Brigham Young Alcohol Prophecy Proves True
Posted by skiutah on Monday, August 30, 2010
Recent research is proving that Brigham Young may have actually been a prophet of God after all. Here is his Alcohol Prophecy: “If a person is weary, worn out, cast down, fainting, or dying, a brandy sling, a little wine, or a cup of tea is good to revive them. Do not throw these things away, and say they must never be used; they are good to be used with judgment, prudence, and discretion.” Journal of Discourses 12:403
Recent research is proving just that, heavy alcohol drinkers live longer than those who have never had a drop: Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers
Implications of allowing Mormons to drink alcohol may have wide ranging impact. For missionaries in countries that allow drinking at age 18, this could boost moral significantly. Also a modification in the WoW may help reduce Utah’s ranking as “most depressed state in US”.
No word yet from Church officials if the Word of Wisdom will be modified to conform with modern science and thus suffer the same fate as other doctrines that have quietly been swept under the “dead prophet speaking as a man” carpet (God was Man, Polygamy, Blacks were bad spirits in pre-heaven, Indians are Jews, Kolob is a power source for the Sun, and so on).
Regardless, the LDS faithful are in high spirits over this new revelation, finally one of Brigham Young’s Journal of Discourses quotes turns out to be not an embarassment. Additonally, members will actually look forward to Home Teacher visits if they are allowed to drink beer during these dreaded required meetings.