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  • For me, there is a big difference in being gay and homosexuality. A gay is a person, a human that God had created but I don't think homosexuality is okay with God as what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. And with the same sex marriage? That means you…
  • I am not a yoga practitioner but based on what I know, yoga is a discipline for the mind. Concentration is the objective of yogis. But it is not purely concentration for yoga is all about meditation. And to think that meditation is very similar to p…
    in Yoga Comment by Corzhens April 2016
  • I actually have questions about the Bible but no particular verse. My husband had cited the lineage of Jesus which is confusing because it leads to Joseph who is the foster father of Jesus. Why didn't the author noted down the lineage of Mary instea…
  • What happened during the Argentinian war involved religious personalities like priests. And if ever Pope Francis was involved with his doing or undoing, all we have now are the words of the Pope whether he had erred or not. And since Pope Francis ha…
  • One friend recently said that what is happening now in the world is a clash between good and evil. Clearly, she is referring to armageddon. But like in the movies, the terrorists are having a heyday in wreaking havoc to the once peaceful nations and…
  • Since Catholics came from Holy Week which is a week of fasting, Easter food is usually the special kare-kare which is a beef dish cooked with peanut butter and ground rice. It has vegetables for garnishings like heart of banana, string beans and oth…
  • Yes, parents are the first teacher of their children. I wonder why I see so many street children doing nasty things like stealing from the people in the streets and even indulging in illegal drugs not to mention their early sexual activities (as you…
  • I believe we are in a sort of hell and we are presently experiencing armageddon - the royal battle between good and evil. You will notice that there are so many lucky people who are rich and/or in a high position but who are not deserving of such be…
  • Maybe it is the golden rule - do unto others what you would want others to do unto you. It is like a tit for tat but on the positive side. Whenever I would think of something bad to my neighbor, that rule comes to mind and I would stop and ponder. T…
  • When things go wrong, what comes to my head was the words of our teacher in religion class. That this world can be hell, for all we know, and the suffering ends when we die and go to heaven. If there is heaven, he said, there is also hell. If you wi…
  • From my learning in the Catholic religion, the head cover is a sign of respect for God. As per the Bible, women should have a long and thick crop of hair as cover of their head. For Catholics, it is not a rule to grow the women's hair long but shoul…
  • I believe that life is a mystery and life in this world is filled with mysteries. First is God, the biggest mystery of it all. And when supernatural is talked about, I have to believe although I cannot explain. There are so many incidents in my life…
  • I have seen that man with the Pope and I guess he is the close-in bodyguard who would lay down his life for the Pope. There is no way to identify him because it is intended for him to be anonymous. The Pope is like the president of a country who is …
  • Some preachers avoid the new testament for their own reason. There is a preacher in the southern part of the Philippines who calls himself the Son of God. And he talks like he is the redeemer and even say that no one can come to the Father unless he…
  • Is this another thread about the moniker of Jesus? Our national hero is Jose Rizal who has a lot of monikers but we do not bother with it because we know him as a smart boy and an intelligent man who sacrificed himself for the peace in his country. …
  • In the olden days, the whole week of the so called Holy Week is fasting for us. But it's not the fasting that is common but a different one. We abstain from heavy eating especially meat and it's fish and vegetables on the menu. We also abstain from …
  • We have a saying that patience is a virtue and one who waits is rewarded in the end. Well, if patience means willingness to suffer then I don't see anything wrong because the pain of suffering is lesser when there is a willingness or acceptance of t…
  • There are 2 sides to birth control. Understandably, when babies continually arrive, there will come a time that the house will get full and cannot anymore accommodate more babies. The same goes for the earth, that it will be full of people if births…
  • That is one thing I do not like with some Born Again Christians. They brag that they have a hotline with God and that God talks to them every day. One jewelry seller in our former office who converted as a Born Again Christian said that she was on t…
  • I haven't consulted a priest about this but I'm sure acupuncture is okay with the Catholic church. What's not okay are the superstitions that come with some Chinese treatment like the ventosa glass where the glass are heated and then placed on the b…
  • You are right, @lamanlupa that the Catholic church is full of traditions and rituals. During each season like Christmas and Holy Week, there are many rituals involved. I think only here in the Philippines is practiced that ritual of Santacruzan, a p…
  • The Catholic church is actually silent on this issue because it just wants to be on the safe side. We all know that there are 2 kinds of psychics and simply put they are the 1) genuine and the 2) impostors. Sometime in 1994, there was this "vision…
  • Maybe the aggressiveness of other Christian sects is borne from their desire to gain converts because they earn points from their church. It is like a club or fraternity with a recruitment program. But being religion, those sects promise salvation t…
  • As with the full immersion in water to baptize a person, it depends on the tradition and belief. The Jehovah's Witness conduct their baptism in swimming pools so the person being baptized can be fully immersed. Likewise with Iglesia Ni Cristo, a Phi…
  • Those are just titles bestowed by people. When the term Lord was bestowed on Jesus, it may be the highest accolade that befits a God because King is mostly used for man. Some cultures have been using the word Father like the African tribes. So I don…
  • I was born and raised as a good Catholic and I have been schooled in Catholic academies so kindness and peace are first and foremost in my learning of religion. Like some of those here, I also avoid arguing about religion. When I see something dista…
  • Some young ones I saw the other weekend in the park were reading the Bible version in their mobile. At first, I thought it was some kind of a gathering but then I heard that they were citing the Bible in their conversation. When I inquired, they sai…
  • @Djordjem87, that's a very good post in defense of Muslims. Nowadays, it is sad that Muslims have the stigma brought about by the ISIS. People look at Muslims as terrorists or extremists but I'm sure that isn't the truth. Just like Christians where …
  • @djordjem87, that's also what I know about Catholic saints. But it is not the skeleton, it is actually the body that does not decompose for one to be considered a saint. However, sainthood has a process and that decomposing is not part of the requir…
  • I agree that the baptism of Jesus is not for washing off the sins but a sort of ritual with the Holy Spirit which descended on Jesus. But the baptism of Catholics is to mean taking away of the sin that was inherited from the parents. In other words,…