"It seems to me that you're confused about what you believe because you already have decided what to believe before understanding it. By all means, remove yourself from a crowd full of destructive life habits, but that doesn't…"
"Kenneth, get to a parish. You need to go to Confession, go to Mass, and get into your faith. Get connected with your parish priest. Confession is gonna be your best friend.
"Do it yourself" is not only the absolute worse advice for a…"
"Go to Confession... and make it a habit. Receive the Eucharist as often as possible. Keep praying.
Also, check to see if a nearby parish has a good Bible study group or something... something that will get you socializing with other…"
"As a fellow Catholic I want to point out that our faith has many powerful tools to help you; not the least of which is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As others have said, get back into the habit of going to Mass.
I'd also recommend finding a…"
"You've already done enough. You've made it known to him, and her, that he's not being very civil. Admittedly, not in the most civil way, yourself, probably would have been better to leave it alone. Still, you did…"
I know what it's like to have to leave friends to follow Christ and be whole. I had to sever ties with my closest friend, who was on a downward spiral... but the payoff for me was huge! I also know what it's like to…"
I found myself in a similar situation last year. For years I was part of the "New Age" movement- manifest your destiny, everything has a reason, spiritualism and relativism, humanistic ideas- basically a theology based on the…"
"Also ... the government sets the "poverty line". If you're going to get government salaries under control by tying them to something, you probably ought to pick something that is set and monitored by somebody other than the…"
"This. The most qualified people are taking significant pay cuts to work for the government anyway. The problems are the difficulty in firing incompetent government workers and (in some cases, mostly local and state governments) overly…"
"Its because almost nobody watched A&E before Duck Dynasty or Storage Wars. And the History Channel gets better ratings with Pawn Stars and American Pickers than it did with Modern Marvels. And, TLC does better with the cooking and…"
"If you want to complain about government or even quasi-government pay scales, look to your state and local government pay rates.
As to politicians, a 19th century joke put it this way, "An honest politician is one, who when bought, stays…"
"Disagree. That sounds like a good way to hire the dumbest, least-qualified, most corrupt people possible.
The government won't get smaller. It'll get worse. Bribery will be rampant. Or, it'll only be run by…"
"It isn't just the history channel. I remember that A&E onc stood for Arts and Entertainment and some of the really good shows they now have. TLC was once the Learning Channel, and they had some great shows. I remember…"