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In summer religious education this morning...

Teacher: Today we are going to learn about reproduction and the family.

6th graders: Oh no. general grumbling

Teacher: Or, you can ask Fr. Carter  questions and we'll do this later.

After some attempts to ask a question, they weren't quite able to remember what they wanted to ask me about.

Me: Well, if you guys can't ask a good question, I'll get going.

6th grader: Okay, I have a good question: can you tell us how you became a priest in the most detail possible?

Me: Yes, it all began with my parents who loved each other very much...

6th grader: NOOOOO!! Too far back! Start when you first started to train to be a priest.

That was enjoyable. :) It's funny how insecure the youngins get around this topics.
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This one is for the true gaming fans out there. 

I know I already own a dice tower. But, this one will be super nice and very portable. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/754081504/wyrmwood-magnetic-dice-tower-system
Wyrmwood Gaming is raising funds for Wyrmwood Magnetic Dice Tower System on Kickstarter! Wyrmwood, the craftsmen that brought you the Dice Vault, are pleased to present their portable Magnetic Dice Tower system.
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A family came by today to ask if D&D was evil or demonic. Boy, did they come to talk to the right person. 
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Todd's been picked as the group GM, I imagine!
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Question of the day

1st grader: Did God use to have a real job like you do?

Me: Some people would doubt that I even have a real job!

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Good explanation of the Most Holy Trinity. 

Good counter argument against non-Trinitarian Christians. 

Even better demonstration of the association fallacy. 
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Mtt 28:19 offering a belief in the trinity is not the same thing as offering PROOF.

The mere mention of Father, son and holy Spirit is not any kind of evidence of a triune god.

God calling Himself "I Am" is strictly an ENGLISH translation of what God actually said, in Hebrew, which is, אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה which is liturally "I Will Be What I Will Be", NOT "I Am".
When Jesus used the words translated as "I Am" in your Bible, he was neither speaking English OR Hebrew.

What you are failing to realize is that it is "GOD" who is The Father of Jesus Christ!
THIS is what The Bible and Jesus declare.
100% of "The one true God" is The Father of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is "The son OF God".

God, in His entirety, is "The Father."
This is not possible if Jesus is a third of your triune god.

Blessings
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Had a great conversation with the Kindergarten class today. 

Kindergartner: Did God make toys?

Me: Yes, He made toys. 

Kindergartner: Did He make the earth?

Me: Yes, He made the earth. 

Kindergartner: Did God make us?

Me: Of course, He made us. 

Kindergartner: Why did God make us?

Me: Because He loves us and wanted someone to love him back. 

Kindergartner: How did He make us?

Me: He made us out of love... and lots of chemistry. 

When they're in 2nd grade, I'll start telling them we were also made out of dirt. :)
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I like that. :)
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7th grader: Can you really sell your soul to someone?
Me: No, it's like saying that you can own a cloud or a star. You couldn't possibly even contain them.
7th grader: But, if you were able to touch a star, would your hand go right through it?
Me: No, it would be way to hot. You'd burn up. 
7th grader: But, aren't they small?
Me: No, stars are like suns of their own solar system! 

And then I realized this was the first time someone told her what stars were. 
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To love someone means to will their good. This video explains how you can be against homosexual unions and still love them. 
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+allison hwang LOL I agree !! 
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Nice video. It is one of the best explanation of forced perspectives and visual illusions I think I've seen on the Internet. I really found what you said about art interesting toward the end. But I really wish you went more into why medieval people abandoned realistic looking art for more flat art. What was at play there? Maybe someone can comment and help me out. 
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I imagine it was probably dubbed Plebeian art later by historians, but I'm honestly not sure. I haven't come across any ancient writings that make mention of any plebeian works, as they tend to be written by aristocrats about aristocratic things. I would imagine the patricians (aristocratic Romans) had some way of referring to non aristocratic pieces, though it may not have been neatly categorized as historians have made it. They may well just have considered them lesser pieces of art without ever making an official term for them. Modern scholars love to organize and quantify things to make them more understandable, but that doesn't necessarily mean the ancient Romans thought about things in the same manner.  
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Blaise Pascal: Do little things as though they were great, because of the majesty of Jesus Christ who does them in us and who lives our life; and do the greatest things as though they were little and easy, because of His omnipotence.
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Does anyone want a 5$ coupon for Comixology? If you use it (in a 10$ purchase), I'll get a coupon, too. http://refer.comixology.com/v2/share/6143855039392697113

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I was teaching in the Religious Education today....

Me: St. John Paul II died during the last year I was in college.

4th grader: When was that?

Me: 10 years ago.

4th grader: amazed Did you have a mullet back then?

Oh those kids. :)
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Catholic Priest
Employment
  • Catholic Diocese of Trenton
    Parochial Vicar, 2011 - present
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Other names
Father Carter
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Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Trenton. Also enjoys nerdy things.
Introduction
I am open to random people I've never met commenting on anything I post. All I ask for it politeness. 

Circles I can be placed in:
  • Clergy
  • Catholic
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy Fan
  • Gamer 
  • G. K. Chesterton Fan
  • Caturday
Here's an example of the kinds of arguments I get into: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104873353332707777690/posts/GbznK7UH53M

Searchable interests: #theology #catholic #philosophy #aquinas #chesterton #whedon #carcassonne #boardgames #firefly #scifi #orsonscottcard #twilightzone #quantumleap #masseffect #portal #geek #internetculture #bol

If you ever want to play me in Carcassonne on IOS, my game center name is tMaccabeus.

Also: if you ever need to sign up for Dropbox: http://db.tt/0ghO3GN Using that link will give me more free space! :)
Bragging rights
I've been through 10 years of higher education and now have the best job in the world. :)
Education
  • St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
    M. Div, MA in Theology
  • TCNJ
    Mathematics
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