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  Teetotalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Teetotalism is the practice and promotion of complete (or T-total) abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
Nephalism, temperance, abstinence and restraint are acceptable synonyms for teetotalism.
Teetotaled - Being forced into a life of teetotalism due to allergy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Teetotalism   (344 words)

 Addiction in the Nineteenth Century
The teetotal movement began as a reaction against what it viewed as the hypocrisy of arguments for moderation and middle-class patronage; its leadership was more working class, and it had more ties to political movements such as Chartism.
Neither temperance nor teetotalism contained a concept of "addiction" as a disease; both viewed it more as a moral failing that the individual could correct if surrounded with better influences, such as alternative venues to pubs, community meetings at which members told their personal stories, propagandistic literature, and rituals such as the pledge.
Part of the teetotal ritual was the platform speech - a public, first-person confessional narrative of the drunkard's past, combined with a pledge to abstain henceforth.
www.victorianweb.org /science/addiction/temperance.htm   (950 words)

 Terra Extraneus » WHY I AM NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALIST: PART 3Prohibition: Precepts of Men Are Not ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Nowhere does the Bible mandate or ever even suggest teetotalism, and the call for abstinence on any Biblical grounds was unknown to the church before the last two centuries.
Teetotalism, “T-total” abstinence from alcoholic beverages, is a perfect example of “non-fundamental fundamentalism,” which I described in the second article of this series.
It is remarkable that teetotalism continues to have such a grip, even though the very idea of teetotalism is a relatively recent religious idea with no Biblical basis.
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 Learn more about Teetotalism in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Learn more about Teetotalism in the online encyclopedia.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
Teetotalism is the principle or practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /t/te/teetotalism.html   (149 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Temperance Movement
When it attempted in 1836 to shift to a teetotal pledge, the society broke up and disappeared.
One of the few affiliated local societies to survive was in Augusta, for many years a temperance stronghold.
In the 1840s and 1850s the Georgia temperance movement shared in national enthusiasms: Washingtonianism, which employed the testimonials of reformed drunkards to encourage men to pledge themselves to give up drink; and fraternal societies, such as the Sons of Temperance, which combined quasi-Masonic ritual and mutual insurance with teetotalism.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-828   (1024 words)

 Teetotalism - Theopedia
Therefore, what we need in this church is not front end regulations to try to keep ourselves pure.
We need to preach and pray and believe that "Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision, neither teetotalism nor social drinking, neither legalism nor alcoholism is of any avail with God, but only a new creation (a new heart)" (Gal.
Flesh Tank and Peashooter Regulations (John Piper defends teetotalism.)
www.theopedia.com /Teetotalism   (182 words)

 Scottish Church History Society
He continued: 'Hydropathy and Teetotalism may well be termed as twin sisters in the work of purifying and elevating the human race.' It is this very close relationship which this study explores.
Robert Brown of Paisley, a firm patron of hydros, was staunchly establishment, elder in the Old Kirk in Paisley and not averse to a glass of whiskey.
Nor were all the clientele quite as teetotal as they might have been, a change at which some administrations actually connived.
www.schs.org.uk /samplepaper.htm   (7383 words)

 internetmonk.com - Comments on One Big, Happy, Lie: Southern Baptists, Alcohol and Me
Ironically, so-called “Biblical” teetotalism does not approach the complete abstinence undertaken by Nazarites: “He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
The assumption of teetotaling and the ready availability of alcohol were probably major contributing factors to the reality that most of the church kids in my high school class were alcoholics at some point.
My respecting your teetotalism is part of the point, but its also clear that Paul was telling his greek converts that they were to hold to the Gospel in Christ, and not to the rules and legalisms of Judaism.
www.internetmonk.com /index.php?comments_popup=195   (11198 words)

