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02/20/2013 new

(Quote) Ronald-937125 said: Sorry if I confused you but I was confused and a little annoyed by her remark wh...
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Sorry if I confused you but I was confused and a little annoyed by her remark when she grouped her opinion with the catechism…she also didn’t say anything about trying to live a healthier lifestyle and exercising since in my opinion taking drugs are a no-no.

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So are you saying diabetics should stop taking insulin? Or the person with heart disease should stop their digoxin?

02/20/2013 new

(Quote) Jan-672216 said:  Lawrence from what I remember, in Introduction to ...
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 Lawrence from what I remember, in Introduction to the Devout Life Sr. Francis De Sales offers some good, practical guidelines as far as what is o.k. in caring for one's own appearance, dress, etc. My personal opinion - plastic surgery - unless done to correct something like a disfigurement from an accident, etc. - seems a bit vain. Aging is a natural process - it's really o.k. to look our ages! And couldn't the money be better used helping the poor, and reaping eternal rewards?

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Additionally, people who rely on plastic surgery to keep themselves young usually end up with a distorted appearance.. IE: Joan Rivers and Kenny Rogers.. Let's not even talk about Michael Jackson eyepopping

02/20/2013 new

Also, some blood pressure drugs can cause the problem. I chatted with a woman on this site, who had gotten a divorce because her husband was taking blood pressure drugs and they couldn't have relations without him taking Viagra.

Now, I thought marriage was for better or worse, but in her case I guess it was till she wanted some.
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02/20/2013 new

(Quote) Jan-672216 said: Lawrence from what I remember, in Intro...
(Quote) Jan-672216 said:

Lawrence from what I remember, in Introduction to the Devout Life Sr. Francis De Sales offers some good, practical guidelines as far as what is o.k. in caring for one's own appearance, dress, etc. My personal opinion - plastic surgery - unless done to correct something like a disfigurement from an accident, etc. - seems a bit vain. Aging is a natural process - it's really o.k. to look our ages! And couldn't the money be better used helping the poor, and reaping eternal rewards?

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Just remember, if your purpose in donating money for the poor is to reap eternal rewards, you won't because that is a wrong purpose. You give to the poor because it is the right thing to do and we have been directed to. Any rewards flow from that as a free gift from God, not from our actions.

02/20/2013 new

(Quote) Donna-83441 said: So are you saying diabetics should stop taking insulin? Or the person with heart disease shoul...
(Quote) Donna-83441 said:


So are you saying diabetics should stop taking insulin? Or the person with heart disease should stop their digoxin?

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No I am not saying that. They are taking the drugs because they depend on them...it seems like that is why they are prescribed the drugs so that they will continue to take them.
It seems our health care system isn't really caring about the patient but caring about how many drugs that patients can depend on.
I don't remember going to my doctor to find a cause for a problem or to find out what I need to do to improve my life...it's always to seek treatment for some type of illness.
More people need to be proactive and start taking responsibility for their health condition...even though I have paid into the medicare program over the years, it would be nice not to use medicare benefits when I'm old.
Diabetes and heart problems are largely related to diet and life style choices.

02/20/2013 new

I feel so honored to be the first male to answer the forum. I don't beleive that it is a question of right or wrong. If one suggests that our creator made everything for a reason, Viagra is included. What men CHOOSE to do with it becomes a product of "free will" The comment that this site made it an option was cute. I don't see it as an option but recoginizing "free will" Recognizing it as option may border the passing of judgement.

Viagra was created to help an existing medical problem that is increasing among men. It is that problem that applies to the biological functions of the body. Men who have that condition in any relationship married or not, as a result, have suffered other medical problems as well as psychological problems in a relationship. Futhermore recent studies revealed that Cialis aids a condition of BPH a nopn cancerous prostate.

God does not punish and such is implied if you believe that he grants men the disfuctions. Disease, disfunctions, and the aging process are all products of our earthly body not the spirit. "Free will" is a product of the spirit and OUR choice. How we use what god gives us defines "right" and wrong". The answer to this forum is YES it is right and YES it is wrong and No is isn't right or No it is. Individual free will determines the choice otherwise our opinionated answer defines judgement.

Is it the use of Viagra that makes you feel right or wrong or is it the commercialization of it? Advertisements have one goal and that is to sell their product. Such ads are not meant to appeal to a secular or moral standard.

02/20/2013 new

I was kidding about being the first male. Glad to see that there are many that have.

02/21/2013 new

(Quote) Paul-866591 said: (Quote) Jan-672216 said: Lawrence from what I remember, i...
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Jan-672216 said:

Lawrence from what I remember, in Introduction to the Devout Life Sr. Francis De Sales offers some good, practical guidelines as far as what is o.k. in caring for one's own appearance, dress, etc. My personal opinion - plastic surgery - unless done to correct something like a disfigurement from an accident, etc. - seems a bit vain. Aging is a natural process - it's really o.k. to look our ages! And couldn't the money be better used helping the poor, and reaping eternal rewards?


Just remember, if your purpose in donating money for the poor is to reap eternal rewards, you won't because that is a wrong purpose. You give to the poor because it is the right thing to do and we have been directed to. Any rewards flow from that as a free gift from God, not from our actions.

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Paul,

Agreed - giving to the poor is the right thing to do because Jesus tells us this, but I believe Jesus also shows us the way to "lay up treasures in heaven":

Matthew 6 (Revised Standard Version)

1 "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 "Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 "And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread; 12 And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; 13 And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 16 "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
02/23/2013 new

(Quote) Paul-866591 said: Just remember, if your purpose in donating money for the poor is to reap eternal rewards,...
(Quote) Paul-866591 said:

Just remember, if your purpose in donating money for the poor is to reap eternal rewards, you won't because that is a wrong purpose. You give to the poor because it is the right thing to do and we have been directed to. Any rewards flow from that as a free gift from God, not from our actions.

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I would like to add that you do charitable acts out of love for God and others.

02/23/2013 new

Things which support fertility without being invasive or attempt to replace natural conception with a substitute (such as IVF or the coming artificial wombs) tend to be supported as the majority of married people who want to have children and are Catholic... tend to want to have children.

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