On Christian Temperance

I agree with Lewis:

I do however strongly object to the tyrannic and unscriptural insolence of anything that calls itself a Church and makes tee-totalism a condition of membership. Apart from the more serious objection (that our Lord Himself turned water into wine and made wine the medium of the only rite He imposed on all His followers) it is so provincial (what I believe you people call ‘small town’).

C.S. Lewis, Letter to Mrs. Johnson of 16/3/1955, in Collected Letters Vol. 3, ed. Walter Hooper (New York: Harper, 2007).

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