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OursIsTheFury

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  1. As much as I would like to appreciate how they are helping others, I think it's about time that they helped themselves and their own kind first. They are basically siphoning off funding for their own people - people who fought for their country, instead they are being pushed aside so the US could look good helping other countries that have fallen on hard times. It's a really sad thing when PR is more important than actually doing some good in your own backyard. I guess it's hard to put yourself in the US's shoes though. You have to act like a leader, a benevolent host, a winged savior, just because the world expects you to do it. It's a pretty messed up situation on all sides.
  2. Interesting dilemma. But I think criminal acts and the like are STILL included during confessions, so a potential criminal can say all the things he has hidden in his chest to the priest and the priest wouldn't be able to do anything about it, as far as I know, aside from trying to convince the criminal to turn himself in and repent his ways. It's not the same as a psychiatrist, where they can break this vow of silence if the patient or another person is in danger, and they can only tell the person and only them, about the situation. But as for priests, the only thing they can do is to try and make the criminal confess their crimes themselves, and try to start a new life.
  3. I think it's one of those things that people know, but don't consider it as "mandatory", since life can get pretty hard, and you can't skip on an opportunity to earn just because it is a rest day. The question, would you pull a donkey out of a pit during the Sabbath comes to mind. I think if it is a necessary thing, then you should do the right thing, and would still show your respect to the Lord on the Sabbath in your own way. But then again, it's different for everyone, and me personally, I work everyday with no breaks, because it's really difficult providing for yourself.
  4. I don't think it's a money issue, it's more of an issue with greed. Money is the root of all evil, sure, we have heard it time and time again, but on the right hands, money can be both beneficial to both you and the people around you, as we have seen in the actions of philanthropists such as Bill Gates. He has more money than you can count, and instead of saving it for his children, or gambling it away at a Vegas casino, or even buying private jets for him and his friends, he decided to use it to help the needy, and even went as far as to donate everything to charity after his death. It's not about being rich, it's about how you handle your blessings and how you touch the lives of other people that are blessed lesser than you.
  5. I have often wondered the same question. If there IS a God out there, a higher being that can control everything, why does terrible things happen to good people? Why do criminals and corrupt officials get away with their crimes, while the poor starve? Years and years of me struggling with the idea, but I really think God works (not to sound cliche) in mysterious ways, and here I was waiting for a grand gesture from God to save me, but I guess I failed to see that I got a job, a home, food at my table every night, and maybe, just maybe, that is God's way of remaining anonymous?
  6. I don't think you have to be a believer of a certain religion to "do the right thing". It's not even a matter of theology, to be honest. It's just humans being humans, and God has nothing to do with it. It's more about people doing things to other people, and even if the person is a non-believer, if he does the right thing, who are we to judge about his lack of faith? I'm sure God would even welcome it, as you really don't need to believe in a divine power or eternal damnation after death to make your daily life filled with helping other people around you. So no, I disagree that you have to be religious to be moral. Lots of religious people I know are the worst of sinners, especially those who go to mass every Sunday. Having faith does not immediately mean that you are good, and being good doesn't immediately mean that you are religious.
  7. Pretty sure there should be a separation between church and state when it comes to stuff like this. But who am I to complain, it's not like I am one of those who are being demanded to vote for a certain person during these times of election. Let them worry about it, it's going to be their government they are planning, the government for their children. It's their choice if they can't even do a basic human right - which is to vote freely without harassment or pressure.
  8. Well, God gave us our bodies, and it is our job to take care of it, as it is the temple of the soul. Remember that saying back in Elementary school? It makes sense. Taking care of your body makes you resistant to illness, and it will give you energy to enjoy God's creations. It also means you will live longer, and that is the best gift you can give to yourself.
  9. Well, God gave us our bodies, and it is our job to take care of it, as it is the temple of the soul. Remember that saying back in Elementary school? It makes sense. Taking care of your body makes you resistant to illness, and it will give you energy to enjoy God's creations. It also means you will live longer, and that is the best gift you can give to yourself.
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