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Can Our Prayers Change Other People?

All of us have been there.  A loved one is doing things that aren’t healthy either for them or others.  They’re inflicting unnecessary pain on themselves and on you.  And you—along with everyone else—can see so clearly how and what they need to change.

Where is True Happiness Found? Part 2

Homer J. Simpson is my hero.  As I’ve mentioned before, The Simpsons is one of my all-time favorite TV shows.  One of my favorite episodes was the time Homer backed the car over his daughter Lisa’s “saxamaphone”.  (That’s how Homer pronounces saxophone) 

Where is True Happiness Found?

Meghan Markle is in crisis.  The big news in Great Britain over the past few weeks is that she and Prince Harry have decided to take a break from the public eye.  They are putting their “royal duties” on hold for a while.  As she’s explained in at least one interview, this is because of how miserable she is.  The pressures of her position have become unbearable.

Where Do Terrorists Spend Eternity?

Burning in Hell!  From the President to the Pundits to the person on the street, everyone I’ve heard celebrating ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi’s death has also been emphatic that this is how he will be spending eternity.  Given the unspeakable evil he was responsible for, I’d be hard-pressed to disagree.

What is Love?

What is love?  The main way it is understood today runs something like this: To really love someone means that you will do everything in your power to make them happy.  It means accepting and affirming whatever way they choose to live their lives.  It means excusing any harm they cause as just a “mistake” and assuring them that, no matter how bad it was, deep down they are a “good person”.  It means giving them a second (and a third, and a fourth…) chance, because, after all, they deserve it.   

Why Do You Ask?

Doesn’t it drive you crazy when someone answers your question with a question!  I had a professor in seminary who did this incessantly.  Each and every time we’d ask a deeply sincere, truly profound question of faith, he’d respond by asking: “Why do you ask?” 

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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