Quranic Falsehood: Saints Drink Wine for Pleasure

Originally posted 9/4/2008.

MYTH
In Paradise the saints will drink wine

Pace the assertions of the false prophet Muhammad in the Quran, it is impossible that the saints will drink wine for pleasure, because drinking wine solely for pleasure is in this life mortally sinful, and the life of the saints is more orderly than the present life. Pleasure is not the end of wine drinking, but wine drinking is the end and purpose of the pleasure of that activity.{1} The saints do not seek bodily pleasures because they are already happy; i.e., they have achieved their last end which is the vision of God as He eternally is. Affirming that the saints will drink wine for pleasure in Paradise leads to any number of absurd conclusions, e.g. that man has multiple last ends, man’s happiness consists in some bodily pleasure, man’s happiness consists in some sensitive operation, or man’s happiness consists in some created good, all of which are effectively disproved in Prima Secundæ Partis of the Summa Theologica of the prince of theologians St. Thomas Aquinas @ http://newadvent.org/summa/2.htm.

Notes and References
{1} Aquinas, St. Thomas. Summa Contra Gentiles, 4:83 @ http://www2.nd.edu/Departments/Maritain/etext/gc4_83.htm.

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