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    Disclaimer! I can't guarantee my views are 100% accurate, if there is any error in what I say especially in debate forums, know that I am Catholic and that enough should be indicative of my religious beliefs seeing as I submit to the Church in such matters.
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  1. CTF, I have journeyed long on this site But now the time has come to take my flight I intend to leave not for a short period of time but for good, sealed with this rhyme CTF has been here through pain and plight as I have fallen and risen closer to the Light But as the passage of time will always show When we are struck low, God will provide another way to go I dreamed a dream some time in the past And now I feel that dream is starting to come true at last At the end of the day, I am compelled to say That I must be gone, I can no longer stay I must escape now from this world, the world of this site And it is time for me to journey along on the path that is right I am thankful to all I have met herein But now, another story must begin! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Have I wronged anyone on this site, you have my sincerest apologies. I am sorry for any rudeness or wrongdoing of any kind directed at those on or off this site. Any possible errors in my posts I submit to the correction of the Catholic Church when applicable. Any such confusion should be resolved by looking at Catholic teaching on any applicable issue. Moderators please delete my second account under the name “Lawliet” created in CTF’s transfer some years back where this account was temporarily inaccessible for reasons I can’t recall. Those who wish to contact me otherwise, ask around, I don't use facebook anymore, and don't log on skype as much but there are ways to find me besides heading for the second star to the right and straight on till morning, don't feel shy.
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    Christians and condoms

    The Catholic Church doesn't allow for exceptions in these circumstances because in the end it is still removing the open to life element from the equation.
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    New Member to the forums.

    How do ya do my name is L Hope life's been good and you've been well Welcome to this here message board You'll waste more time than you can afford Make sure you steer clear of forum games It's an unfruitful venture despite the claims
  4. If we were all to meet That in itself would be a feat I spose I'd stand in the corner Frown on my face akin to a mourner When approached, a conversation I would strike If the subject was surely nothing to like If the talk was as empty as the chat I'd scurry off, slipping away like a rat Return I would to my makeshift lair Lamenting that such meetings were ever so rare
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    City Mouse or Country Mouse?

    My experience in the city has filled my heart with pity For I wish that the poor Would rise and suffer no more Not to mention the cost of a lease If you cannot pay, it may mean the police And so it is property that I'd prefer to own And leave the monthly payments for a phone The crowds are an element to avoid And resist the appeal of the local tabloid To escape the noise would be my gain To live in tranquility bereft of strain
  6. Welcome to CTF!

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    Long Hair or Short Hair???

    Long hair without a doubt! But not rapunzel long of course that would just be too enchanting
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    Drinking age

    But where are you getting that the wine was non-alcoholic? Jews who celebrate passover even today use alcoholic wine in their passover observance, and it certainly is not grape juice, it is slightly different from the wine people normally drink in that it is Kosher wine which involves certain peculiarities in the process of making it and under the supervision of a Rabbi, but at the end of the day it is still wine with alcohol.
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    Drinking age

    In theory you can be legally drafted by the US government to kill and be killed at age 18, but you can't buy alcohol, this is absolutely ridiculous. The age to purchase alcohol ought to be lowered to 18, the drinking age isn't an inflexible 21 as many think, certain states have exceptions to the law such as if you are consuming alcohol with parental consent in their presence, this is legal to do so under 21 at least in New York. Keeping the law at 21 helps no one in my opinion, kids still drink, and the taboo of drinking perpetuated by the law only adds to America's problem of binge drinking. America has a horrendous cultural problem when it comes to binge drinking, other countries like Italy which have no drinking age have far less of an alcohol problem than America, and I think this is because the "forbidden fruit" syndrome takes hold in America because of what the law forbids, and it makes people, young people especially to want to break the law and binge drink rather than drink in moderation which is what would be going on if alcohol wasn't given this distinction as a notorious substance; if we just had a culture that didn't celebrate drunkenness and carousing then we'd see America's alcohol problem greatly diminished.
  10. As a singer he was the least pleasing of the group, but in my humble opinion he presentation of the character was quite close to the book's.
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    Is premarital sex sinful?

