke up). Well, I walked by and said hi and kept going. After I passed their house, I smelt hash. I found it odd that I didn’t smell it when I was standing beside them. It had to be them because no one else appearred to be around.
What shocked me is they were doing this in broad daylight in the front yard where anyone could see !!! There is NO way I would call the police because they would figure it out
However, I am wondering if for my own protection I should stay away?