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1 posted on 01/14/2014 8:25:45 PM PST by marshmallow
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Sad story. Not for the daughter...


2 posted on 01/14/2014 8:35:21 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: marshmallow

Just because the parents may not be among the elect, it doesn’t mean that the daughter can’t be. Anyhow, good on the parents for being supportive—even if they don’t understand.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 8:35:48 PM PST by House Atreides
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“Over the years, when I bothered to think about it at all, I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.”

What a moronic statement. Completely ignorant of both science and religion.

1) there is no scientific theory of life and the universe

2) she’s just mistaken science for another spiritual view or religion.

Maybe her daughter can teach her some things, but I am not going to click through to read this whole thing.

She starts off talking about herself exclusively and i doubt the self absorption becomes less.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 8:35:50 PM PST by ifinnegan
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If a Catholic parent had a daughter who announced she was a lesbian atheist, the overwhelming sentiment would be that the parent should embrace and accept the daughter for “who she is.” I guess it doesn’t work in reverse.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 8:35:57 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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6 posted on 01/14/2014 8:36:09 PM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.

This is the blindness and rationalization of atheists. That somehow God and science are opposites. That somehow mankind's ridiculously small understanding of "science" will allow complete explanation of the universe. That somehow God can not be "proven."

7 posted on 01/14/2014 8:38:40 PM PST by PGR88
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See God working through the child to soften the parents.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 8:39:12 PM PST by freemama
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“I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.”

That is probably one of the stupidest statements I have ever heard. The false conflict between religion and science is used by people who want to make themselves seem smarter than people of faith. It is also a justification for their refusal to live by the personal moral code that religion requires.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 8:41:37 PM PST by detective
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Episode of M.A.S.H, Guy was asked if he wanted a Priest, said no I am a atheist , Dr said really? Guy says, swear to God


10 posted on 01/14/2014 8:44:35 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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“We enrolled our little girl at a local Catholic school, selected purely on the recommendation of a colleague for the quality of its education”

What did you expect?

Our son is in a Catholic school, and if he says he wants to be Catholic, it’s no skin off my nose. I would not be shocked, since we sent him there. Happened to his grandmother, at the same school.

Why do people put children in such a situation if they are going to have a problem with possible consequences? How dumb is that?


18 posted on 01/14/2014 8:53:50 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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Don’t scroll down to the comments. Guardianistas are some of the most vile fascists I’ve ever had the displeasure of hearing from and they don’t disappoint here. Let’s hope the British Muslims pay them a visit.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 8:53:54 PM PST by Viennacon
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The daughter will lead the rest of them back home


20 posted on 01/14/2014 8:54:07 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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*8For me, it means regular trips to the presbytery for extra “Catholic lessons”. It means going to church for family mass on Sundays and not knowing when to sit or stand; **

Good for this dad. May the daughter bring him and her mother to the Catholic Church.


25 posted on 01/14/2014 9:00:58 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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As C. S. Lewis might put it, an atheist couple who wants to pass atheism on to their children really cannot be too careful of their schooling.


30 posted on 01/14/2014 9:17:21 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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There is a children’s book on this topic. I cannot remember the title.
It is about a teenaged girl who is expelled from a high dollar private because of something she didn’t do. The only school that will take her is a Catholic one that has a very strict dress and discipline code. She is upset at her secular, atheist parents for not standing up for her and making her go to that school. She decides that the best way to get back at them for putting her in Catholic school is to pretend to become religious which will mortify her parents. After a while she discovers that has stoped pretending.

It was a pretty well written book for teenagers


36 posted on 01/14/2014 10:10:47 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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>> Over the years, when I bothered to think about it at all, I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.

Atheists are idiots.


39 posted on 01/14/2014 10:54:09 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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God Bless the daugther. May she become a bright shinning light for her parents.


45 posted on 01/15/2014 2:58:47 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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...prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one...

I'm curious. Where does the author believe there is a conflict?

46 posted on 01/15/2014 3:44:46 AM PST by kidd
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sounds like this lapsed cradle Catholic is innately leary of atheism and covers the options with “the God of Spinoza”


47 posted on 01/15/2014 4:05:44 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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Irresistible grace. It doesn’t matter who your parents are, if you are elect you will believe.


50 posted on 01/15/2014 4:56:02 AM PST by circlecity
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