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  • A Warning About Sloth in a Story from the Old Testament

    08/10/2017 7:18:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Warning About Sloth in a Story from the Old Testament Msgr. Charles Pope • August 9, 2017 • This week in daily Mass we are presented with a vivid portrait of the sin of sloth and its effects:A critical moment has arrived for the people of Israel. Having seen the Egyptian army defeated at the Red Sea, they have now crossed the desert in a short period of time, perhaps a matter of months. It is now time to enter the Promised Land and savor its “milk and honey.” This is the Land that God had promised them...
  • Time for Some More Sloth Therapy

    09/20/2017 9:21:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
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  • The Truth About Spanking

    08/31/2017 9:19:47 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 202 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 27, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    "How to Lower Your Child's IQ," "Why Spanking Does Not Work," and other videos.
  • Why dont millennials like capitalism? Blame parents. Blame schools. Blame Obama.

    07/18/2017 7:47:56 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    The State ^ | 7-17-17 | Frank Dowd IV
    As a society, we have done millennials a disservice. An entire generation of young people in America came of age during a decade of sluggish economic growth, and as a result, many are skeptical of free enterprise and capitalism. A stunning 2016 Harvard University survey of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Millennial support for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary was proof that young people today arent enamored with capitalism. During the Obama years, the 18-29 age group heard countless presidential speeches railing...
  • Ancient Humans, Dogs Hunted Mastodon in Florida: Early Dogs Helped Humans Hunt Mammoths

    05/16/2016 2:29:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Discovery News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jennifer Viegas
    The geology of the site, as well as pollen and algae finds, suggest that the hunter-gatherers encountered the mastodon next to a small pond that both humans and animals used as a water source, the researchers believe. Waters said that the prehistoric "people knew how to find game, fresh water and materials for making tools. These people were well adapted to this environment. The site is a slam-dunk pre-Clovis site with unequivocal artifacts, clear stratigraphy and thorough dating." Another research team previously excavated the site and found what they believed were dog remains, so dogs "would most likely have been...
  • First-class cabin fuels 'air rage' among passengers flying coach, study says

    05/03/2016 8:09:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 118 replies
    L A Slimes ^ | Deborah Netburn
    If you've felt your blood pressure rise after seeing passengers being served champagne on the tarmac while you're fighting for overhead space in coach, you are not alone. A new study finds that class division in the skies can have a real and occasionally dangerous effect on passengers in both sections of a plane. And when economy-class passengers are forced to pass through the luxurious first-class area on their way to the cramped economy seats, the rate of air rage incidents is more than seven times higher than if there were no first-class seats at all. Researchers report that the...
  • Spain: Civil servant fined after skipping work for years

    02/12/2016 3:53:17 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | ALAN CLENDENNING
    The employee of a water utility owned by the Spanish city of Cadiz didn't appear at its office for up to six years and "did absolutely no work" for three years prior to his retirement in 2011, said the ruling issued last month and provided to The Associated Press Frida The case has made headlines across Spain this week, and current Cadiz Deputy Mayor Martin Vila told reporters Friday he was amazed that "a person could be hired for years and collecting (pay) without doing anything whatsoever."
  • Antidote for sloth? (One of the deadly sins)

    12/05/2015 9:55:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Antidote for sloth? 4/8/2015 Q. Do you have any suggestions for a person who is guilty of sloth and laziness? On account of it, I am often sluggish and this keeps me from many of my responsibilities and duties to be a good and prayerful Catholic.— N.W., Baltimore, Md. A. Here’s a reply from Msgr. Charles Pope: Sloth, which is one of the seven capital sins, is sorrow or aversion to the good things that God is offering us. And thus one who has sloth — and hears that God can save them from sins and enable them to do many...
  • A Study of Sloth in the Life of Lot

    07/02/2015 6:37:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Study of Sloth in the Life of Lot Msgr. Charles Pope July 1, 2015 In daily Mass this week (the 13th week of the year) we have been reading through Genesis. Tuesdays reading highlights a significant spiritual problem: sloth, one of the seven deadly sins. Sloth is a sorrow, sadness, or aversion to the good things God offers. Rather than being joyful and zealous to obtain these gifts, the slothful person sees them as too much trouble to obtain and is averse to the changes such gifts might introduce into his life. This is clearly the...
  • $357,750: NIH Funds Research for App to Promote Exercise for Marijuana Users

    06/30/2015 1:05:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 30, 2015 | 12:30 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Could an app motivate marijuana users to exercise? The National Institutes of Health is giving $357,750 in taxpayer dollars through its National Institute on Drug Abuse to State University of New York at Buffalo to find out. Currently, marijuana (MJ) is the most popular illicit drug, but there are few effective interventions to help young adults (age 18 to 25 years) to reduce their MJ intake and avoid negative consequences, including dependence, the grant noted. This study will develop and initially test an intervention [personalized feedback on MJ use + a smartphone app to promote exercise/physical activity (PA) as a...
  • What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? Its Not in Your Wallet and Its Much Closer Than You Might Think

