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Mar. 23, 2016 at 5:24 pm

i'm screaming inside bc i have like 3 characters that are waaaaay too shy to ever say the word "se.x" and i totally just imagined them saying "the marital act" instead
 
just a small piece of happiness for anyone else who is Internally Dying bc of this thread

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JubilexThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Mar. 24, 2016 at 5:31 am

Lucy-Agnes
 
I disagree with your general view of marriage, but I think we've at this point in time burnt out our discussion on it. So I'll leave that for now unless something else comes up.
 
"Natural Family Planning is a permissable way to regulate the number/frequency of children in a family"
 
The typical failure rate of natural family planning is 24% over a one year period (and this is US data), so I wouldn't say it's all that great. Even perfect use has an up to 5% failure rate. And by perfect, I mean being completely accurate with timing.

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Lucy-AgnesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Mar. 24, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Yeah, we're beating a dead horse. :)
 
I won't argue with your statistics. The Church has many reasons for opposing con.traception, though. Google "C.ontraception's Dark Fruits" and something interesting might come up.

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lizmaria140This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 10 at 9:05 pm

Hey - as a Catholic teen, I am overjoyed to see the faith being explained so well by Lucy-Agnes. This is a late post, but . . . still. I appreciate everyone that's contributed to this post in a respectful, open manner. You're amazing. XD Discussing religion and beliefs is important. 

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Apr. 10 at 9:28 pm

I still just... really don't get the hang-up on this. If it is between two consenting adults and causes no harm to anyone, then it should be fine. I've heard the argument of trying to save people from sin, but even if it is a sin (and I have a hard time believing that God would condemn two loving people), then let God handle it...

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FunneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 30 at 9:54 pm

(Agnostic le.sb.ian talking here)
Does it really matter if g.ay relationships are natural? I mean, their souls show a clear connection in the form of love, which is unnatural, that bonds them together. In the mean time, there are species that naturally fight and kill each other in the womb. Sounds like nature isn't quite as good as it seems.

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PalindromeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jun. 4 at 10:38 am

I am Catholic and I really love my faith. However, there are a few things in the Church that I'm not sure I agree with completely. At this point in time, I'm not exactly sure WHAT my beliefs on h.omos.exuality are. On one hand, I know that the Catechism teaches against it and that certain passages in the Old Testament say that it is sin. On the other hand, however, I can't really find a good Biblical basis against h.omos.exuality besides the one in Leviticus that is found side-by-side with many societal laws that we don't follow anymore, a famous example being mixing fabrics in clothing. Jesus never said a thing about h.omos.exuality, and to me it seems that perhaps he wouldn't really care about it. My best friend is b.is.exual and I have been supportive of her. However, I see good cases on both sides of the argument. The Catholic Church's position makes sense to me, but so does the L.G.B.T. community's. I guess my pointless point is, I'm not really sure at this point. One day, I hope to form a solid opinion on this issue through prayer and thinking about it myself. :)
 
Also, I wanted to say that I am very impressed by you, @Lucy-Agnes. Though I don't always agree with what you say, you are always remarkably respectful when arguing your points. It takes a lot of patience and love to always remain so calm and friendly when in a debate. You're a gifted writer and I've noticed your Christlike dignity and love. I can tell you're a person who truly loves God. Thank you for being such a good representative of Christianity on this website and telling your opinions with love, even if I don't always wholeheartedly agree with them!

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Lucy-AgnesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 13 at 6:10 pm

Hey Palindrome! I know it's been over a month but I wanted to reply and thank you for your sweet words. :) I also wanted to encourage you to trust the Catholic Church on everything. It's through her that the Holy Spirit continues to teach us the truth, as Jesus promised He would. And to quote G. K. Chesterton (...or paraphrase perhaps; I haven't the exact words in front of me), "We need a Church that moves the world, not one that moves with the world" and "I do not need a Church to tell me when I am right, but when I am wrong." (Chesterton. I tell you that man was brilliant and he's just my favorite writer ever.) God bless you!

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