 Teetotalism - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Other suggestions are that the word may have originated from the practice of putting a "T" next to one's name to indicate total abstinence; or it may have indicated drinking nothing stronger than tea; or it may simply be a reduplication of "total".
Read about teetotalism in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
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 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
While the existing evidence shows that teetotal in senses referring to alcoholic abstinence developed in England the 1830s, there was slightly earlier American evidence for the adverb teetotally 'totally; completely' (also found in an exaggerated form as teetotaciously).
It has also been claimed that teetotal was coined in a New York temperance society in the 1820s, but the evidence of this has not been found.
Some of the various words in this family are teetotal 'of, relating to, or practicing complete alcoholic abstinence'; teetotally 'in a teetotal manner'; teetotalism 'the complete abstinence from alcohol'; teetotalist and much more usually teetotal(l)er 'one who practices teetotalism', and a few others, most of which were also first used in the 1830s.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19981023   (390 words)

 pp30/33- Reminiscences of Notable Douglas Citizens etc
Cannell, the shoemaker, poet — Cannell, "Friendly Bob," and Cannell, the "heckler." Teetotalism and Methodism on the Island owe much to the Cannell (hatter) family.
The exception was William, who was known as Cannell the builder, to distinguish him from his brothers — the father of Mr Waterworks Secretary Cannell.
Mr William Cannell, socially, religiously and in every other respect, was a power in teetotalism and Methodism, clear-headed, intelligent, enthusiastic, ready, and a.
www.isle-of-man.com /manxnotebook/fulltext/jc1902/p30.htm   (1990 words)

 words of grace » Temperance
Temperance referred not specially to drink, but to all pleasures; and it meant not abstaining, but going the right length and no further.
It is a mistake to think that Christian ought all to be teetotallers; Mohammedanism, not Christianity, is the teetotal religion.
But the whole point is that he is abstaining, for a good reason, from something which he does not condemn and which he likes to see other people enjoying.
www.joethorn.net /?p=218   (333 words)

 A Transcription of Charles Dickens's "Frauds on the Fairies" (1 October 1853)
George Cruikshank (1792--1878) earned the novelist's Horatian satire for his re-writing traditional fairy tales in a moral manner designed to inveigh against the evils of alcoholism, which the reformed dipsomaniac had explored in a cautionary series of plates entitled The Bottle (1847) and its sequel, The Drunkard's Children (1848).
Dickens's initial response to this social realism was initially positive, but as one who favoured reasoned moderation rather than absolute teetotalism, Dickens gradually came to regard Cruikshank's temperance propaganda as fanaticism.
However, re-writing fairy tales as moral (particularly teetotalism) was nothing new in 1853: Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) who in retirement on the Isle of Wight issued the sexually sanitized Family Shakespeare in 1818 had also re-written traditional fairy tales.
www.victorianweb.org /authors/dickens/pva/pva239.html   (2832 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | 'Tis the season to advocate temperance
If current trends persist the main danger will be to health, he says, but also warns of a knock-on effect on industry as the workforce wrestles with a collective hangover.
I went to Preston Poly (or the grandly named University of Central Lancashire as it is now) which had the grave of the man who coined the word Teetotal, in the grounds of its Arts Centre.
(He had said, with a stammer that he was teetotally opposed to alcohol).I'm afraid that on a great many of these occasions I had been to the union bar and was teetotally drunk.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/4112005.stm   (1430 words)

 World Magazine Blog: Comment on Drinking law turns 21
Studies (And I don't have the reference) show that moderate drinking with meals by parents as the children grow up is the best way to ensure that your children do not become drunks, or people who from time to time, get drunk.
Teetotal parents dispose their children to drunkenness as much as drunkard parents do, as both teach that fermented beverages are the means to dull emotional pain.
I oppose teetotalism as forbidden by the Bible") to mean that you think that choosing not to drink for ANY reason is forbidden.
www.worldmagblog.com /cgi-bin/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=16095   (5590 words)

 Temperance Society
This was a much stronger position as it not only included a pledge to abstain from all alcohol for life but also a promise not to provide it to others.
He was the man to whom the boys went when they wanted "to sign teetotal".
Bayldon was the only person in the village who took a daily newspaper, and when the boys wanted paper for their kites it was to Mr.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REtemperance.htm   (1623 words)

 BBC News | UK | Methodists' progress is hard to swallow
Methodist church leaders have walked into a storm of controversy over plans to serve alcohol at their London headquarters.
The church, which is famed for its staunch teetotalism, is set to debate the issue of applying for a drinks licence for Westminster Central Hall when delegates meet at next month's Methodist conference in Scarborough.
Trustees of the hall want the right to serve alcohol at the numerous conferences and receptions held there every year.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/102685.stm   (426 words)

 ClickTheCity.com - C-Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
I do however strongly object to the tyrannical and unscriptural insolence of anything that calls itself a Church and makes teetotalism a condition of membership.
Apart from the more serious objection (that Our Lord Himself turned water into wine and made wine the medium of the only rite He imposed on all His followers), it is so provincial (what I believe you people call 'small town').
My Church doesn’t make teetotalism a condition of membership, but abstention from alcohol is a personal choice.
www.clickthecity.com /cblog?p=13   (409 words)

