7 Quick Takes Friday (set #168)

This week: The true road to happiness. The problem of suffering. Can you be good without God? What is “Cruciform”? The fruits of a diversity focus above all else in academia. Selective media outrage. Scraping away the mold.

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How many self-help books have been written on the road to happiness? There are so many theories. Everyone has their own take, but so many paths lead away from it.

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Fr. Mark Toups addresses the problem of suffering. This is a preview video from the Ascension Press Chosen faith formation course.

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Atheists often claim adherence to a moral code. Is it possible to be “good” without God? Who determines what “good” is?

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In their third episode, Skiff and AJ (Lumen Entertainment’s What’s What In the Church animated characters) figure-out what Cruciform is:

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America’s colleges and universities are rife with racism, sexism and homophobia — or so many are told. It’s a lie and it is costing you and your college-bound offspring a fortune to maintain. Heather MacDonald explains this oft-told claim for Prager University.

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Jeff Harris at Sword of Peter captures the hypocrisy of the media:

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Finally, from the safe food supply desk here at Convert Journal we have this story. Mold – just scrape it off…   you know, the bit that grows on fruits and vegetables. Some mold is beneficial and it’s just on the surface, right?


Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was begun by Jennifer Fulwiler and is now continued by Kelly Mantoan. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Kelly for hosting this project!

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