Hi, I'm Shelby! I'm 20 years old and I am totally, utterly, intensely, frenetically, wildly, deeply, uncontrollably, head over heals in love with Christ and his Church. I love volunteering and ministry and I hope to study Catholic Theology in the near future. Some of my smaller passions are playing guitar/piano, reading, writing, hanging with friends, contemplating life, death, and reason, discussing thing of a philosophical nature, firearms(random i know), photography, fashion, hiking, most sports and animals; especially foxes. ;)
oh yes what a great president barack obama has been!
- fast and furious
- the IRS
- tapping into the AP’s phones
- “accidently” losing two terrorists out of the witness protection program
- skyrocketing levels (literally) of drone attacks on civilians in afghanistan
- increasing debt everyday
- cost of living goes up everyday
- still hasn’t proposed a budget since 2010
- voter fraud
- executive orders impeding on the people and bureaucracy
yeah he is such a wonderful president!!~
Is Sex Still Sexy?
Twenty-five years ago the late educator Allan Bloom wrote in his bestselling book, The Closing of the American Mind: “The eroticism of our students is lame.” Bloom was no conservative prude. He was an atheist who, rumor has it, had student lovers. He wrote extensively about eros, the Greek word for passionate, sexual love. But, reflecting on the vast majority of the young people who came through his lecture hall at the University of Chicago following the Sexual Revolution, he wrote:
Young people, and only young people, have studied and practiced a crippled eros that can no longer take wing, and does not contain within it the longing for eternity and the divination of one’s relatedness to being… Young men and women distrust eroticism too much to think it a sufficient pointer toward a way of life… Their lack of passion of hope, of despair, of a sense of the twinship of love and death is incomprehensible to me.
Eros is, in other words, the beating heart of life. Without eroticism, not only does sex lose its depth and meaning, but life itself does. In an essay from 2000 called “All Sex, All the Time,” the British psychiatrist and writer Theodore Dalrymple captures this point:
In my hospital, for example, adolescent and young adult visitors to their hospitalized boyfriends or girlfriends not infrequently climb into bed and indulge in sexual foreplay with them, in full view of the staff and of old people occupying the beds opposite. This gross disinhibition would once have been taken as a sign of madness but is now accepted as perfectly normal: indeed, objection to such behavior would now appear objectionable and ridiculous. No one seems to have noticed, however, that a loss of a sense of shame means a loss of privacy; a loss of privacy means a loss of intimacy; and a loss of intimacy means a loss of depth.
Rather than promoting healthy sexuality, sexual exhibitionism is killing the eroticism that has traditionally been the essence of sex.
i think the reason perfume commercials are so weird is because they have to advertise a smell without using smells
SO THIS GUY IN MY ENGLISH IS DOING A PROJECT FOR BIO WHERE HE GETS A DUCKLING TO IMPRINT ON HIM SO HE JUST CARRIES IT AROUND WITH HIM TO ALL OF HIS CLASSES AND I SWEAR THIS DUCK IS THE MOST WELL BEHAVED FUCKING POULTRY IVE EVER SEEN IT JUST SITS ON HIS DESK QUIETLY AND SOMETIMES HE PUTS IT IN HIS POCKET AND IT JUST SLEEPS LIKE WOW YOU GO DUCKY
Catholic Problems #37
*verbally assaulted, insulted, demeaned and abused every day for faith*
“HEY, AREN’T YOU SUPPOSED TO BE HOLY AND STUFF, AND NOT HAVE ANY HUMAN EMOTIONS OR LIMITATIONS AND ONLY FEEL SUNSHINEY ALL THE TIME, AND NEVER MAKE MISTAKES? DON’T YOU CLAIM TO BE PERFECT AND JESUS’ SPECIAL FRIENDS? WAY TO PROVE CATHOLICISM IS A SHAM BY NOT BEING HAPPY AND PERFECT ALL THE TIME”
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