The case for drug abuse
By Diogenes (articles ) | February 12, 2005 12:00 PM
If you're a competitive athlete, the argument in favor of using steroids is pretty clear. With your physique improved through the wonders of chemistry, you can have more fun, be more popular, improve your team's performance-- and, if you're a pro, make a lot more money.
Still, you shouldn't use steroids, for two reasons. First, they're dangerous. It's a big mistake to fool around with your hormonal system; Mother Nature has a way of catching up with cheaters. Second, when you're using artificial means, you're making a mockery of athletic competition.
Try making these arguments at any ordinary social gathering, and you'll meet with general agreement and approval. Steroid use is a Bad Thing; the editorial writers agree.
Now do you want to push the envelope? Make exactly the same argument, in slightly altered form. Like this:
If you're a young woman, the argument in favor of the Pill is pretty clear...
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($27,241 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Ignacio177 -
Feb. 15, 2005 8:59 AM ET USA
that is a great analogy. I wish I would have thought of it.
Posted by: -
Feb. 12, 2005 6:08 PM ET USA
Its interesting that the first generation to primariy and extensively non-breed and who thus will need the goverment handout will find that as they approach the time of reckoning with significantly increased breast cancer and cervical cancers they will have no children and a lot of competition for the few welfare dollars available and for the attention of the most spoiled generation in the history of the planet.