    Yes, premarital sex is sinful. This is the case because it naturally flows from God's plan for marriage and the family. Secular society has done its best to distort what the purpose of sex is. Sex has two core purposes, the procreative and the unitive. Secular society has all but erased the procreative purpose from the public consciousness and instead has sought to replace it with sex as a recreational activity. When you see procreation as intimately connected to sex as one of its core purposes, the only context sex should be taking place is between a married couple; it is better for the society and for the partners. We see what harm is done by out of wedlock pregnancies, women are often abandoned and left to raise their children on their own, what's more is that such children will never have the benefit of an unbroken home. Single mothers are among the most noble of people out there for what they do, but life shouldn't have to be like that in cases where the father has abandoned them and their child. It is nature's way, and nature's God's way for children to ideally have two parents present to raise them. This two parent form of mother and father is best accomplished through marriage, and premarital sex undermines this plan for social cohesion by distorting God's plan for human sexuality and the family. Now I can foresee certain objections and certains reasons people may cite for saying that premarital sex is not wrong; they might say that sex is an extremely important part of married life and that two partners ought to see if they are sexually compatible before they get married. To this I would respond that married life holds in store a plethora of unknowns for both of the partners; but this doesn't mean you should engage in aspects of married life to test your prospective partner out to see if they're up to your standards. No couple who is dating has any idea what it is like to be parents, and yet they wouldn't use the same reasoning for sex as they do for child rearing; they wouldn't dare say that they ought to adopt a baby to see if they would be good parents or if their parenting styles are compatible. Ideally they wouldn't being living together for years to see if they have the compatibility to live together for their marriage, when this attitude is taken to it's extreme, it essentially wants the married experience without the vows. People may want to have sex before they're married, live together before they're married, have children before they are married, at the end of the day they are doing their best to turn marriage misconstrue marriage as a formality. I say that we should leave what belongs in marriage within marriage even if you have to take a leap of faith and trust in your partner and believe that you two will be just fine in all aspects of your married life without having shared experiences such as sex, living together, and child rearing prior to the actual marriage. Secondly, consider the private nature of sex, it is something that should only be known to the two partners and no one else; no third party should be involved. Ideally none of us would be having sex with anyone other than our spouse, for someone to have wrongly shared such an intimate experience with someone other than their spouse is a distortion of God's plan for the family and human sexuality. It would be real unfortunate for two people seeking to get married (where one of the partners or both had already had sex with others) to be in a situation where they are unable to keep that intimate experience exclusive to them and their spouse because it is something that had been shared with one or more others prior to marriage. Now going back to what I started on about; does anyone really think society, that is the human community, is better off when premarital sex is accepted? I don't see how it is, a society that doesn't accept premarital sex isn't repressive, it is properly expressive in my view at least in that regard. It is better socially for people to not have had children with multiple partners to whom they have made no commitment, it is better socially for people to not share that intimate sexual experience to people to whom they have made no commitment, and the commitment I'm talking about here is more than just wanting to be boyfriend and girlfriend. If people merely reserved their sexuality for their spouse, a myriad of problems would be solved. We would see sexually transmitted diseases become less and less frequent, one of the reasons they are spreading is because people keep having sex with multiple partners and they eventually have the misfortune of contracting a disease from one of them.
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    Christians and condoms

    The Catholic position is that sex is for procreative and unitive purposes between spouses, both of these are relational, the procreative aspect can't not be relational. Artificial birth control puts something artificial between the spouses that hinders the procreative aspect which should always be present in such relations. This is also one of the reasons why the Catholic Church does not believe a marriage can take place between two people of the same sex, because marriage is intimately connected with sex and having children, and same sex couples cannot procreate. I feel that secular society has done its best to strip sex of it's moral worth and true purpose; it is marketed as a recreational activity and not something that carries with it big responsibility, and treatment that deserves respect through discretion. Sadly, I think many Christians have been influenced by this thought in the culture and have succumbed to seeing sex as a fun activity for the unity of the couple which children may or may not arise from. To me, this doesn't seem that much different from the secular notion of sex in that such Christians would merely qualify it by saying that sex is only permissible in marriage. Even in marriage, there isn't an "anything goes" principle that takes effect in regards to sex, there is still that element of sex that must be present and that is that it be open to the possibility of life, which along with the unitive purpose form a basis for how marital relations should be. I don't believe you will find much disagreement with what I've said here even among protestant denominations prior to the 20th century. I do like how you pointed out John that the Vatican position (which is the position of the Catholic Church, there is no real distinction) is really the only logically consistent one when it comes to this issue as it pertains to homosexuality. If a certain Christian sees sex as not intimately linked with procreation, and think that the morality of sex only really hinges on whether it is unitive to the couple, then they have a harder time in my opinion to logically justify why same sex couples cannot be married other than simply appealing to scripture without trying to dig deeper for underlying reasons.
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    2012 Boardie Results!

    From the awards I received, I wish to be relieved I resent the fact, that these accolades lacked tact And if it were up to me, of these awards I'd be free For though some may see me lazy, I certainly am not crazy And no awkward joke ever comes from this bloke Neither am I random, for my thoughts always flow in tandem
  14. I dunno, I'd probably sit in a corner of the room and speak passionately concerning some topic to all who would listen.
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