25Apr
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Why I Love Philosophy

Philosophy is a world full of wonder, of ideas, and of mind puzzling problems. You can spend a lifetime in search of its truths and yet feel as if you are as ignorant as when you first started. It illuminates common sense principles and transforms them into abstract concepts that are beyond what we commonly experience but of which can be justified through our common experience. Systems of thought have been created from these principles (notably Aristotle and Aquinas) by making subtle distinctions and organizing them in such a cohesive way that one principle is shown to follow from the other. It is like a well built city, structured in such a way that every function of the city will work together to fulfill the good of the society. Nothing is more breathtaking than putting together the pieces of this system of thought and applying it in such a way that it becomes a citadel with monumental walls of steel.

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23Apr

Movie Review: Break Away (World Films)

Synopsis: The main character, Francois, is a hard working husband who worked as a marketing manager only to get laid off from his job due to the recession. For a couple of months, he travels to different companies offering various proposals that get rejected because there was a lack of funding. He’s then forced to use an old bicycle with the work that he can get to deliver packages for companies. With the help of some good friends, he manages to change his life through his faith and perseverance in a race to the finish line. 

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21Apr
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4 Weird (or Crazy) Claims About the Boston Bombing

There has been a lot of commotion over the Boston bombing lately, some of which I had not known until my friend Justin had informed me of their existence. Some of it is absolutely retarded as we will see, but others are just a bit weird. It’s amazing just how much conspiracy nonsense can be produced from the confusion that this attack produced. Though to be fair, not everything I will be mentioning here is utter nonsense. But clearly there are going to be some conflicting reports at first when news agencies are attempting to get their information, so to suggest that this proves some kind of conspiracy is just a failure to see that news agencies are not infallible. It’s shallow research and shows a lack of critical thinking. As Christians we are to test all things and hold on to that which is good. So without further ado, let’s go through four weird (or crazy) things that have been said about the Boston Bombing:

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17Apr
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Prayers For Boston

In light of the recent tragic events that have occurred in Boston, I think we as Christians should take the time to pray for those who have been affected by this and do our part to help any of the people out there who need that support. As I watched the images on my computer, I could only imagine what it would be like if I was there instead. The closest I have been to danger was in a gang shoot out near the church I was at, but even that does not compare to compare to this tragedy. Let’s pray together and remember that anyone of us could have died instead on that day:

Dear Loving Father, 

We know you know all things and will use all things for good in accord to your grande purpose.  Please comfort those in this disaster with your love and if they have not turned to you then please use this event to turn their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. May they see the truth and be granted eternal life in your Son’s name.

This life is fleeting and fragile, no one can escape death unless He who overcame death gives us life. Not everyone who lives deserves life, but not everyone who dies deserves death. We know you have the love and power to make things right as you already have done on that cross.

So please continue to use us in any way to be a light to the world. May we recognize that our life here is temporary and we as sinners deserve death as a result. But in your mercy and grace we live today not so that we can continue in our pointless activities but to make a difference in the world for your name’s sake. Thank you, Lord.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen