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    Default The Psalmist and the Sex Doll

    I WASN'T CERTAIN ABOUT WHERE TO POST THIS

    I didn't want a crusade starting, nor a thread on celibacy. I for one have never found it hard to find female companionship prior to meeting Shield Maiden and find the need to use what is in the article as strange. But there is more to the discussion than that. I got this from Michael Bane via Face Book. I am not one of those who look to the Bible for solutions to everything, nor pray about what color shirt I should wear, but if we have no culture or cultural history, we really do not have a civilization. And then...we are what...nothing, so...lets chat.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/...s-to-be-alone/

    A Quote from the article?

    Romantic love and the longing for God are closely intertwined in our music and literature, in our theology, and, beneath all that, in our souls. Whatever the real cause of the Trojan War was, the legend that it was the king’s love of his wife, Helen — “Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships / And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?” as Christopher Marlowe famously put it — is the story we know, because it is a story we knew before we knew it. Religious differences have launched a few ships, too. In the Catholic tradition, the identification of the marital relationship with the divine is deeply imprinted on the rhetoric and literature, but also on the ethics and morality they support. If the relationship between God and Church is the model of the relationship between husband and wife — if each is in some way a version of the other — then that changes things, fundamentally. “Irreconcilable differences” might very well describe the states of the condition of the souls of the lost, if you believe in that sort of thing.
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    "If you want the image of a man alone in the universe, bereft, then there it is."

    When we turn inward, we find ourselves alone. And not many of us know how to be alone without loneliness. Even so, the psalmist will write a cry out of the depths, wanting communion with a living God.

    The other is sterile in every sense, sad, pathetic, ultimately inhuman and repellent.
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    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

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    Some of us are comfortable inwards - at times...and it the only place, alone, that we can organize the horror and the beauty of the life we have thusfar lived. That periodic "house cleaning" can't be done with others - even with brothers...it is done alone...and then, once the things are in their proper place, we ask the Lord Commander to come and inspect...and walk with us...and encourage us...and tell us why it was all important.

    But when that is done, we do not continue walking like ghosts among the living, We enjoy a drink with our brothers, we love our wives, we encourage our children, we sharpen our iron, and we celebrate the life that is gone so easily and so suddenly.

    Those who would have a need for the things in the article...well...let that never be one of us.
    Gabriel Suarez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    Some of us are comfortable inwards - at times...and it the only place, alone, that we can organize the horror and the beauty of the life we have thusfar lived. That periodic "house cleaning" can't be done with others - even with brothers...it is done alone...and then, once the things are in their proper place, we ask the Lord Commander to come and inspect...and walk with us...and encourage us...and tell us why it was all important.

    But when that is done, we do not continue walking like ghosts among the living, We enjoy a drink with our brothers, we love our wives, we encourage our children, we sharpen our iron, and we celebrate the life that is gone so easily and so suddenly.

    Those who would have a need for the things in the article...well...let that never be one of us.
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    Your words here, my friend, describe a key part of the epitome of the gentleman killer we all strive to embody.

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    The article leaves me to believe there is a greater emptiness in people's lives than I realized.
    Purpose has been replaced with pleasure, and lacking purpose may be the biggest tragedy of all...

    I'm not sure where the ties to God and the church came in and I'm not sure how you cover all that material in a forum. If only we had a collection of books that could explain that sort of thing.

    "Without a heart transformed by the grace of Christ, we just continue to manage external and internal darkness."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    Some of us are comfortable inwards - at times...and it the only place, alone, that we can organize the horror and the beauty of the life we have thusfar lived. That periodic "house cleaning" can't be done with others - even with brothers...it is done alone...and then, once the things are in their proper place, we ask the Lord Commander to come and inspect...and walk with us...and encourage us...and tell us why it was all important.

    But when that is done, we do not continue walking like ghosts among the living, We enjoy a drink with our brothers, we love our wives, we encourage our children, we sharpen our iron, and we celebrate the life that is gone so easily and so suddenly.

    Those who would have a need for the things in the article...well...let that never be one of us.
    Indeed. There are things that shall always remain between me and Him, things too tough and sensitive even for the best of brothers.


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