Yes, I've decided to make the decision to not not drink.
Quite simple really- several events that happened recently made me rethink this whole "religion" thing. And while I still believe that there is a God, I'm finding it hard to reconcile certain things.
Here's an example: Homosexuality has always been something I've never really been biased against, after all, I've got family who are gay and I think that it's perfectly fine. However, the recent AWARE meeting put in me touch with several gay people who I've gotten to know and respect.
I don't really know how to articulate it, but I guess it strengthened my conviction that you don't choose to be homosexual, that it's ok to have a different sexual orientation and that guess what, they are normal people too!
So at the end of the day, it was hard for me to "believe" in a religion that said otherwise. There's no point following certain practices when you don't buy into the whole thing.
I'm sure there is more I can say, but work beckons. Maybe more later. :)