I think I shall rant a bit.
Some SD idiot has announced that it's OK to partake of caffeine if you LDS. What kind of madness is this? When are people going to learn CAFFEINE IS A DRUG!! And a dangerous one at that. I tried to heart attack at 27 when I had my second child and the doctor prescribed a caffeine look-alike to help the pain meds get into my blood stream faster. That's what caffeine does. Accelerates your heart rate. Guess who is clinically allergic to it? And people feed to little kids and wonder why they don't do well in school?
Let's look at the facts. Joseph Smith drank tea. Herbal Tea. Everyone in that day and age did. Why? Care to guess the quality of the water? LOUSY!! Water purification? What is that? Everyone new if they drank pond water they could and usually did get sick. 40 to 50 year lifespan was normal. Germs were all over and not boiling water made people ill. Boiled water, plain, tastes lousy. Throw a few leaves into it, add a bit of root or bark, hey, this stuff tastes pretty good. Add a bit of honey? even better. Drink it hot? Are you kidding? #1 it burns! I lived with a lady on my mission who had no taste buds. Burnt them out of on hot coffee. She was the skinniest person I ever met. Eating held no joy and she often forgot to do it. Try putting a piece of meat into a cup of HOT water and guess what you get. COOKED MEAT. Guess what happens to your tongue, throat and stomach lining when it gets repeatedly hit with HOT water. You are, after all made of "meat"
#2 If you take hot water and bits and pieces and then drink, why did you put the bits and pieces it. If the water is still hot, there's no flavor from the bits in the water AND NOT OF THE BENEFITS EITHER!. There is a lot of good in those leaves, bark and root. Don't believe me, try making a tea with catnip, oh plan to do it on a day when you rest, cause you won't want to do anything else for several hours. It's a muscle relaxant. God put those plants on this planet for our benefit, and then we toss them aside for a manufactured stimulant. Whatcha gonna do when you get to the other side and find out God don't make caffeine.
One of the main reasons we are here is to try and be like HIM. How going to do that when you're so hyped up you can't think straight. I thought LDS people were suppose to rise above the world, in the world but not of it. What's next? Whose re-thinking homosexually? It's a darn slipperly slope and guess whose busy greasing it.
Me? NO CAFFINE NO CODINE, NO LOOKALIKES. WE MEAN IT!!