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Bible verses for us T-men

Howdy. I’m not sure this is the right forum for this debate, but it’s already started so what the heck.

I’m not sure where some of you have gotten your ideas about sin and it being OK, but I’ll throw my two cents in:
“Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.” (Gal 5:19-21)

Straight from the lips of Christ: “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”

These fairly well point out that we need to be VERY careful about being presumptous of our own salvation.

As for roids, I don’t know what to say. If I really wanted to know I would ask a priest. In the bigger picture though I think we need to really consider our effort to build muscle and compare it to our effort to “know” and love God. If we’re spending X hrs. working out, Y hrs. thinking about our training, Z hrs. eating, etc. etc., but we’re only putting in 1/100th that in prayer, going to mass, etc. than there is a problem, DEFINITELY! Nothing wrong with being healthy and strong, but we can definitely take it too far (I know I have).

I’ll leave it with this “If morality requires respect for the life of the body, it does not make it an absolute value. It rejects the neo-pagan notion that tends to promote the cult of the body, to sacrifice everything for its sake, to idolize physical perfection and success at sports. By its selective preference of the strong over the weak, such a conception can lead to the perversion of human relationships.”
(Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2289)