Tom Scotus

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Why Doesn’t “Free Love” Work?

By Tom Scotus / August 15, 2014

Recently, I watched an episode of Seinfeld. It’s the one where Jerry and Elaine attempt to have a no-commitment sexual relationship. Jerry tells his friend George about the plan who says it can’t be done.

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Will Everyone Be Saved?

By Tom Scotus / August 1, 2014

I’ve met adulterers, liars, prostitutes, occultists and criminals. I saw some good in all of them and they all probably thought they were good.

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Do You Believe in CHOICE?

By Tom Scotus / July 24, 2014

As I parked behind a small car the other day, I noticed its large bumper sticker, vividly displaying one word in large capital letters: CHOICE.

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Are You An Addict?

By Tom Scotus / July 12, 2014

It was 1970 and I was 8 years old. I was returning from Italy on a large ocean liner. I had been in Italy for a couple of months and hadn’t eaten any junk food.

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Enforced Civility

By Tom Scotus / July 6, 2014

My wife and I recently boarded a city bus in Thunder Bay. I was surprised to see that about two thirds of the seats were designated as “priority” or “courtesy” seating for the elderly, the pregnant, the handicapped and parents with infants. From what I’ve been told, about a third of city buses are now set up this way. The rest only have about six seats that are specially designated.

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Euthanasia is Evil

By Tom Scotus / June 21, 2014

Tony knew he was dying. The doctor told him that his body was full of cancer. Tony couldn’t walk. He was in a hospital bed with a catheter inserted into his penis.

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Do You Love Yourself More Than You Should?

By Tom Scotus / June 7, 2014

In Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water, and he looked at it until he died. This is where we get the word narcissism, a fixation with oneself.

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Pride Goes Before A Fall

By Tom Scotus / May 15, 2014

Garth was a prideful man. He loved to humiliate and dominate others. His favourite victim for this purpose was his sidekick and best friend, Larry.

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The World Isn’t My Home

By Tom Scotus / May 5, 2014

I don’t feel as comfortable around other people as I used to. One reason is that they are constantly misunderstanding me. The other day at a family gathering, I said that parents treat each of their children differently. My father-in-law said, “Not me.

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Above All Else, Guard Your Heart

By Tom Scotus / April 18, 2014

People want the good, but are attracted to evil. People want safe streets, respectful children, friendly neighbors, good health care, faithful spouses, honest politicians, and all that is good.

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