Did Jesus ever smoke a cigar in the Bible?
I haven’t read every translation, but is there one that includes him and Peter watching the sun go down over the sea of Galilee while enjoying a cigar?
There must have been, because every Christian knows you can smoke cigars.
Those are practically Biblical, probably in the Old Testament if I had to guess.
Because two of our most influential theologians were known to smoke pipes. Who?
C.S. Lewis and Gandalf.
But cigarettes? Oh the shame! You pull out a pack of unfiltered Lucky Strikes and light up, then people start praying for you.
Pull out a cigar? Completely different story.
Are they both made of tobacco? Do they both in the long run give you cancer? Sure, but a cigar is completely different from a cigarette. I’m pretty sure Paul smoked them. Lot of people don’t know this, but when he got shipwrecked he was actually on Cuba. That dude loved Cohibas.
Even more confusing than that discussion is the “clove cigarette.” That might be the most perfect example of smoking in the world but not of the world.
Is this ridiculous? It is. But I promise you I’ve heard this discussion from countless Christians.
Tell me I’m wrong.
Disclaimer: If you’re a teenager under the age of 18, please don’t smoke anything, except your algebra exam! I was going to put an age verification box on this post that asked you how old you are because no one ever lies on those things, but I didn’t have time.