I guess I should have mentioned before that I have tried marijuana and alcohol but find them boring, and I don’t really like them. That being said, I enjoyed that I did have the experience. I like alcohol when I’m with my friends at a bro party, because I don’t get too drunk. I remember everything up until I fall asleep.
To MaryT777. The reason I would like to try it is because I have always had a good experience with mind altering substances, because I’ve always been with my friends. When we smoked marijuana, we would set a date, invite all the guys, get some chipotle, and then about half of us would smoke and have a great time, while everyone else sat around and played video games or something. This occured at most once every month, and usually every two months, so we smoked about 3-5% of the time we hung out. Everything was well planned and fun.
To Indifferently: That was one of the moral quandrys I had. I think to myself, would Christ approve of what happened and what I intended to do? Thus, it becomes a question of whether it is fundamentally wrong to be in an altered state of mind, and to what degree this is true. I hear my Catholic friends joke all the time about drinking, which I would never hear about in my protestant church (I’m a convert), and which we all know can severely limit your abilities. Being with all guys, an experienced tripper, and low dosage, and these are all guys I have known for 6 years plus, they are my best friends, I would think using them for fun instead of marijuana or alcohol would be okay.
I can definitely understand where some of you guys are going with the “it only takes one time” logic, and if you were tripping alone, on a high dose, you could definitely do something stupid. The effects I would be achieving would be the more hallucinatory affects of marijuana, with some sensory distortion. I would be more in control than I am on alcohol.
And to Anne Elizabeth, yes I see what you are trying to say with that Bible verse, and I agree. You shouldn’t do something crazy expecting God to save you. The thing is, I’m not expecting God to save me, because I am not expecting to do something crazy. I have an experienced tripper and 5 sober guys and a low dose. That is like saying that I shouldn’t skydive because I shouldn’t test God. Well, I’m not testing God. I’m using a parachute. The only difference is that my friends are my parachute.
Plus, mushrooms do not cause people to eat people. Crazy laboratory drugs do.
I guess I am just wondering what a crazy room on shrooms would look like, is the bottom line. There isn’t a psychological or philosophical break through I am looking to have, nor am I looking to explore myself, as datritle had done. I don’t do marijuana because while it is cool, I like reality better. Same with alcohol, but I am not opposed to having a different experience as long as it doesn’t lead me into a mortal sin.
I had an old priest friend who told me that marijuana is a sin when it interferes with your life. It never did with mine. Same with shrooms. Shrooms aren’t addictive either because of the psilocybin tolerance build up, which takes place in minutes. And they are pretty expensive.
I’m not wanting to try any other drugs, at all. I had to research a drugs in high school for a health class and shrooms and marijuana were the only two that seemed okay. I tried marijuana before I tried alcohol. That’s one of the two.
I’d like to try shrooms. Thoughts?