 Moore Reason: Beebaptist Teetotalism
I've read some dissenting commentary on the issue and some sermons by John Piper (here and here) on a similar situation he went through at his local church back in the early 1980's.
I'm intrigued by this debate because I'm a teetotaler and a lover of God's Word, so I come down on the issue almost exactly where Piper does: I'm a teetotaler and a promoted of teetotalism, but I don't think this legalism by the SBC is even remotely Biblical.
Legalism is a more dangerous disease than alcoholism because it doesn't look like one.
moorereason.blogspot.com /2006/06/beebaptist-teetotalism.html   (409 words)

 E. Belfort Bax: Anti-alcohol (1905)
Again, no teetotal advocate that I have ever heard of has taken the trouble to discriminate to any extent worth speaking of between the action of Pure alcoholic drinks of all classes and that of the adulterated products of latter-day unscrupulous capitalism.
A rich man with his well-stocked cellar may indulge with impunity in a three or more times greater amount of alcohol than his poor neighbour, who is ruining his constitution with the vile decoctions available at public bars.
To my thinking the teetotal argument is completely vitiated by the undiscriminating and utterly unproven attribution to alcohol of all the bodily ills that modern flesh is heir to, through the almost complete ignoring of the considerations just referred to.
www.marxists.org /archive/bax/1905/05/anti-alcohol.htm   (1768 words)

 Messiah's Covenant Community Church - Articles Detail
And so there is, then, teetotalism, or abstinence, that you don’t participate in alcoholic beverages at all whatsoever.
And in Joh 2 you see that our Lord did not adopt this solution of teetotalism when he went to this wedding and he turned huge amounts of water into huge amounts of delicious Merlot.
And, of course, you could say that the answer to sexual immorality is celibacy, as the Roman Church does for its priestly class.
www.messiahnyc.org /ArticlesDetail.asp?id=325   (8526 words)

 APJ Abdul Kalal - Part I, Presiding Spirit, , Legend, Scientist, Heros, Legends, Freedom Fighter, Revolutionary, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
There is no dearth of resources and talent in this country but what we need is more creativity." His dream is to make India a developed nation by 2020.
In his personal life, Kalam observes strict discipline, practicing vegetarianism, teetotalism and celibacy.
Kalam observes strict discipline, practicing vegetarianism, teetotalism and celibacy, Outobiography, Wings of Fire, Tamil poetry
www.4to40.com /4to40.com_non_ssl/legends/print.asp?article=legends_apjabdulkalam   (258 words)

 RyanDeBarr.com » Missional Teetotalism
Now, having said that, I would rather see a Southern Baptist Convention that did not take an extra-Biblical stand on alcohol.
But in the meantime, I’m going to use the attention that teetotalism gets among the lost to bring the Gospel to them.
I think you meant to say “temperance wagon”, rather than “tolerance wagon” in your post, but I like your thinking on the missional use of teetotalism.
www.ryandebarr.com /blog/2005/09/23/missional-teetotalism   (701 words)

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 The Influence of Alcohol - by Annie Besant - Adyar Pamphlets No. 138
Do you mean to say he cannot be recognized at once by certain physical marks, by the injury he does to his tissues, recognized always by the impregnation of the whole body, by the odour of the liquids he drinks ?
and this is so much the case that any one present who has the habit of absolute teetotalism will know [Page 11] that he has become very sensitive to the whole of those emanations that come from the body penetrated with alcohol.
I have noticed that one very unpleasant result of teetotalism is the greater sensitiveness that it gives with regard to everybody else who drinks.
www.theosophical.ca /InfluenceOfAlcoholAB.htm   (3940 words)

 internetmonk.com » Blog Archive » One Big, Happy, Lie: Southern Baptists, Alcohol and Me
If you wanted to continue the rap about teetotalism, the bottles would go out to the garage for a while.
I’ve heard lots of articulate people try to build a new case for teetotalism, and while I respect what they are saying, the Bible is too clear.
But I cannot, and will not, and simply do not support this business of forcing people to adopt an explicit statement on teetotalism as a tenet of Christian ministry or community.
www.internetmonk.com /archive/one-big-happy-lie-southern-baptists-alcohol-and-me   (13144 words)

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