User Profile: LindzJ

Member Since: May 09, 2011


  • April 9, 2012 at 9:18am

    The name of the bar, the menu, and religious pictures are NOT the issue here. Catholics have a sense of humor and I don’t know of anyone that object to any of that. The problem is the use of sacred objects. The monstrance, the chalices, anything that was known to be ACTUALLY USED at any point in time for Mass and contained the body and blood of Christ is a HUGE DEAL. Absolutely beyond words awful. Now if they purchased these objects and they were never used before in that way, and they can be 100% sure, then it would not be a big deal and I’d go there and have a drink myself. If the owners are unsure, I would hope they would find out the history on each of the pieces before they consider using them again. Otherwise, I’d sign the petition and send it to every person I know.

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  • April 3, 2012 at 4:10pm

    Awesome article.

  • March 21, 2012 at 1:33pm

    I don’t disagree with any of your comments. Just because it’s “green” doesn’t mean it necessarily makes good business sense, but there are aspects of the organization that are good. If you’re saving money it’s worth it. Only an idiot would purchase something that doesn’t give a reasonable payback period. Do you need the LEED accreditation to know you’re making smart choices? Absolutely not.

  • March 21, 2012 at 12:15pm

    LEED is an established standard that corporations are also trying to adopt to measure their performance on constructing more environmentally friendly buildings. Some of the credits are useless and stupid (bike racks), others are great (low flow devices, natural/efficient heating/cooling methods). You’re not forced to use them…they are more like ideas to consider…a goal to strive toward.

    Upfront costs for new construction are very small in comparison to operating costs over the lifetime of the building. If you can plan ahead enough to cut energy and water consumption without giving up quality of life…who wouldn’t?

    I highly doubt anyone will stop us from using PVC unless they actually find something better to offer us that can replace it. Then we can worry.

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  • March 16, 2012 at 5:33pm

    I wonder if there’s a list out there rating the most conservative schools that offer something more than just a liberal arts education. Not everyone wants a political science, literature, law, teaching, or theology degree. Engineering, math, and sciences… It must be harder to hold to your principles as you grow to a school that offers more degrees…

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  • March 15, 2012 at 1:44pm

    If they dislike Christian holidays so much why don’t they just ignore Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day instead of confusing kids? Might as well remove them all from school discussions. Christmas, Easter, Halloween…leave it at home. All kids do is goof off, eat cupcakes and watch mind-numbing movies instead of getting an education those days anyway.

  • March 14, 2012 at 7:02pm

    I’m with ya. Makes zero sense. Why on earth would you disarm those folks? Makes the situation more dangerous, not less.

  • March 12, 2012 at 2:41pm These are women rallying behind something true and good. I don’t like being misrepresented.

  • March 12, 2012 at 11:46am

    Stand with real women! –

  • February 17, 2012 at 10:16am

    I’ve been there, on the ground, and fact is men do naturally go out of their way to make sure you’re safe when things are hairy. It might be possible they could get past that instinct… I’m in shape and can pull my own weight. Regardless of sex, dragging a 200lb guy with 50lbs of gear is a lot even for men. The physical standard would need to be the same. Sorry, Ma’am, but an air-conditioned cockpit is a little different. Give Rick a break…he’s not being sexist.

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  • February 17, 2012 at 9:56am

    Joy, why don’t you go visit Afghanistan before you start pontificating about oppression. Not that I know, but isn’t an abortion pretty invasive?? I’m disgusted. Especially since even they called the unborn child, “the child, the infant…” That means you know/believe it’s a life there. I want to throw up.

  • February 17, 2012 at 9:47am

    Watch for it….new law…texting while walking is outlawed! For public safety of course. Ha ha!

  • February 15, 2012 at 5:39pm

    For a usually ridiculous comedy routine he was surprisingly pretty accurate on the Humane Vitae part and why the church says no to contraceptives. I was kinda impressed!

  • February 10, 2012 at 1:11pm

    This was no accommodation at all. It’s actually much worse. Forcing insurance companies to provide this coverage takes away the everyone’s rights to religious practice/conscience. He just openly insulted people of faith and tried to push them out of the picture. We’re not that dense…what planet is this guy from?

  • February 9, 2012 at 12:57pm

    When a Catholic goes into the confessional, Christ IS the one who really and truly forgives the sins there…once for all right…the priest acts as a sort of physical stand-in (for lack of a better word) that Christ chose to use to administer forgiveness and grace. In so doing we know in a very real way we were receiving forgiveness and grace from Christ as described/supported by scriptural references from SNOOOP1E. We get the very real benefit of examining our conscience to prepare, to verbally acknowledge our failings and reaffirm our need for Christ, and finally we get to hear the words of Christ’s forgiveness audibly. There is real genius in this Christ instituted sacrament. It has evolved a little with time, in front of the congregation or not for example, but the basic framework has not. It involves admittance and heartfelt sorrow for the sins committed, and a firm resolve to sin no more and to avoid future temptations to sin….Christ perfects that action in sacrament in a way that is uniquely grace filled. We are absolutely forgiven in the eyes of God, but the effect of the sin still remains for sure…the whole body impacted by one persons sin…we should have a strong desire to attempt to right the wrong.
    This is an imperfect explanation, but I hope those that are non-catholic may come to understand the sacrament a little better and see that maybe it’s not such a strange or bad thing.

  • January 9, 2012 at 12:27pm

    Good point. I like theblaze, but the substance is lacking at times. However, check out drudge today and you’ll see about 4 articles on the alice in wonderland tea party…slow news day???

  • January 6, 2012 at 6:02pm

    John Paul II has some amazingly excellent philosophy on love and marriage. Love and Responsibility is a must read for anyone wanting to be a better friend or spouse. Theology of the Body is a heavy read, but discusses some amazing truths from scripture about how God originally intended things to be between man and woman. Truly edifying…life changing.

  • November 14, 2011 at 7:25am

    I think the point we should all take away from the article is this: people of faith are being attacked and are waking up…we ALL need to stand together on this stuff.

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  • November 4, 2011 at 1:50pm

    The Mikey guy attacks the Air Force Academy for a living. Literally. I wish folks would have some guts at the Academy to just ignore him. He generates problems that don’t exist and shuts down the free exercise of religion for the cadets. It’s a bad situation.

  • July 13, 2011 at 9:43am

    The video is a little odd and whiney, but the basic premise stands. As supervisor, I’ve seen the effects of deployment on military families, especially young children. A few have reacted very poorly to their dad’s absence. Ex: A 1.5 yr old that was normal and happy suddenly stopped talking and became very shy/depressed when dad left and it took a year after he came back to start talking again. They were good parents. Sure it can happen anywhere, but I wouldn’t totally dismiss the idea because of the source.