Restoring Love: One Man’s Antidote to Pornography

I’ve been cautiously encouraged by some recent posts on GirlsAskGuys (I’ve mentioned them before).  In the last few weeks, I’ve seen an upsurge in posts about pornography.  Two were from male users asking how to stop.  One even identified himself as an atheist. It’s not enough to simply point out the harm that porn can […]

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“Hallowed Be Thy Name”: Reverence and Respect for God’s Name

I’ll establish some light-hearted context by noting a few of my pet peeves with grammar and punctuation.  1) I can’t stand when people mix “your” and “you’re” up.  2) If you want to make something plural, even if it’s an acronym, you DON’T put an apostrophe, i.e., you wouldn’t write “We should go get a few beer’s tonight.”  […]

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Something’s Got To Give: Sexual Freedom As A National Security Concern

After looking at modern American culture, I most likely won’t stay in the military any longer than my current contract requires.  There are far greater conflicts at hand than those in Iraq and Afghanistan (and depending on how things go, possibly Syria, Pakistan, North Korea, or Iran).  Though often cited as the most trusted institution […]

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Staring Into History: Finding the Beauty of Catholic Teachings in The Stars

In my fifth grade science class, we learned about “light pollution.”  It didn’t make sense until seven years later when I left for college.  I visited home one weekend and went to a friend’s house and finally understood the “light pollution” that my science teacher had talked about years earlier.  I’d become so used to […]

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The GAG Files: Contraception, Floods, and Natural Order

For two years, I’ve been a member of Girls Ask Guys, or GAG for short, a website on which guys and girls ask questions about dating and relationships.  I’m starting a sub-series here based on discussions I’ve had and ideas I’ve seen there.  This new series shall be entitled (drumroll, please)…The GAG Files.  I recently asked why […]

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The End Game of Gender-less Marriage

True story: Last month, there was a writers panel in Sydney, that addressed the topic of marriage.  Titled tongue-in-cheek as “Why get married when you can be happy,” some of the participants tipped their cards rather tellingly on what the marriage re-definition issue is really about. The real winner of a quote comes from Masha […]

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Gutenberg’s Contraption And The Nostrum of Sola Scriptura

At the end of the 15th century, mankind was hit with an invention that did more to shape culture, life and education over the next 500 years than any advancement prior, and arguably more than all other advancements combined. The printing press made the dissemination of information quick and easy, and relatively cheap. Book after […]

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Genderless Marriage and Arguments from Emotion

Maybe I’m just a sucker for a good analogy, but this piece by Doug Mainwaring really did a great job, in my opinion, of summing up the totality of the public discourse over the possibility of same-sex marriage.  He begins: In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that […]

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The Unfitness of Ideas: Contraceptive Mentalities and Natural Selection

Before the Supreme Court this week will be the question of “same-sex marriage.”   The potential for a Roe v. Wade category of decision making is certainly there: a decision that may echo in American discourse for the next few generations, much as Roe is still.  A branch of the federal government, the SCOTUS, has […]

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Contraception: An Equal or Greater Evil than Abortion?

  Many people argue that abortion is the greatest evil in our society.  I take a slightly different view.  I believe that contraception is an equal, if not even greater, evil than abortion is.  I say this because of all that has been unleashed since the pill was introduced in 1961 and legalized in 1965, everything from […]

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