Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
–Benjamin Franklin (but probably not really)
Author: Keith Humphreys
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So what are you saying here … that God loves Scots and Irish better than he loves Germans and Americans?
I don’t know. I have long heard that God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world. :^)
“Im Himmel gibt’s kein Bier”, according to the scriptures.
On the other hand, Chesterton did say “If there is one thing worse than the modern weakening of major morals it is the modern strengthening of minor morals. Thus it is considered more withering to accuse a man of bad taste than of bad ethics. Cleanliness is not next to godliness nowadays, for cleanliness is made an essential and godliness is regarded as an offence. A playwright can attack the institution of marriage so long as he does not misrepresent the manners of society, and I have met Ibsenite pessimists who thought it wrong to take beer but right to take prussic acid.”
He thought it right to take beer but wrong to take prussic acid.
Wasser trinkt der Vierbeiner; der Mensch, der findet Bier feiner.
Reminds me of a quote from John Finnemore’s series Cabin Pressure: “That’s the beauty of vodka – colourless, odourless, proof that God loves pilots. Or at least the Russians do.”
B. Franklin reportedly set up the first hemp paper mill in the colonies.
There is no record of him being busted or having his property confiscated by the DEAenders for doing so.
There was a whole lot of white skin privilege going down back then…
And he was a big fan of science, so perhaps he talked Congress out of the same serial stupidities they somehow stumbled back into with weed and Harry Anslinger in the 1930s.
Don’t believe attributions of quotes that you see on the Internet.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Nice try; that quote was from Emperor Napoleon III
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