Drink Coffee & Jesus Too

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Mission


Do you drink coffee? I do on occasion, and even as an infrequent drinker of water filtered through crushed-dried beans, I’ve often wondered if it is good or bad for me. So, is it?

Enter this article…
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

Now before I touch on the articles message, did anyone else laugh at the fact that there is an “Institute for Coffee Studies” at this university? I did, darn near laughed coffee back up and through my nose – don’t pause to try and visualize that!

There is a reference that coffee appears to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes… hmmm, my Grandmothers on fathers side we coffee junkies and both battled of type 2 diabetes the last 20’ish years of ife and died from complications attributed to the disease. So forgive me for not accepting this claim at face value.

There is a reference that most concerns about caffeine’s negative effects on the heart have been dispelled… and that and coffee didn’t stop being beneficial until subjects had increased their daily consumption to beyond ten cups… hmmm, oh how I hope so re: heart risk. Make no mistake, or so I suggest, that caffeine is a drug and an addictive one. Thus my concern for caffeine has always been how one becomes a slave to getting more and more of it and in doing so becomes a cranky-azz-monster that needs a swift slap back to humanity – yes, do  pause to try and visualize that!

Ok, coffee – read and draw your own conclusions. My take, allot of words here to reaffirm common sense; moderate use has no health impact worth spilling a cup over.

Let’s lighten it up, and, use coffee to address something more important… how we handle the notion that the gluttony of commercialism which the holidays have become and the shift in meaning for the season away from what it ought to be about…


  1. Roy Cohen says:

    I drink a full pot of coffee every morning. On cup #3 now. I nurse the pot from 4:30m-10am. I read last year, and can’t find the link now, that coffee has more antioxidants than any food in the house, including blueberries and pomegranates. In the age of conflicting data, who the hell knows what’s true. I live, I experiment on the lab rat named Roy, and I hope to wake the next day…

  2. Yum Yucky says:

    I take my coffee around 8pm every night. I am a backwards drinker. No sugar and just a little bit-o light cream. As for King Jesus, I look forward to a sit-down and coffee with Him after I’ve kicked the bucket. ((gulp-gulp))

  3. Amanda says:

    I think Jesus would enjoy a good cup of coffee and a beer now and then too. He seems like my kind of guy. 🙂 As for health benefits of coffee…I think, like anything else, in moderation, it’s just fine. I think a couple pots a day is a problem and loading it up with sugar and syrups a la Starbucks is a problem too.

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