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so basically I don't drink (for religious purposes ) im totally up for socialising and meeting new people but not through any sort of clubbing or alcohol related parties or events. im just nervous about making friends in freshers week and im also commuting so not sure if that would effect anything
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I'm in the same boat mate, although not for religious purposes. I often get fed up with having to justify not drinking or people always pushing me, so I just say I'm religious and they leave it alone lol.
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to be honest, if alcohol is prohibited in your religion then you shouldn't be a member of that religion. a religion shouldn't be threatening you to not drink.
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to be honest, if alcohol is prohibited in your religion then you shouldn't be a member of that religion. a religion shouldn't be threatening you to not drink.
I'm all for personal opinions and all, but i don't think this is the place for that one dude.
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You can always go out to all the clubs and pubs but order a soft drink instead?
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(Original post by MPL_DEPP)
so basically I don't drink (for religious purposes ) im totally up for socialising and meeting new people but not through any sort of clubbing or alcohol related parties or events. im just nervous about making friends in freshers week and im also commuting so not sure if that would effect anything
any opinions or help would be great
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Order soft drinks when out?

If clubbing just really isn't your thing, don't worry! There are tons of societies for you to join to meet like-minded people and while they might have one night out a week, the main focus isn't on alcohol ^^
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I'm all for personal opinions and all, but i don't think this is the place for that one dude.
#fightthepower
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Think how I feel, I live ON campus and I doubt i'll be drinking or clubbing :< so you'll easily find people in the same boat as you no problem
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Think how I feel, I live ON campus and I doubt i'll be drinking or clubbing :< so you'll easily find people in the same boat as you no problem
We can get buzzed on Vimto
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we can get buzzed on vimto :d
yes matee
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We can get buzzed on Vimto
I second that hahah
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to be honest, if alcohol is prohibited in your religion then you shouldn't be a member of that religion. a religion shouldn't be threatening you to not drink.
Thank you for your ignorant reply, im sure it reallt helped me and alot of others..
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I'm all for personal opinions and all, but i don't think this is the place for that one dude.
Why is it that when I post that I don't drink because I just don't I get ribbed by people calling me a killjoy but when someone puts "religious reasons" suddenly everyone is all sombre and suggesting they forget religion and just drink is taboo? I'm not saying what that guy was right but the double standard is really annoying.
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Thank you for your ignorant reply, im sure it reallt helped me and alot of others..
how was my message "ignorant"? do you even know what that word means?
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I was in the same situation last year. However, I chose not to drink as I drive to and from uni. Your best choice is to join societies. They're a fantastic way to meet people with similar interests, and as has previously been said, their main focus is not on drinking.
However, most society meets are in the evenings, so be prepared to make the university library your second home as you will spend long days in there doing work waiting for the time of your meet up to roll around..!
I hope that helps.
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so basically I don't drink (for religious purposes ) im totally up for socialising and meeting new people but not through any sort of clubbing or alcohol related parties or events. im just nervous about making friends in freshers week and im also commuting so not sure if that would effect anything
any opinions or help would be great
I would encourage you to form your own opinion on drinking rather than following a set religion rule. The fact that you don't drink because it is unhealthy/you don't like it is a much better thing than just not drinking because you are the obedient dog of some book written centuries ago.

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(Original post by MPL_DEPP)
so basically I don't drink (for religious purposes ) im totally up for socialising and meeting new people but not through any sort of clubbing or alcohol related parties or events. im just nervous about making friends in freshers week and im also commuting so not sure if that would effect anything
any opinions or help would be great
what is an "alcohol related party or event"? You mean like wine-tasting?
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how was my message "ignorant"? do you even know what that word means?
the idea of you saying you should leave a religion because it doesn't allow you to drink is counted as being ignorant because it implies how you have a lack of knowledge on religion and this is the best advice you could give rather than giving some actual feedback
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the idea of you saying you should leave a religion because it doesn't allow you to drink is counted as being ignorant because it implies how you have a lack of knowledge on religion and this is the best advice you could give rather than giving some actual feedback
I *know* certain religions bar people from drinking (e.g. islam/mormonism) - how did I lack knowledge of that religion? I knew about that religion and therefore understood that this religion was bull****. religions shouldn't be trying to control people's lives unnecessarily like that. I've been drinking now for years and nothing's ever happened to me. surely a better piece of advice from a religion would be "if you are a dangerous drinker, or if you have an addictive personality, then don't drink"? why this blanket ban? why would an intelligent religion prohibit people from doing something that most people are fine to do in society? you're not making sense again
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