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zorozero | 0 posts | Member since 02.18.08


RE: Radiohead: Together in the Alone
Great writing. What is your opinion on the band Tool? Do they fit into the Catholic point of view? Thanks.

RE: GodSpy 2.0: Engaging Secular Culture
Where is the new content? What has happened to my favorite website? How can I help? Jim

RE: The Right’s Hypocritical Crusade against Wall Street
So now because of greed, abortion stays part of our national landscape as well. Maybe if we didn't allow the murder of infants, first and foremost, we would not have gone down these economic roads either. We live in darkness. There is a light if we choose to see it. Jim Oliver

RE: The Right’s Hypocritical Crusade against Wall Street
This is a quote from the Bible I read everyday to help guide my actions in regards to my goals and plans for generating income and working at a career as a songwriter. Somehow I think it applies to our economic issues: James 4:13-17 (New American Standard Bible) Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that." But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil. Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

RE: Sarah Palin blasts Obama’s radical abortion policies
The devil is said to have been a smooth talker. I'm sure there were those who thought Jesus had a grating voice and muddled Aramaic syntax. Obama speaks very clearly and concisely about his plan for protection of person's ability to choose. The bottom line for me is I think one of saddest situations our country has ever faced is we have a chance to elect our first African-American President and he is pro-abortion. I assert Obama would win in the largest landslide election ever if he was pro-life. By the way, I love Sarah Palin. Nine out of ten babies with the Downe Syndrome are aborted. Not hers. She is a great mom and person. Joe Biden, on the other hand is a Catholic who does not respect the authority of his own church. How can I trust him? How can I submit to his authority as my governmental leader when he doesn't submit to the authority of his religious leader?

RE: Don't Call Me Junior
I find it interesting this movie is being released so close to the election. I don't suppose it will support the efforts of the McCain campaign.

RE: After Obama: Why Catholics should open a ‘second front’ in the Democratic Party
From an Interview with Bishop Hermann on the Courage to Die for Life 11/22/2008 "I have great empathy and great compassion for people who are influenced by society and are taken in by the big lie that God does not exist. My job is to raise their awareness to, yes He does (exist), and it does make a difference what you believe. It makes a big difference in what you do. In addition to this premise that God does not exist, we also have to be aware that our warfare is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and the powers and the spirits of this world of darkness, as Paul tells us in Ephesians. Therefore, behind Planned Parenthood, behind the abortion issue, is the evil one. I often see human beings caught up in this as victims of the evil one who need my prayers and who need my compassion and who need my love. We don't only want to save our children from destruction; we also want to save our adult brothers and sisters from eternal destruction." The bishop also points out we have aborted fifty times the number of Americans who have died defending our freedom since the Revolutionary War. I teach a Confirmation class as well. My agreement is to teach what the Church teaches. I think that the Church teaches we need to love God and love our neighbors...all of them, beginning with those newly conceived.

RE: After Obama: Why Catholics should open a ‘second front’ in the Democratic Party
We make our choices and decisions in life intellectually, emotionally, physically and/or spiritually. Unfortunately, spirituality as a way of life seems to be lost to a great many. The old adage, in matters of faith, unity; in matters of opinion, liberty; in all things, charity" seems to be inverted or twisted in today’s world (and some of these conversations). Are we on the same page in matters of faith? Do we agree that life is precious? Do we all understand that the Catholic Church takes a unique stand for life in the face of a secular and hostile world that includes even the wonderful United States of America? God seems to humble those he chooses to give his blessings to when those blessings are taken for granted. If we took a stand for life in this country there would be a miraculous healing of all of the economic, political and social issues we face today. We had to be humbled many times before we gave up our positions on slavery, segregation and racism. A new humbling has only begun. May God help us.

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