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  • My analogy of birth control is a couple with 4 children. They are living conveniently in their 3-bedroom house. What if the 4 children would raise a family and still live in their parent's house? That is what is happening in our world. The space is …
  • My take on the titles in the Bible are dependent on the writers. Even the modern day writers have their own title of respect like Her Royal Highness for the queen of England. In other countries there is the "your majesty" and some other titles that …
  • If this topic is about abortion and euthanasia I am torn in those issues. With abortion it is a no-no for me. But with euthanasia it would depend on the agony of the person who would be needing a mercy killing to end the pain. Even in our dogs I onc…
  • To be honest, sometimes I believe in fate that whatever you do cannot change your destiny. It is like seeing someone who is trying his best to win (a game or a job) but to no avail. On the other hand there is the guy who didn't strive but luck gave …
  • My impression of Pope Francis is quite similar to my impression of Pope John Paul II. The Pope is amiable and meek in his ways that he is very approachable. I really do not know if my impression is correct but that is how I see him. It is a fitting …
  • Pardon me for this comment for it might be blasphemous to some. The Bible has many lines that go against logic. Even the purpose or Jesus is not clear to me. People say Jesus Christ is the savior so he was born to die. That is senseless to me. If Je…
  • As a Catholic the Ash Wednesday is important to me. I always go to the church to be applied ashes on my forehead. It is a day of obligation for me. The ashes on my forehead is a reminder that from ashes we had life and to ashes we would return.  Unf…
  • This is sad news for the Catholics. This morning of July 5, 2021 in the news is the impending hospitalization of Pope Francis for colon surgery. It is scary for me because I know of several people who died of colon cancer. My mother had stage 3 colo…
  • To be frank I don't believe that we should be praying for other people much more of a country. When there was the calamity in Nepal there were posts in social media of a quotation to pray for Nepal. Do you sincerely believe that God would save the p…
  • We do not even know if there really is a hell (based on the description that I know that Satan is king and it is a hot place). That is one mystery in life that when life ends no one knows what happens next. Is there a heaven and is there a hell? Wha…
  • I respect priests and I see them as sacrificing their life for religion. But for me, I wouldn't like my son to be a priest because the life of a priest is not easy. It is painful for the parents to see their son languishing in the seminary to prepar…
  • I am always a skeptic when it comes to things that are our of logic. However, when it comes to supernatural I believe that there is a sense of logic with the mystery. It hard to explain but I will stand pat on my belief that supernatural things happ…
  • My understanding of yoga is the concentration of the mind. Practitioners learn how to concentrate in full. When you can do that strong concentration then your body will be a rest and your mind will be stronger. But Yoga is a mix of mental, physical …
    in Yoga Comment by Alexandoy July 2
  • My take on the warfare between good and evil is already existing even before the universe was created. My belief in the good and evil can be like the Yin and Yang of the Chinese to mean positive and negative. That is the balancing act of the creatio…
  • When I was young I remember that it was forbidden for a woman or girl to enter the church without a veil. That is the standard and it is a shame if the woman has no veil. But now it seems to me that the veil is not being used anymore except in some …
  • I have to be honest that I am confused when it comes to afterlife. Christians have the heavens, Buddhists have the reincarnation and with some other religion I really don't know their views. In other words there is no uniformity when it comes to the…
  • I have nothing against a gay or homosexual as long as he is decent and has good manners. What I don't like in a gay person is in cross-dressing. If your sex organ is for the male then you have to appear like a man otherwise you are a deceitful perso…
  • I believe in luck and I also believe in karma. In fact, the reason why some people are lucky is because of the karmic effect. When you do good in life you will benefit from it in your next life. There are times that I think I have done many wrongs i…
  • My take on God is a supreme being that created everything. But no one knows the name of God and even the image even if the Bible says that God created man in God's image. My belief is that Allah, Jesus Christ, Buddha and other Godlike personalities …
  • To be frank about the issue of being saved I believe that all of  us have a place in the life beyond regardless of our religion. And I believe that we shall be judged by our performance on this physical world. Some may not pass the grade and I don't…
  • I am torn in this issue because it would depend on the kind of people. One philosopher said that if we strictly practice the tooth for a tooth and the eye for an eye then the world will be full of blind and toothless people. Maybe there is truth in …
  • I have experienced acupuncture twice. The first was in London done by a Korean doctor and the next was in the Philippines done by a Filipino faith healer. To be frank I really don't know if acupuncture is really effective although there are studies …
  • For me, it is wrong to judge someone you do not personally know. With the Pope what I know are from what I read in the news. But in fairness to this topic I can say that Pope Benedict is not close to the people maybe because he is not very friendly …
  • In our traditional Catholic practices it is the same that before the child can be baptized the parents should  have been married in a Catholic church. However, in the recent decades my sister said that it is not the case anymore. The priests here ha…
  • I am old fashioned so don't expect me to use the Bible apps that can be downloaded. Besides I do not want to be reading long articles online because of the glare of the computer monitor or the tablet screen. With the Bible it is nice to read in bed …
  • To be honest, I have been indifferent to other religions that when I was a student I would engage anyone in a debate when he is with another religious sect. But later in life I realized that my antagonistic attitude was due to my lack of knowledge o…
  • I used to pray the novena for Our Lady of Perpetual Help which originated in the church of the Redemptorist priests. There are many devotees of that novena in our family and I was influenced by my mother. When I went to London I brought along many p…
  • I also wonder why some people seems to be obsessed in mentioning God all the time. It is annoying to hear it in a public bus that a woman would always say the same thing over and over. I agree that there is a place to pray and also a place and time …
  • In our culture there is a saying about being Christian to have good manners and concern for other people. When you hate someone then that is an unchristian attitude that we should learn how to avoid. But as the saying goes, haters will hate. The bes…
  • I am old fashioned and I support the religious traditions. With the celibacy of the priest it is not good for them to be married. Look at the Christian sects here. The founder is the patriarch and the position is inherited by the son. Now the grands…