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I just experienced one of the most disgusting things a person can do in public and still get away with it: Someone hocked a loogie the size of a softball out of an SUV while waiting for the light to change. And what made it worse? It was a woman (at least what appeared to be a woman, but I could be wrong about that as well).

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Too Young for Life in Prison

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What happens when a teen murders someone, and then is sentenced to life in prison without parole? It’s a difficult question for most. But when I read a recent article on MSNBC.com called “14 years old: Too young for life in prison?” I started thinking more about it. What came to mind is that perhaps we’re not looking at the right place to make a decision. These children committing adult crimes is only the product of something more serious: the way children are raised, and the lack of respect they’re taught.

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So What Did You Give Up for Lent?

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“So what did you give up for Lent?” It’s a frequent question you hear these days – and not just amongst Catholics. Protestants are also known to give things up for Lent. But another more common practice within the past decade is taking up something, rather than giving up something.

Though this is a noble idea to take on something for Lent – like more prayer, or giving more time to the church, or visiting someone more often, or exercising more, or donating more to a worthy cause – I believe its more an invention of today’s Church to mimic religion at a time when religion and spirituality wanes from people’s lives. Hardly a bad thing. Typically, though, it strays from the true issue – the lack of spirituality in the Church which is taught to its members. The Church, in general, has spent (and continues to do so) too much time since Vatican II watering down religion and putting God in a box. Rather than raising man to God, the Church attempts to bring God down to man, and explain Him away like a myth or a science project.

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