Legalize pot and fulfill Bible prophesy
The Bible tells us, in which all the predictions have come true, that in the last days, perilous times will come. It said that the merchants will be the great men of this earth; for by their sorceries were all nations deceived.
Sorceries in Greek or witchcraft in Hebrew refer to using drugs or the abuse of medicine. In other words, the nations will have a drug problem. It takes a drug to try to get you off of drugs.
I myself think that marijuana or any other drug will be legalized to fulfill the Bible's prediction.
Gary "Hippi" Gibson
W.Va. should embrace its inherent zombie-ism
Zombies are the rage right now and West Virginia could profit from this cultural shift!
Salem, Mass., has its witches, New Orleans, its voodoo and Santeria, the Northwest its Sasquatch. Why should we not have zombies?
Consider these strong points:
• Voting. Undead voters seem to be welcome in West Virginia.
• Presidential politics. West Virginia's pliable magistrates might provide death certificates allowing "birthers" to become "deathers."
• Entertainment. The "Buckwild" TV show, which evidently depends on portraying young West Virginians as out of control, could easily slip a zombie character into the mix.
• "Science." West Virginians, as we know, are not always pro-science, not always part of the "reality-based community," so zombie-ism would be relatively well accepted here.
But why, some dim bulbs might inquire, should West Virginia, want to become known as a zombie-friendly state? Fools! Check your dictionary under "Blarney Stone"! Here are just a few of the many tourism possibilities: A funeral parade event that would rival Mardi Gras, tours of the Legislature, reopening the "Mystery Hole," and zombie night at casinos.
It is true that some West Virginia churches might not be comfortable with the supernatural aspects of Zombie-ism, but as some counterculturalists have already noted, the celebration of Easter has some commonality with zombie lore, so a rapprochement might be possible.
And we need not worry that a zombie theme would upset the political balance of power. Given the Republican primaries (bloodthirsty and incoherent), the minority party should be comfortable. Given the Democratic penchant for finding victimized groups, they should be mollified. Zombies coming out of the closet might want to form associations -- Zombies Are People Too or the National Union of Undead People.
Indeed, in some ways West Virginia might already be on its way to being the Zombie State. Are we not always hearing that we should think outside the coffin? Move over (horrific) Vision Shared. A new idea is alive, well, and on the lurch in West Virginia!