Tuesday, December 11, 2012


"Unbelievers deny transcendence and spiritual intuition, thereby disenchanting their world in the process. They bash their heads against the steel cage of their constricted worldview in search of complete certainty and then call the blood objective knowledge..."

          ~ Fr. Benigno Beltran - Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain (pg 63)

Monday, December 10, 2012

On White-knuckling

Just white-knuckling your way from one desperate masturbatory fall-down to the next, motivated by the fear of eternal punishment, or the feeling that sex will make you dirty, that's not chastity.  That's just self-torture. 

          ~ Melinda Selmys - Zwischenzug

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hey, that rhymes.

I've been working with some recent college grads teaching them about the importance of keeping a Sabbath.  While trying to address their fears about keeping one, it just came out this way:

The Sabbath is celebration at heart, but requires discipline to start.