I smoke, I am trying to quit, but at this time I smoke. I won't like, I enjoy it, it's my mental break from work, my social time with the few friends that do smoke and my alone time, time for me to decompress. But I know I need to quit for my health, and I am trying. Having said that, I also believe in personal freedom and responsibility, something that seems to be a dwelling idea. It seems that every day or so someone is trying to micromanage our lives.
Recently my sister told me that a mutual friend of ours (well to tell the truth, an ex-friend of mine) was complaining that the Catholic Church here in Detroit was banning anyone who works for the Church from attending certain "Catholic Branded" events. The friend works for a local parish and is a liberal Catholic, … Continue reading Fire them all
I read a very interesting article in Catholic Men's Quarterly, it was basically an op-end piece, but it struck a cord with me. The author was talking about how we are becoming more a a nanny state in this country, but only on certain things. His example was smoking. We have outlawed the smoking in … Continue reading The hypocrisy is mind boggling