In response to Nancy Chaplinski"s letter July 22: You should have said Jesus would never condone lawlessness, and left it at that. Your list reflects some of your dislikes, not his.
As you may or may not know, his first miracle was to turn water into wine so a wedding celebration could continue into its third day as was customary at that time. Marijuana was commonly smoked and still is in that region. Tattoos have been common since man's arrival on this planet.
Please don't take this letter as an endorsement of any sort of behaviors, just be clear doing any that you mention doesn't make them any less Christian. Nor does avoiding them make you more Christian.