Technology Giveth, and Technology Taketh Away
-Dr.John Malala That’s what a guest presenter at a class said today. It’s funny; I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I spend more time on tumblr and facebook then I do at prayer, by a long shot. I spend more time on the computer than I do studying. I’ve tried to cut back, but I lack the willpower. Technology has given me so much: friendships that I would never otherwise have, ideas and...
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.– Rumi (via seedsofwisdom)
The Papists: Tumblr Catholic Community Mission... →
as prepared by Fr. Angel and accepted into the deposit of disciplines of the Tumblr Catholic Community with clarifications prompted by pfduda 1) I accept and promote the doctrine of faith and morals proposed by the Pope and the bishops in communion with him, even if these have not been taught as dogma but are part of the ordinary Magisterium of the Catholic Church. 2) If I am struggling with...
The priest from my parish has a facebook now.
What is the world coming to? I suppose now I ought to convince him to get a tumblr or something.
Now Clinton and Obama are coming to campus. But they, unlike Herman Cain and Paul Ryan, are going to be speaking in the huge open area in the middle of campus. Understandable; they will probably draw bigger crowds. Also, unlike the conservatives, they will be speaking in the middle of the day. When myself and most of the student body still has class. I have to cross the area where they are...
Life Upside Down: Random Tumblr Catholic Thoughts →
chaselhawkins: I really don’t fully understand why we basically have different factions in the Tumblr Catholic community. We have been taught by Christ to live with patience, compassion, and understanding. Yet, arguments often spring up. Sure, we’ll all have different ideas and thoughts going on. But if we…
Romney, I have nothing against you, but...
liferelived: Please PLEASE do you research… You keep using the term JIHAD incorrectly over and over again. Stop making it a word filled with hatred and war. Jihad is a word in the Muslim world meaning a spiritual and inner struggle. It has nothing to do with Holy Wars or any garbage like that… Sincerely, A Concerned Catholic SN: Social conservatism with a religious basis and...
adriandyingalonewithleopardon replied to your post: If I want to study abroad no no no you need to just type random words and copypaste them for a trillion pages. or just print out a thousand pictures of a horse’s posterior, because that’s ayn rand in a nutshell As usual, this man thinks clearly. Now I finally have a use for my unlimited free printing privileges!
If I want to study abroad
I can get money for it by writing an essay for the “Ayn Rand Essay Contest”. Instructions: “Essay contest on the philosophical meaning of the book Atlas Shrugged, and awards scholarships based on the context of the essay response.” 1. I think they meant “content”, not “context”. 2. Does this mean I can just send in a blank sheet of paper and...
Realization I often say that God is limitless, and thus undefinable, and that is why philosophers have so much trouble when they talk about Him. You can’t prove or disprove His existence because you cannot even define Him. You can’t actually say anything meaningful about Him. But to say that He is limitless and undefinable is to limit and define Him. Christianity solves this...
Pigs are the original form of alchemy. They turn vegetables into bacon.– One of the seminarians during breakfast (via graceandcaffeine)
Me: Hey sis, does Jared know you sewed a Gryffindor patch onto his college graduation gown?
Me: (I swear she's really a Slytherin like me)
Today was my birthday, and my mother gave me the gold medal she won this morning in her first 50 freestyle since 1980. It’s easily one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten.
So, today in Spanish class we were conjugating verbs on the board and this one girl messed up really bad. When she went back to her seat this guy literally pulls out one of these bad boys: and gives it to her. Dude is a winner.
It’s “In God we trust,” not ultimately in government or in politics.– Cardinal Dolan (via catholicknight)
mariaarroyo: As a Catholic, you’re neither republican or democrat. You’re in this awkward weird middle- or at least you should be. I don’t even know.
bogleech asked you: Isn’t it rather silly to call pornography “wrong” for everybody just because of what makes you personally uncomfortable about it? One of the largest religions in the world considers the consumption of red meat to be more obscene than you regard pornography. And yes, atheism and politics should mix. Religious belief injected into law and government has...
Get Me to a Nunnery: Death Penalty Updates →
getmetoanunnery: I feel really guilty that I haven’t been keeping up with Death Penalty Information Center as much as I usually do, but life seemed to get away from me because of university studies and jobs and life. There are currently 3,170 prisoners on death row in the United States. California, Florida,…
Pornography is wrong not because it involves sex and human bodies, but because it is the exposure and commercialization of something that is meant to be intimate (between two people only) and holy (thus, cannot be bought,sold, or valued). Pornography is a bit like taking the Host out of the tabernacle, putting it on a paper plate with some cream cheese, and selling it at a snack bar.
Sister Mary Gabriel: What I Wish College Students... →
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Society exists for the benefit of its members – not the members for the benefit...– Herbert Spencer THIS THIS THIS. (via crusadermaximus)
As per Chris’s suggestion, I would like to say a little bit about the University of Central Florida and its Catholic ministry. I’ve only been here a couple of months, but it’s pretty awesome. I am not an outgoing person, but the members of the Catholic group here accepted me immediately. There is something to do every day, from Rosary to Bible studies to tabling and of course...
Atheism and politics shouldn’t mix.– Niko
Off to retreat.
fatherangel replied to your post: I made brownies for the retreat this weekend. The… That is so thoughtful of you to make brownies, even if they were a disaster. Really. Like, wow. That is so thoughtful. Someday you will make fantastic brownies and will laugh at this mistake. Haha, thanks Father Angel. It wasn’t exactly my idea; everyone on retreat was asked to bring something. But...
I made brownies for the retreat this weekend. The goal was to make these, but then I learned that Cocoa Pebbles are not the same as chocolate Rice Crispy Treats. In my defense, in my youth we never bought brand name cereal and when I went to Walmart today all they had was brand name CP’s, and I just assumed that they were what I thought they were. Anyway, my rice crispy layer ended up a...
Somebody try to contact Cincosechzehn for me...
straightpopery: I can’t seem to get in contact, and I just want to make sure everything’s all right. Urgent. A member of our community is in trouble! Spread the word.
In which Troy desperately tries to do a whole week’s Spanish in one night, while packing for retreat, while baking brownies, while also doing other schoolwork.
walkingthroughfieldsofgreen replied to your post: Alas. Isn’t everybody, though?’ I guess. But I’ve been particularly silly lately.
If you described my life to me as if it were someone else’s, I would probably make fun of them.
I’m still pretty bad at life.
Poverty in America is a scandal, certainly not to the poor. There is no scandal...– Bishop Kevin J. Farrell (Dallas)
sonofababyboomer started following you I feel like you are someone I know in real life, for some reason. At any rate, welcome.
Nobel Prize Committee Makes a Terrible Mistake,... →
There is no excuse for using human embryos for “research”, and the work of these two men shows a perfectly practical reason why: everything you can get from destroying an embryo, you can get without destroying an embryo.
adriandyingalonewithleopardon: Saying “everyone is atheist because everyone has some religions they don’t believe in” is like saying “everyone is paraplegic because no person can move all the arms in the world”.