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A Giveaway to Brighten Your Pathetic, Sad Day

by Ian on December 7, 2012

As has been made clear by Protestants and Catholics who have crystal clear memories of the way the the Church was before they were born, Catholics have a worrying problem. They worry about about how sinful they are. They worry about going to heaven. They worry about going to hell. They worry that they aren't worrying enough about going to confession, Mass and bingo.

Making a living as an apologist is easy.

Yes, we Catholics have a thing or twenty to show others about worry. And we're proud of it. With Western civilization slouching towards Gomorrah (r), we Catholics are actually rejoicing. What better excuse to worry more than when Europe is sliding into antiseptic barabarism and America has more debt than the entire world has money?

While you wail and gnash your teeth in the darkness, you would do well to ignore troublemakers like Gary Zimak from the misleadingly named "Following the Truth" blog. This Catholic apologist thinks that worry is not a Catholic thing and has written a new book - The Worrier's Guide to the Bible - that tries, through amazing contortions of scripture, to convince the poor reader that confidence in God is really the Christian way.


If you like to worry, don't read this book!

In order to spread this pernicious message, Mr. Zimak is giving away two signed copies of his book. I strongly recommend that you DO NOT leave a comment below about why you trust in God because if you do you may receive one of these books in the mail. On the other hand, if you don't think you have enough to worry about, you could leave a comment and then worry that you won't win a book (even one you shouldn't read) when we announce the winner next Tuesday (12/11/12).

(For the humor impaired, we do highly recommend Gary's book and hope you weren't worrying too much about whether or not we were recommending it.)

{ 65 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen J December 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I trust in Jesus because His plans are always for the good — and are always better than mine! :)


Kylene December 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I’m very forgetful and I often forget that I don’t need to worry, so maybe this book could be a good reminder :)


Susan D December 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I trust in God because he created me in his own image, he knew me before I was born and he loves me.


Patty December 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Totally confused. I do come from …on my mothers family of 12 kids ….a family that worry. Pull the plugs its going to storm.
Dont take that off you are going to be sick.
You cant go to be a nurse….think of what you will see!
Over came all of those worries, became a nurse. Tried to live a life free from worries but developed cancer twice within the last 10 years and worry now about that returning. So I do think we all worry because God created that as part of each ones personality. Never met someone that does not worry.
Just live everyday to the fullest. Still confused but not going to worry about this.


solly gratia December 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I trust in jesus because he brought me to the Catholic Church after 20 years as a Christian. Amen.


Catholic Grammie December 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I worry so much that I could probably write a book about all the things that I do worry about that I shouldn’t. Needless to say, I’m on anti-anxiety meds and pray the rosary daily.


Marlo S. December 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I trust in God because I know he will never give me more than I can handle.


Katherine Kemila December 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Hmmm. The worrying about not worrying enough sounds very familiar – now I have to worry about whether someone’s been watching me…


Meredith December 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I joked to the priest who witnessed our wedding this past summer that my husband’s vocation primarily consists of telling me to stop worrying :P


Leslie December 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

I trust that God never intended for me to be such a worrier.


Elizabeth December 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

I trust in God because I know he is leading me with every step I take and every decision I make. He knows His path for me, and I trust in that.


Barbara December 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

I trust God because I am a walking disaster without him, but a joyful disaster with him!


Ian December 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Debbie Burchins and Ron Rolling are our winners! Please email me your addresses (webmasterATaquinasandmoreDOTcom)


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