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THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF DRINKING

Hallelujah. Sing praise for CityBeat’s annual Drink Issue. Can we get a witness for spiritual guidelines for a flock moved by the holy trinity of spirits, wine and beer? Amen. We figure we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t preach the gospel of a drinking life. So before you kneel and pray to the porcelain god, read up on the rules of becoming a divine drinker.

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The Third Commandment reminds us not to take the Lord's name lightly, and mixologists and brewers have...
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It's one sentence on the stone tablets we never have trouble remembering: Thou shalt not steal. It's common sense, of course, but it's also so easy to break
We're guessing God was running to fill word count when he came up with this wordy and cumbersome commandment, which is basically: "Don't lie."
The 10th Commandment is covered in greater detail in Exodus 20:17: "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor...