"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…"
"I agree with all your points Rick, honestly. Drugs are not something I 'need', but I have an interest in trying. Don't most people at one point or another have this interest?
I agree the physical and superficial aspects of this…"
"I guess why I say those things is because those particular things were the things pinpointed at bad when i was growing up by school or parents. I know for a fact my parents tried drugs when they were my age.
- we weren't allowed certain…"
"I keep coming back to this because it resonates with my experience.
You're trying to break out of a mental prison, as you say, by doing physical things. It can't be done, at least not by just physical things anyway. You need to…"
"There's a man on Youtube called Wranglerstar. His channel deals with modern homesteading, so there's plenty of woodworking, metalworking, leather craft and other things made by his hands. He also does Bible studies. Pretty cool dude."
"I can't voice what I think about your choice(s) without pissing you off considerable. Usually I'd just say it's your life but damn your thought process is just stupid. If you want to rebel against your parents why not just…"