by-grace-of-god:

…But their theology didn’t appeal to me. It didn’t make sense.

They worshipped Mary. (I thought.)

They worshipped Saints. (I also thought.)

They tried to earn salvation. (I was told.)

They made stuff up that wasn’t biblical at all. (I was also told.)

And they had a guy in Rome who was a little like Simon Says. (And I believed they did whatever he told them to do.)

And then, I discovered the Eucharist. I think they called what happened to me … infused grace. I read John 6 and I knew it was true. If Jesus Christ was making an appearance at Mass, I had to get there. I had to be there. I had to let His Presence wash over me.

There is no more compelling motivation for becoming Catholic and digging in to find out what Catholics really believe than the truth of the Real Presence.

So they had nuns. That’s nice. What mattered was they had Jesus’ Body and Blood.

So they had big families. Kind of neat. What mattered was they had the Real Presence.

So they had cute boys. I’d long gotten over all those crushes. What mattered now was Jesus and only Jesus.

And when you fall in love with Him, He sets all the misconceptions about His Church in order.

One-by-one the perceived red flags disappeared. They didn’t worship Mary. They didn’t worship the Saints. They believed they were saved by grace which led to faith and good works. They didn’t make up stuff. And the man in Rome – well, I had seen enough Christian division to know that God might want a Vicar on Earth to shepherd the flock. The entire faith was organic. It fit together like the parts of one body.

The Body of Christ.

I’m not jealous anymore. I’m thankful.

I’m Catholic.

Read full article by Denise Bossert

hreny:

this is seriously my favorite episode

makeitearlgrey:

bard-of-time-will-be-late:

underscorex:

THERE IS WATER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEANCARRY THE WATERREMOVE THE WATER

Actually! This was a very clever setup by a team of divers in the Arctic, I believe. The person is upside down, their bouyancy belt calibrated just so that they are slightly lighter than water, and able to walk upside down on the ice. In the first segment, when his mask vents, watch the bubbles flow DOWNWARD, which is really the up that we know. Science is really fricking cool!

makeitearlgrey:

bard-of-time-will-be-late:

underscorex:

THERE IS WATER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN

CARRY THE WATER

REMOVE THE WATER

Actually! This was a very clever setup by a team of divers in the Arctic, I believe. The person is upside down, their bouyancy belt calibrated just so that they are slightly lighter than water, and able to walk upside down on the ice. In the first segment, when his mask vents, watch the bubbles flow DOWNWARD, which is really the up that we know. Science is really fricking cool!

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michelebachmann:

Why did you falsely promise Americans they could keep their existing insurance?

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Why have premiums increased when you promised they’d go down?

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When will you admit Obamacare is a failure and work with the House Republicans and the American people to implement real health care reform?

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Anonymous asked:

So I had an abortion at 16. I felt like crap after but I was okay mentally. At 21 I gave up my second baby for adoption and spiraled into depression and was hospitalized. Abortion would have been a better choice, honestly. When I got to a better place mentally I got pregnant again and now, at 26, my daughter is cooing in her crib. I don't regret my abortion, but I regret adopting my son out instead if just getting the abortion. But, adoption is 'so much better' as you say.

cultureshift:

oh-snap-pro-lifers:

I’m not even going to water down this response, sorry guys.

Wishing death upon your now born child because you regret them being given to someone else is ont of the most disgusting thing I’ve heard from a mother. Depression or no depression. I think it’s selfish and shameful that you would even think that.

You are the first person ever to tell me you genuinely regret giving your child life (I don’t count adults screaming at their kids during a flamey argument as a genuine death wish) now I guess I have seen who the pro choicers are talking about when they say there are people who regret having children.

However by the sounds of things, the best thing was when you had your child and kept her. Maybe if you’d done that each time…

I’m sure the other mods may have had something more constructive to say but this ask makes me feel revolted. Truly. - Gabbie

"I don’t regret my abortion, but I regret adopting my son out instead of just [aborting him]…abortion would have been a better choice…for me"

This disgusting human being actually regrets that she failed to kill her son because knowing that he is alive and happy with someone else makes her feel bad!! What have we become??? WHAT THE FUCK HAVE WE BECOME????

This person perfectly represents what the legalized slaughter of our unborn children has done to our humanity. Imagine if abortion is ever destigmatized and nomalized. It would be a sickness our society may never be able to recover from.

If this mother’s sentiment toward the child she killed and the child she failed to kill revolts you, then it’s time for you to finally stand up and fight back against the depraved act of human abortion. It’s time to reclaim our humanity.

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

seachelsters:

starwobbles:

friendship love is so confusing
its like ‘hm yes id like to bring u flowers and compliment u and make u the happiest person on earth but no romo’

no romo