Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 08:18:26 -0800
Here's some interesting tid-bits regarding drinking in the medieval ages =
(sometimes referred to the 'Dark Age').
The daily food / drink allotment for a friar was:
1 Gallon of Grog
1 Pint of Ale
1 bottle of wine
Breakfast consisted of Bread and Beer
Dinner consisted of 3-4 lbs of venison, pork, poultry, bread and beer
Supper consisted of hot or cold cheese and Beer
Needless to say Friars were a bit on the tubby side during this period.
Many a priest, clergy partake in liguid refreshment...many are alcoholics. =
Reference to recently a Bishop of the Catholic church has a bit too much =
to drink at a party of U of P, and became quite tackless in his opinions =
of those around him.
The point that because they are leaders in the church they should set the =
example and not drink, while valid, cannot not be enforced. There are no =
formal 'Rules' to drinking (to my knowledge) in the church (I used to be =
a Lutheran Minister). In Scouting, however it is very well defined and =
expected. It doesn't say "Thou shalt NOT Drink" . . . it say's "Thous =
shalt NOT drink while in uniform or on a Scouting activity." Seems clear =
enough to me.
In Scouting . . .
Peter Van Houten / E-Mail: =
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