Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Better than a Klonopin.

 VS.   It’s the 4th week of Advent, the preliminary weeks leading to Christmas that are recognized by the Catholic Church (and also, I believe, all liturgical or “high churches” like the Episcopalian, Lutheran, and Orthodox churches).   In the … Continue reading

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Are Christians Being Persecuted During the Christmas Season?

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
Thanksgiving is behind us and the Christmas season is now officially underway. Do you know any Christians who feel persecuted by others during this season? Here is a simple chart you can share with…

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Here are My 5 Christmas Wishes for You

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
It is less than two weeks until Christmas, and I am sure you are already deep into the Christmas spirit—doing all those busy things we do during this season leading up to the big…

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Dear Father…

“Dear Father” by Taming the Tiger I usually shy away from anything too spiritual or religious, because I do realize many of my readers are atheist, agnostic, or of differing faiths–and I respect their right to believe as they wish. … Continue reading

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Why I don’t think it’s wrong to pray for narcissists.

Because I have readers of many religions (or none at all), I always hesitate before posting anything too religious or too Christian, but I’m making an exception here because I’ve noticed some ACONs believe it’s sinful to pray for narcissists. … Continue reading

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Why I love liturgy.

Back in April, during the Easter Vigil mass, I became a Roman Catholic. This came as a surprise to many people I know, since I’d spent most of my life as an agnostic and at times veered close to atheism. … Continue reading

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Where I stand on “positive thinking.”

Positive thinking taken to extremes is deluded thinking. I’ve seen several blog posts about the problem of forced positive thinking lately, and since this is an issue that has concerned me for a long time, I thought I’d add my … Continue reading

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I think it’s time we stop bashing all narcissists.

This post is probably going to make some of you angry or upset. I understand that. After all, many of us were badly damaged by the narcissists in our lives. Anger and even hatred is an understandable and very human … Continue reading

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Have a Blessed Easter!

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I’m finally getting really excited about this.

In late October, after a lifetime of being agnostic but intermittently dabbling in various cults (Scientology) and religions including Buddhism and fundamentalist Christianity (Southern Baptist), I made the decision to become a Roman Catholic. If you’re interested in the reasoning … Continue reading

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