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Offline graceseeker

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does being informed make u a better person?
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:45:01 PM »
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  • I think tracking the news (Fox) is important to making you a better person. You can't know, for example, what all is really wrong spiritually if you don't know what's going on "otherwise"

    that's my opinion.

    How can you realize that we A mericans (for example) are spoiled brats compared to how some people in the world live?

    and when we know that they need help, we can send them money. Of course, we distrustful ones are always wondering if our money is really spent on the needy..

    sigh

    so hard to trust these days... Gee, wonder why? :confused:

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 04:10:54 PM »
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  • Guess the Desert Fathers, for just one example, were really jacked up then.
    "Lord, have mercy".


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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 04:39:06 PM »
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  • Desert Fathers
    The Desert Fathers were blessed with wisdom from above. It was they who forsook the world to live in barren, hot, and hostile deserts. They did not have to rely on Fake News, as they survived on prayers and on the meager food they could grow, the bread baked by the faithful, and whatever the angels fed them in times of need.
    We, like them, may need to escape to deserts, deserted mountains, the rocky wilderness, and caves if we are to preserve our faith.
    Lord have mercy.

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 05:39:18 PM »
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  • You will never learn anything by following the news. The news is chaff, the same old dung in different packaging every day. Leave the news for one year and come back and you will see that you missed nothing.

    Once you learn the system, you will see the news for what it is, a tool brainwashing tool. 

    Learn the Catholic faith and LIVE it, and you will have a step up on 99.99% of the world.
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    For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Mat 24:24

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 09:52:22 PM »
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  • And to add to Last Tradhican's wise words, if you get rid of your TV and Fox News, and begin to read, you will learn to express yourself in a coherent fashion. That plus praying the Rosary every day will made a huge difference to your life.

    Ask yourself why you are addicted to poison? Get it out of your system ASAP.


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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 10:15:01 PM »
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  • Apologies, Graceseeker, I just noticed this on yet another of your many posts on mainstream media:


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    yes I pray the rosary
    but I fail to see how watching Fox News is somehow a bad thing. I don't take interest in every story, but we should all know what's going on in the capital. It affects us, sometimes dreadfully
    Praying the Rosary is a great plus for you as a Graceseeker.
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    Matthew used to have a great thread permanently on his front page (pinned) about the dangers inherent in watching TV. You should check it out. 
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    https://www.cathinfo.com/catholic-living-in-the-modern-world/television-excellent-article!-a-must-read!/
    I don't know why but the "excellent article" has disappeared, but the thread remains.
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    I never "know what's going on in the capital". I feel no loss for not knowing. I get most of my news from my hushand, CathInfo and books. I am reasonably well informed for my needs.
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    The trouble with dependence on TV and Fox News:
    You don't get the truth or the full story
    While your watching TV you are not using your mind, 
    you being forcefed what somebody else wants you to believe or think.
    You are bombarded with advertising and pornographic imagery
    In most homes, the TV replaces the altar as the central point and so becomes an idol.
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    That's just a few reasons not to watch. 
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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 10:49:05 PM »
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  • ... begin to read, you will learn to express yourself in a coherent fashion. 
    With all due Nadir "m'dear" I read like a "fiend", but it seems that the more that I do so, the more frequently I'm charged with incoherence.

    Not saying people shouldn't, but that it doesn't necessarily follow.
    "Lord, have mercy".

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 10:54:01 PM »
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  • Apologies, Graceseeker, I just noticed this on yet another of your many posts on mainstream media:

    Praying the Rosary is a great plus for you as a Graceseeker.
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    Matthew used to have a great thread permanently on his front page (pinned) about the dangers inherent in watching TV. You should check it out.
    .
    https://www.cathinfo.com/catholic-living-in-the-modern-world/television-excellent-article!-a-must-read!/
    I don't know why but the "excellent article" has disappeared, but the thread remains.
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    I never "know what's going on in the capital". I feel no loss for not knowing. I get most of my news from my hushand, CathInfo and books. I am reasonably well informed for my needs.
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    The trouble with dependence on TV and Fox News:
    You don't get the truth or the full story
    While your watching TV you are not using your mind,
    you being forcefed what somebody else wants you to believe or think.
    You are bombarded with advertising and pornographic imagery
    In most homes, the TV replaces the altar as the central point and so becomes an idol.
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    That's just a few reasons not to watch.
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    On another note, just when and how did the same old bilge become "news" again?

    I once contemplated a bit of ongoing "performance art", requiring massive funds of course, called "BLAH".

    It was a TV channel with people just saying "Blah" with varying inflections; everything 24/7 "blah". Movies, "news", TV series(es?), commercials, the works.

    Then I realized that this "wheel" was invented long ago, and it's showing no signs of slowing.
    "Lord, have mercy".


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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 11:15:46 PM »
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  • With all due Nadir "m'dear" I read like a "fiend", but it seems that the more that I do so, the more frequently I'm charged with incoherence.

    Not saying people shouldn't, but that it doesn't necessarily follow.
    You could be worse, couldn't you, DZ, if you didn't read like a "fiend" AND you watched Fox Lies?

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 12:51:18 AM »
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  • You could be worse, couldn't you, DZ, if you didn't read like a "fiend" AND you watched Fox Lies?
    Depends on what you mean by "worse", but this instance is in reference to an apparent correlation between reading, and in/coherence.
    "Lord, have mercy".

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 01:20:05 AM »
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  • Being a "fiendish" or avid reader does not necessarily improve someone's inherent skills in communication. 


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    « Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 01:43:56 AM »
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  • Being a "fiendish" or avid reader does not necessarily improve someone's inherent skills in communication.
    Yeah, right? That's what I'm saying.
    "Lord, have mercy".

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 04:23:29 AM »
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  • You could be worse, couldn't you, DZ, if you didn't read like a "fiend" AND you watched Fox Lies?
    Replace the word 'worse' with 'less coherent'. I'll have to refine my writing skills.


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    Being a "fiendish" or avid reader does not necessarily improve someone's inherent skills in communication.
    That's true, reading won't necessarily make a good conversationalist, but reading good literature can help us to formulate, clarify and express our thoughts, if only to ourselves and that goes a long way to understanding and coping with what situations we find ourselves in. No?

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    « Reply #13 on: October 24, 2017, 06:46:03 AM »
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  • That's true, reading won't necessarily make a good conversationalist, but reading good literature can help us to formulate, clarify and express our thoughts, if only to ourselves and that goes a long way to understanding and coping with what situations we find ourselves in. No?
    Now you're talkin'. 
    "Lord, have mercy".

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    Re: does being informed make u a better person?
    « Reply #14 on: October 24, 2017, 08:12:06 AM »
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  • Replace the word 'worse' with 'less coherent'. I'll have to refine my writing skills.

    That's true, reading won't necessarily make a good conversationalist, but reading good literature can help us to formulate, clarify and express our thoughts, if only to ourselves and that goes a long way to understanding and coping with what situations we find ourselves in. No?
    My Dad had a friend that was a self-made man, very successful in business despite having the minimum of formal education. The man would write a letter, and would put at the end:

    ,.?()-

    Dad asked him why he did that, and he said he did it so those reading the letter could put them wherever they were supposed to go.
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    For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Mat 24:24


     

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