Good post Fire Walker!
I appreciate those words.
Paul, sorry you see no answers to your question in all the responces on your thread here.
Ponder these verses and consider the in and the out and all sides of the messages within them:
Mathew 15: 11 it's not that which goes into
the mouth that defiles a man but that which comes out of the mouth that defiles.
All things are lawful for us but not all things edify, all things are lawful for us but not all things are helpful.
At one time tomatoes were considered to be poisonous, the tomatoe is in the nightshade family, the same plant family that belladona is found, the flowering morning glory is in this family of plants.
It has been found that in slight amounts
arsnec can be benificial to the health where in larger quanities is deadly poisonous. The safe level for one person may be too much for another person. trace amounts of arsnec is found in many foods we eat.
Most people can eat peanuts and enjoy them, also a source of protien, but peanuts are highly poisonous to some people.
Many spices that are commonly used for flaver in cooking and salad dishes are drugs mild to a little stronger, if taken in larger doses can be as overpowering as any other drug.
The oxygen that we need to breathe can cause lite headedness and a sense of wieghtlessnes, too much or too little either way, if you take five or six fast deep breathes then hold your breathe about five seconds you can see what I am talking about.
Doctors used to us Ether to put people out
before sergery, I had my tonsils removed at about 6 years old, I had some very vivid dreams about spiritual things while out on ether, but I would not want to sniff ether to get high, for one it smells nasty when concentrated under the nostrils and for two
if not administered in a measured dosage
can put one to sleep and not wake up again.
God made all things for a purpose that can be used or abused by man, what generaly brings useful benifit for most people can be harmful to a few people.
We used to eat truffle mushrooms when I was a youngster, my folks picked them washed them, rolled them in flower, salt and peppered them and then fried them, they tasted just like eating meat. However I wouldn't want to pick because it would be just my luck to get some deadly poisonous
toadstool that can kill within a few minutes
I leave the picking to those who know what ones are good for food.