"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…"
"Cognitive dissonance is easy to avoid if you just automatically dismiss anything that might challenge what you think you know as "words that don't count in life."
Does make life comfortable, I suppose.
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"I would suggests sports like maybe an inter-mural league (Rugby, Hockey, Football, Soccer) or like pick up basketball or perhaps maybe get involved in Martial arts aka (BJJ, Judo, Sambo, Kickboxing). Further, maybe take classes like cooking, foreign…"