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the sevens

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Jumping on the bandwagon of the sevens seen at various times on various blogs:

7 things to do before I die
1. enter a convent if it's God's will

2. ride horses
3. play the piano
4. rollerblade/ice skate
5. read more spiritual books
6. travel
7. uh...I better get a job soon

7 things I cannot do
1. understand/remember trigonometry, calculus, linear equations, matrices

2. I probably can't pass the GRE at this point
3. go hungry without getting grumpy about it (after all, this is AMERICA!)
4. sleep when cold
5. sleep when in pain
6. watch TV all day without getting depressed for having done nothing
7. act

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex
1. humor/wit

2. compassion
3. integrity
4. sincerity
5. self-assurance/respect
6. intelligence
7. wisdom

7 things I say most often
1. nothing, most of the time I'm silent

2. Hi
3. Thanks
4. Sorry
5. OK
6. Yes
7. No

(7 things I hope to say most often, at least in my head)
1. Our Father...

2. Glory be...
3. Hail Mary...
4. Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls.
5. God help me.
6. Thank you Lord, for...
7. Please, Lord ... but thy will be done

7 celebrity crushes (in no particular order)
1. Sean Connery (what a man)

2. Tom Hanks (such a wholesome fellow)
3. John Malkovich (what a personality)
4. Pope John Paul II
5. Fr. Benedict Groeschel
6. Fr. Mitch Pacwa
7. Fr. John Corapi
okay, well, I might not actually have any crushes


megan said...

Hello. I randomly stumbled upon your blog and I think it's very nice. But you have a message that discourages people from supporting companies that donate to Planned Parenthood. I just wanted to say that Planned Parenthood does everything they can do to prevent women from getting into a situation where they would even consider having an abortion. I think that stopping the work of Planned Parenthood will only result in young people growing up with psychoses about how sex is Evil, and even more abortions occurring, probably in illegal ways that result in the mother dying as well. I hope you are not one of those people who thinks that is fair. I feel that people who oppose Planned Parenthood as a whole are misled.

seeking_something said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting, Megan. If X Inc. does much good, alot of charity, and many people benefit from X Inc., but X Inc. occasionally practices murder or canibalism, then I don't want X Inc. to exist. Not saying that Planned Parenthood does those things, but they support abortion and artificial birth control, which I as a Catholic believe is immoral and offends God.

What needs to be taught is not safe sex, but morality. Sex outside of marriage is wrong. Dating should be an act of finding a marriage partner. Dating for sex is wrong.

Sex is not viewed as taboo or sick, or something to be ashamed of. Rather, sex is a sacred marital act and should be placed in proper context. On the flip side, neither should virginity be viewed as sick.

megan said...

I see your point. I guess I didn't think about Catholics being against birth control in general...that makes a little more sense. Although I don't share your beliefs, I will say that I agree that morality is what's really at stake in a lot of issues we face today. A lot of the things we argue over and hate over in society could be solved by people thinking about what they are doing rather than trying to run away from the consequences. Again, I don't share your beliefs so what you call morality is not something I would like to impose on the world... but I definitely like your perspective that there is something underlying all of these issues that needs to be fixed, and then the problems themselves might be alleviated. In a sense, we are (all) treating the symptoms and not the disease. Perhaps because we don't know any other way.