Category Archives: Eschatology

Purposes of Christian marriage

John Boswell, in his Michael Harding Address (Rediscovering Gay History, GCM 1982), made a closely related observation: “Love in the Old Testament is too idealised in terms of sexual attraction (rather than procreation). Samuel’s father says to his wife-who is … Continue reading

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The Church is one as the Trinity is one

One of the many aspects of actively receiving the sacraments of the Church is that your spiritual vision is opened. This is not an automatic or magical process. This depends on growth and spiritual growth. But continuing to bind oneself … Continue reading

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Hell–Annihilation, Salvation of All?

As the Church developed its beliefs in regards to Hell, the East generally preferred to link Hell with the presence of God and the West favored the view of Hell as the absence of God. I do not think the … Continue reading

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Self-mortification, miscommunication

I think Mother is having difficulty understanding my recent interest in self-mortification and I hope my good friend Damsel of the Faith does not mind if I borrow from some of her posts in order to qualify some statements. Mother … Continue reading

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Should Christians hold a specific view on the death penalty?

Scot McKnight has commented on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing to death by the American civil justice system. He has equated this response to “lex talionis”. For those who don’t know their medieval history, this was the “eye for eye” and “tooth … Continue reading

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Are Anabaptists orthodox?

I use the term Anabaptist here to refer to someone who deliberately denies baptism to infants. Although technically, the term means “no baptist” and a better term would be credobaptist. I reject the term credobaptist to refer to such people … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination: Starting Points

I came across this video by N.T. Wright a while back. It’s interesting because I think it points out the major problems in making a radical egalitarian argument on this base. The radical egalitarian normally begins his argument for the … Continue reading

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Satan digs this song…

I played it for him today because he pestered me into it. He loves the part informing him of his fate (not!). I think the band is either Ukrainian Catholic or Ukrainian Orthodox. Does it matter? It’s as Mother always … Continue reading

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Counting Down the Days…

approximately 10 1/2 to 11 months before my life gets back to normal… approximately 46.5 to 48 weeks… approximately 325.5 to 336 days… approximately that long until I am hopefully safe with Auntie from all the forces of decadence and … Continue reading

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“Death Be Not Whatever”

A clip from a Joan of Arcadia episode.

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Reasons Why I Really Hate Protestants

1. Protestants are the proponents of mass confusion and mass hysteria in our world today. Because of their sola scriptura heresy, they’ve advocated numerous ways to interpret the Bible that which has ultimately led to little or no progress within … Continue reading

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I Was Commanded to Re-Post This

*I have blue eyes! And in other news, I’ve started up school again this week. I’m taking six classes. Existentialism (the professor’s making it a class-led course and has us writing blogs which you can follow my blog for the … Continue reading

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Happy Byzantine Christmas!

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Happy Christmas From the Maronites

And let’s not forget that he came with only one primary mission…to die.

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Trouble For Fundamentalists – Does God Sleep?

My cousin wrote a post a while back on God’s anger showing numerous examples in the Old Testament of God getting angry. I have queried more on this as well. I’ve concluded ultimately, along with Msgr. Charles Pope, that there … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church – My Gymnasium

And it doesn’t even matter which Rite it is. It could be Roman Rite, Maronite Rite, Byzantine Rite, I don’t care though I am a little biased toward the Byzantine Rite as I will become one eventually myself (I attend … Continue reading

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I Was Blocked by James McGrath Today

I’m not surprised. James McGrath is a liberal Protestant Bible scholar. He adheres to many false teachings that are not in accordance with Christian tradition such as the idea of God as a serial rapist and favors the idea of … Continue reading

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Hell – My View

Well, I certainly do not support universalism. I came across Alister McGrath’s thoughts on this subject and I think he makes a fairly solid argument against universalism. Most universalists love to scream at those who support the existence of Hell … Continue reading

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What is it I Believe?

For those of you who know me personally or have seen a lot of my posts keep getting deleted, you know that I change my beliefs quite frequently. I can be a bit of a roller coaster at times. So … Continue reading

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