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  2. Era Might

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    Thanks for the great and honest thoughts! I understand well the “sociology” of Catholicism that you’re talking about. I’ve experienced Catholicism in many different social contexts. I remember joining a men’s group which had a series of talks by different guest speakers. They were all friendly people, but they were all middle class, suburban white men, including the priests who gave the talks, and that was the lens through which they saw the world. Parishes reflect the communities that create (and fund) them. But I’ve seen Catholicism in other, very different contexts as well. I used to e
  3. Anastasia

    5 Hours Long

    What can I say? I research for the purpose of having the information from different sources because I wish to have a reasonably objective picture and make an informed choice. (Such information can be found in many places, sometimes even on "crank" websites, one just has to distill it from the "crank" package and then verify it on more objective recourses. It is for a good reason why US and U.S.S.R. read each other's propaganda.) On the other hand, you seem to scan the sci- materials for the sole purpose of finding something that will allow you to dismiss/discredit the referenced sci-info
  4. Anastasia

    Pray for me

    Lilllabettt I remember your story. I will pray.
  5. chrysostom

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    If you ignore the only person who actually put in effort to compose replies back, I'm not sure if this is going to be interesting at all.
  6. little2add

    Transgender Man Here! Ask Me Anything! :)

    Hasbro needs to remove the 'bro' from hasbro next. It's only fair.
  7. Clean Water

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    Peace be with you Era Might. 57 years ago Blacks couldn't drink out of the same water fountain. That's not long ago. It wasn't until 1979 that US Bishops publically said racism was sinful. In 1999 Pope JPll made anti-racist comments in St. Louis and a monsignor on EWTN said, "This goes to show how ill- served the Holy Father is by his advisors because racism is no longer an issue in the United States." It's in Fr. Massingale's new book, "Racial Justice and the Catholic Church". There were never the good old days. Papal Bulls that gave Columbus authority to do what he did basically said Black a
  8. Era Might

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    Getting back to the discussion of the thread, I'd like to add to my OP a more recent exhortation of the church, not merely to engage in inter-religious dialogue, but to find the common basis of all humanity which comes before religion. In traditional theology this was regarded as the covenants of Noah or Abraham, a universal covenant between God and all peoples regardless of religion. This is the purpose of discussion and dialogue, I think. As I asked in my OP, are we brothers or enemies in the 21st century, and if brothers, what is the basis of this brotherhood, divided as we are by borders,
  9. CuriositasEtFidem

    Transgender Man Here! Ask Me Anything! :)

    Now that's a load of liberal nonsense lol
  10. Peace

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    This is true. I would say for me, feeding my anger is the main culprit. You are delusional. Your third post is practically the definition of whining: "Please nobody read what Peace wrote because he refuted my nonsense."
  11. Era Might

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    Nobody is whining. If you're not interested in the thread, then go to another one. This is a phorum. I started a thread for discussion. Some of us like discussing things. If that's not your thing, then please don't waste my time telling me how much of a stupid loser I am, or try to derail the thread because you're not interested in it. If nobody is interested then it will die away. @dUSt said in a recent post that Phatmass is a place for discussion, so I took him up on that. Please respect my thread, there's a whole phorum for you and your clique to talk about whatever you want to talk about.
  12. Peace

    Good Morning Phatmass

    Well in that case let me get my popcorn ready.
  13. Ice_nine

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    well we all like to feed our ego from time to time. I've been asking God to cleave my pride away from me. It's probably gonna take a lil bit.
  14. Ice_nine

    Good Morning Phatmass

    ok no arguing per se . . . let me ask then. Why is Muhammad the greatest man to ever live and worthy of emulation?
  15. Peace

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    He just wants to bloviate, feed his ego, and attack the Catholic Church. I think that should be obvious by now. Whenever he tries to do this I call him out on this BS and refute him. Then he cries like a child and says "I was just hoping to have a nice discussion" because he can't offer a substantive response to my critique. It's ridiculous.
  16. Ice_nine

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    I think you're overestimating the control you have over this. It kinda seems like a kid is trying to start a club that no one really wants to be in and starts whinging when the only people that show up don't fit his vision. I'm only here to poke and prod and have a little bit of fun.
  17. Ice_nine

    The resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah

    I've never seen the appeal of twitter. I would sometimes check it out, but always seemed like a cesspool/insane asylum when I did.
  18. Era Might

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    Thanks, sounds like this isn't the thread for you. Take care.
  19. Ice_nine

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    You said not to follow him down his rabbit holes. How do you know there are rabbit holes to even go down? Good luck finding what you're looking for. I don't often know what on earth you're trying to get at. Your posts seem almost purposefully opaque at times. At other times you make claims that seem to have no basis in the real world outside of whatever ivory tower you're sitting in. Maybe I am not intellectual enough. That used to bother me. Used to want to be one of the smart and sophisticated ones. Now it doesn't seem worth it to me.
  20. Peace

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    Oh please Era. How childish are you? You know and everyone else knows plenty well that you are reading my posts. You wrote that Catholics in this thread should expect to be challenged. Well, you should expect to have your error challenged and corrected as well. You wrote error. I corrected them, and I will keep on doing so as long as I please. Grow a set and get over it.
  21. Era Might

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    Huh? I don't know what he said and I don't care what he said. I don't like him and I don't want to deal with him. If you want to do a bullet by bullet debate, go to the debate phorum and start your thread. If you can't have a grown people conversation and take the time to discuss, then this isn't the thread for you. If you're not interested in the purpose of this thread, which is to actually have a conversation about things, then ignore it.
  22. Ice_nine

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    "I can't see his posts but I know what he said." That would've made about as much sense.
  23. little2add

    Transgender Man Here! Ask Me Anything! :)

    Mr. potato head call gender transformation. it’s official https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mister-mr-potato-head-gender-neutral-76111309 equality has a new definition
  24. Era Might

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    For everyone else: I've ignored Peace and all his posts, I can't see them anymore, please use his posts as an example of what this thread is NOT meant to be, and please don't follow him down his rabbit holes. Thanks.
  25. Peace

    Catholics & Non-Catholics Dialogue Thread

    The alternative is to recognize that there is objective truth and to seek to live according to it. Much of that progress is due to the Catholic Church, and all progress is ultimately by the grace of God. False. No, it is the atheists and others who deny the truth, which is the Catholic faith, and who fail to live in this reality and flee from their obligations towards God and man. Hopefully they will choose to live according to truth, before it is too late. Perhaps, but here you would need to define "traditionalism". That terms means different things to differen
  26. Ash Wednesday

    The resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah

    I concur. Catholic twitter I found completely horrifying. The things that supposedly faithful Catholics tweet towards clergy and even the Pope are totally disgusting -- not to mention the level of vitriol, mocking and bickering amongst each other. It makes even the worst I've seen on here look like a pillow fight. I would advise anyone to be very careful going there. I've found that this phorum is probably one of the few places where I've been able to find discussing religion online even remotely tolerable. Offline is totally fine because we have voice and body language and people tend to
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