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I'm a Roman Catholic, am economically distributist-leaning, politically a traditionalist and reactionary monarchist. I currently study philosophy and theology in my spare time, and after I get through the classics, I'd like to study art and music. Yes, I see these things as central to my faith; I initially came to Catholicism through my intellect, and traditionalism through my love of beauty.

In my spare time, I like to hang out with my 2-year-old daughter, brew beer, study philosophy, cook, and read about the Hapsburg dynasty. When it comes to food and drink, I'm just as fascinated by the chemistry as I am with the taste. I'm a man of faith, science, and very bad humor. My favorite place in the world is probably the Umbrian countryside in Italy -- between the food, wine, and beautiful towns with architecture that dates back to the middle ages and are still alive and bustling, the place brings me joy.


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comment How do the Catholic and Orthodox views of original sin differ?
@Peter Turner -- St. Augustine wrote that original sin actually entailed hereditary guilt. This isn't a purely Thomistic issue.
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answered How do the Catholic and Orthodox views of original sin differ?
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comment Significance of virgins in the Catholic church
@zipquincy They aren't literal spouses -- it's a symbolic title the take on in their vows. The ordinary vocation is that of marriage, it's said that they take Christ as a spouse instead of another man. Similar to someone saying that they're married to their job, or whatever.
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answered What significance, if any, does the doctrine of the eternal virginity of Mary have?