I know alcohol has been posted about before and is a topic that people have many different opinions on. And I hope I’m not posting something that has been posted about too often, but I feel like my situation is, in a way, unique.
I grew up in a Baptist leaning Protestant family. I was raised to pretty much believe that alcohol does nothing but bad things to and for people, and as such, it should not be indulged in at all, or if it is, only a single drink.
When I became older, I joined the Catholic Church. And obviously the theology and attitude towards alcohol is quite a bit different. When I turned 21 I learned that I enjoy drinking. The problem is that I have it drilled into my mind that having over a drink or two is a pretty major sin.
I also fear that when I drink enough to where I’m feeling “merry” or more happy than usual, I am committing a mortal sin, or am “drunk” by some people’s definition. I have drank enough to where I lost control of what I was doing or distinguishing between right or wrong, but that is not the case when I’m just feeling “merry”, as I always pay close attention to what I’m doing.
I have had trouble with scrupulosity a lot in the past with many different things. And I guess my question is am I worrying too much about this? Am I giving into the Baptist-type anti alcohol beliefs I was raised with?