I was reminded of another reason why its good to be Catholic.
Give beer to those who are perishing,
wine to those who are in anguish;
let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.
According to the beatitudes, real Christians will have their fair share of anguish, poverty and misery. But, be of good cheer, Jesus gave us beer! (or something like that)
Not that all Protestant traditions are anti-alcohol, but a fair share of them are. In fact, more than one person commented during my conversion that it must be due to my love of alcohol.
Thanks to all my drinking buddies in Fargo. You know who you are! You are all such a great blessing in the most Biblical way!