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Everybody can develop things like vocabulary. You can develop and learn how to use more words. Do you know what the average number of words in vocabulary today is for the average American? 850 words is the average size of the vocabulary. Now, this is particularly dumb. Because English has a larger vocabulary than any language in the history of the world. Larger because of our science, but still no other language has had as wide a vocabulary as English and you should learn that. And again that sounds like, ‘you’re just harping on how to speak the language’. But learning vocabulary opens up ideas. And is the beginning and a necessary beginning for doing philosophy.
Fr. Mitch Pacwa
http://youtu.be/Gee_YPimZuM?t=45m41s
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.
Blessed Pope John Paul II, http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_15101998_fides-et-ratio_en.html
Almost every atheist I’ve spoken to doesn’t understand what we mean by “God”. So, what an atheist is denying I would deny too. Most atheists deny that there is a ‘supreme being’ or an ‘item’ in or above the world, and I would deny that too. Or a distant object that wound things up and went into retirement -I would deny that too. Also, most atheists construe God as a ‘competitor’, he’s in competition with us. Somehow, if God gets the glory, I get less glory. If God is in charge, I can’t be in charge. [But according to] St. Thomas Aquinas if God is the ground of our being, the more we give glory to God, the more we are elevated. I tend to agree with most atheists. I think they are right in denying this ‘false god’. But the ‘true God’ I think they just have as much hunger for.
Fr. Robert Barron, www.youtube.com/wordonfirevideo (main site) quote source http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRcpaFArz6Y

Hello, I just came across your blog, and it seems you write about homosexuality and what it means to Christianity. That’s great, and so I would like to recommend additional sources like ‘Theology of the body’ by the late Pope John Paul II. Basically, it’s how our physical bodies are not just a composition of parts, but designed in such a way that it can communicate/express the language of love. Being made in the Image and Likeness of God, we are made to love and as St. John tells us “God is love” (sin distorts our vision of love); It goes on about the ‘nuptial meaning’ of the bodies, and I believe in that sense, it juxtaposes itself on subjects like homosexuality and the latter is better understood of what it really is. I could go on and on about it, but I do hope you check it out, it may help.

I watched both shows on tv and was able to find the mp3s for it:
1) The Theology of the Body for Teens http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/file_index.asp?SeriesId=7142&pgnu=

2) Theology of the Body
http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/file_index.asp?SeriesId=7064&pgnu=1

God bless.

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