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SkyeEldrich

Enforcing an alcohol-free existence on my house.

I don't want to talk about the circumstances that caused this, but I have taken it upon myself to make my house an alcohol free environment tonight.  I have poured every bottle of liquor down the drain, I have thrown out every bottle of wine or vodka, and the only thing I didn't touch was the beer, because the cases are too heavy to handle on my own.

I have always had extremely strong feelings that alcohol is a disgusting substance that no person should ever touch, even for recreational drinking.  I have tried to be tolerant of other people's opinions on the matter, and not force my moral beliefs on them.  However, because of something that happened to day, I have been pushed over the edge.  If anyone in my household buys more alcohol, they'll find it down the drain before they can get a drink... and I know all the hiding spots in the house.

Note, as I am a complete and unrepentant atheist, my reasons for this are not based on religious beliefs.  Instead, my objections are based on health and personal ethics.  However, something happened today in my home that forced me to take action for everyone else's good.  I will probably get in big trouble for this, but I do not care, as I did this with nothing but the best of intentions.

I'm writing this journal as a simple statement of intention.  I need to post this somewhere where I can look at it and remind myself why I'm doing it, and keep myself working for the good of everyone who lives in my home.  No, I will not elaborate on why I'm posting this journal, no matter how many questions are asked. My reasons are for me and my closest friends alone.
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Added: 7 years, 1 month ago
 
Thanatos
7 years, 1 month ago
Not given to quoting such things but, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."  Have you thought about the illegality of such actions? Do you realize you might be better off calling a rehab facility to come out and talk with them?

Furthermore, such actions rarely garner positive results; only infuriating those that wish to partake and sending them out of the house to get more.  Which may also cause drunk driving if they think they can't drink at home.
SkyeEldrich
7 years, 1 month ago
Illegality doesn't come into it, since it's family I'm dealing with.  If I was throwing out a roommate's booze, I might have thought twice, but not here.  And there's no rehab facility nearby.  Also, good news is that the second part of your argument doesn't apply for reasons I will not go into.
Thanatos
7 years, 1 month ago
Destruction of property of family members is still illegal. O-o Why do you think it isn't?
SkyeEldrich
7 years, 1 month ago
Because these people wouldn't call the police on me or have me charged.  Also, because I don't give a damn.
Thanatos
7 years, 1 month ago
You've obviously let your anger cloud your judgement. Nothing of your action has justified what you are wishing to accomplish. Stop being a child and confront your issues like an adult. It is not YOUR choice whether or not your family has alcohol in that house. If you do not wish to be apart of a household that has it, leave. Your do not have the right to enforce your beliefs/morals/judgments on others IN SPITE of whatever may have occurred in the past. If there is alcohol related abuse, contact the authorities.
SkyeEldrich
7 years, 1 month ago
I plan to confront the issues tomorrow straight on... but frankly, I do have the right if it involves protecting the people I love from themselves.
Thanatos
7 years, 1 month ago
Not in the eyes of the law.
SkyeEldrich
7 years, 1 month ago
As stated, the law doesn't come into this situation, so it doesn't matter.  There is literally no circumstance where that would come into play, but yes, I would be culpable, and no, I don't care.
Thanatos
7 years, 1 month ago
I'm sorry, but I was confused. I thought you said you were Atheist. I'm having trouble separating you from an overzealous Christian. I thought only right wing bigots enforced their standards of morality on others. My my, you truly don't care do you? How strong and determined a person you must be to just do what you want, as you want, because you think it's right and to hell with the consequences right?

It must be very nice to define whatever you want as moral or immoral and simply do as you wish about it.
SkyeEldrich
7 years, 1 month ago
Once again, normally, I'd care, but today something happened that justifies my behavior, and I'm really too upset to give a flying crap about the moral or ethical implications of what I'm doing, provided I prevent it from ever happening again.
Thanatos
7 years, 1 month ago
I won't continue to try to convince you of logic. You can't get through to someone if they don't want to reason. It's much like alcohol abuse :]
EricAdler
7 years, 1 month ago
Well, hope things work out for you, Carrie Nation.  I'm assuming you informed everyone in the household before you turned into Elliot Ness on them.
SkyeEldrich
7 years, 1 month ago
Yes, I did consider the whole prohibition thing; no I didn't inform them; yes, I'm prepared to face the consequences.
Zippo
7 years, 1 month ago
I dont keep any booze in the house, just hate taste, except some coconut rum in some pineapple juice, its weak and fruity just like me :3
nalak
7 years, 1 month ago
Ouch something that bad huh. Well good luck with the whole thing if you're going to be that determined about the whole thing I hope it goes along the same vein as you're hoping for.
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