"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…"
"The fetishization of old timey stuff throws me. Just got a real bowler, from my grandfather's cache, and it's uncomfortable as hell.
The old days really were pretty crappy as people didn't know any better. Throughout the last…"
"What exactly is it what you are trying to do? Is this a roleplay thing or do you actually want to learn skills? The things you are talking about take time to learn. People went through year long apperenticeships to learn things like blacksmithing or…"
Hello, I am recently returning to these forums after a couple of years with a new-found interest in old world traditions and community building.I want to combine these two interests by forming a fraternal order for young men to be part of a positive group. Because most young men don't have a lot of disposable income the idea would be to facilitate their practical, rather than financial, contributions to their communities. We would try out and practice old world skills such as blacksmithing,…See More
"I prefer the ESV. I am a theology student and so the "essentially-literal" translation is useful to me since the Bible is the bulk of my research material. For my own personal devotions though I have enjoyed using both the NIV and NLT. As…"
"There are many, many theories about what you are asking. Simply put, your question boils down to the purpose of the atonement, or "why did Jesus have to die?". I wrote a brief (2 page) essay on the subject for a theology class which was…"