In the past I have been slightly tipsy and then on one occasion I have been so drunk that I was actually cautioned by the police for being drunk and disorderly (This was quite a long time ago ).
St Paul says that drunkenness is a sin.
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury,
Idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects,
Envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. "(Galatians 19-21)
But I thought the Church had nothing against drinking alcohol. Pubs always used to be placed near the parish church (in the very old days), and some religious orders still make alcoholic drinks.
I am young(ish) and sometimes I like to have a drink or two. I am not ashamed to say it; I do not think there is anything wrong with it. I don’t drink until I am paralytic.
Are there guidelines within the Church? How much alcohol are we allowed to drink without sinning?