    05/21/2015 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 95 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn polling friends as to what they think is the deepest root of all sin, I got three main answers. One was a shrug indicating no answer at all (i.e., “I dunno”). Another was to refer to Scripture: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils (1 Tim 6:10). I’ll discuss below why this is an inadequate answer. The third main response was that original sin (and the concupiscence that followed) is the source of all of our other...
  • What is Sloth? It is More Subtle and Devilish Than Mere Laziness

    03/17/2015 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-16-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is Sloth? It is More Subtle and Devilish Than Mere Laziness By: Msgr. Charles PopeOne of the more misunderstood of the cardinal sins is sloth. This is because most see it merely as laziness. But there is more to sloth than that. Let’s take a moment and consider some aspects of the cardinal sin we call sloth.The Greek word we translate as sloth is ἀκηδία akedia (a = absence + kedos = care), meaning indifference or negligence. St. Thomas speaks of sloth as sorrow for spiritual good. By it, we shun spiritual good as too toilsome (cf ST...
  • What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources?

    03/23/2015 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources? By: Msgr. Charles PopeI will be on the Catholic Answers radio show today (Monday, March 23) at 6:00PM Eastern Time. The topic will be temptation: what it isand how to avoid and overcomeit.Ive assembled some notes in preparation and Ill present them (in two parts) in the blog. Todays post focuses on what temptation is, whyGod allowsit, and what its sources are. Tomorrow Ill present the second half of the notes, which centeron how to avoid and overcome temptation.What is Temptation? A seminary teacher of mineoncedefined...
  • The Trillion-Dollar Pension Crisis Is Only Getting Worse Because People Are Living Too Long

    02/16/2015 10:47:39 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Mauldin
    John Mauldin February 16, 2015We do not have to look to Greece to find massively underfunded obligations. Here in the US we can find hundreds of examples, willingly created by politicians and businessmen who proclaim they are working for the public good. We call them pension funds, but theyre just another form of unfunded debt. A sovereign bond is a promise to pay a certain amount of money over time. A defined-benefit pension fund is a promise to pay a certain amount of income over time. The value of either is determined by the ability of the government or the...
  • Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture

    12/01/2014 7:56:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    > Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn moral decline, both personal and cultural, the problem is that not only do we desire what is evil, we also stop desiring that which is good and holy. At the heart of desiring what is evil (or what is good, but to excess), are pride, greed, lust, and gluttony. Sloth and envy are more involved in no longer desiring what is good.Sloth is a kind or sorrow or aversion to the good things God offers to us, involving everything...
  • Do You Want to Know Why Theres No ISIS Strategy?

    08/30/2014 12:10:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The White House Dossier ^ | 8-30-14 | Keith Koffler
    If you want to get some idea about why President Obama has not formulated a strategy for defeating ISIS, take a look at . . . Thursday. Yes, Thursday. On Wednesday night, reporters were given Obamas Thursday schedule. It did not mention a meeting between Obama and his national security advisors. Just before 10:00 am, we received word that he would convene a meeting with the National Security Council at 4:00 pm sharp. It sounded portentous. Such meetings arent normally scheduled so hastily or announced to reporters. Then, at about 1:45 pm, 45 minutes after the daily briefing was supposed...
  • Five Ways to Spot a Problem Employee

    08/13/2014 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Salary.Com for Business ^ | 13 August 2014 | No Byline
    Find Them Before They Spoil the Bunch As a business owner and/or manager, you work hard and spend a considerable amount of time and money on hiring the right people. Prior experience, references and whether or not the person will fit into your company's culture are all things that must be carefully examined. If you're thorough and do your homework, chances are the person will likely work out. But what happens six months, a year, or 5 years down the road when things take a turn for the worse? Employeesespecially those on the fast trackwork hard to stand out and...
  • What Happens When Teachers, Delivery People And Fast Food Workers Dont Care Anymore

    03/28/2014 11:35:58 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | March 25th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore. The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing. Of course this is not true of everyone. There are still many Americans that are extremely hard working. But overall, it really appears that people are not taking as much pride in their work as they once did. Some of the examples that I am about to show you are quite funny. Others are more than just...
  • Specter of welfare state jolts Democrats; CBO hits election pitches for jobs

    02/06/2014 5:18:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    The White House and congressional Democrats tried to limit the fallout Wednesday from the politically damaging conclusion in a Congressional Budget Office report that the Obamacare entitlement creates a major incentive for some people not to work. While some critics focused on a finding by the CBO that Obamacare will result in 2.5 million fewer workers over a decade, conservatives said the bigger fundamental issue highlighted in the report is one familiar to the welfare state that taxpayer-funded government subsidies provide disincentives for full-time work. People used to be stuck in jobs because they needed the health insurance, said...
  • On Sloth and the Noonday Devil

    06/10/2013 3:52:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/9/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more misunderstood of the deadly sins is sloth. In the wider culture sloth is often equated simply with laziness.But sloth has a lot more subtleties than simple laziness. In fact, sloth can sometimes manifest as workaholism and other frantic worldly activities and busyness.This is because sloth is most fundamentally defined as a sorrow or aversion to the good things that God offers such as a moral life, and deeper spiritual fruitfulness etc. There are some who find such things unappealing, and instead of joyfully accepting these gifts, they are sorrowful toward them or averse. One way to...