UPDATE #1 (2:15pm ET): Proof.
UPDATE #2 (3:25pm ET): I'm going to take a break and grab some lunch, but keep the questions coming! I'll be back soon.
UPDATE #3 (3:54pm ET): I'm back! What else perplexes you about God or religion?
UPDATE #4 (4:51pm ET): Thanks everyone! I'm heading out now to confirm over a hundreds kids at a nearby parish, but I'll check back in tonight to answer more questions.
I’m excited to be back for my third AMA! I'll be taking questions on Wednesday, April 21, from 2:00pm-3:30pm ET.
I’m here to discuss whatever most perplexes you about God, faith, Catholicism, or the spiritual life. Ask me anything!
I’m Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and host of two award-winning film series that have aired on PBS.
I’ve spoken about religion at the headquarters of Facebook, Google, and Amazon. I’ve also enjoyed talking about God with atheists such as Alex O’Connor (aka @CosmicSkeptic) and Dave Rubin.
Earlier this week I shared a wide-ranging dialogue with Jordan Peterson, on his podcast, about God, religion, the Bible, psychology, and the spiritual life.
I received a master’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992. I served as a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, and was twice scholar in residence at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican.
In 2019, I hosted another AMA, which drew nearly 15,000 comments, becoming the 9th most-commented-on AMA in Reddit history! I tried to answer as many as I could.
Both were great experiences, so I wanted to come back and do it again!
My website, https://WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year, and I'm one of the world's most followed Catholics on social media:
3.2 million+ Facebook fans
400,000+ YouTube subscribers
170,000+ [Twitter followers](https:... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve got the world’s best job (and it’s all thanks to Reddit): I’m a professional cheap flight finder.
Five years ago, Reddit helped take Scott’s Cheap Flights from a hobby to a side-hustle to a job to now a start-up with 40 people and growing.
(If you're curious you can check out Scott's Cheap Flights here, but zero pressure. Honestly!)
To say thanks, once a year or so I like to pop in and spend the day talking cheap flights and answering all your questions, travel or otherwise. And also to celebrate Redditor’s success stories getting cheap flights, including:
(If you’ve been able to book a cheap flight recently give a shout in the comment section—I wanna celebrate with you!)
And now, after years of being asked “what’s your secret to finding cheap flights?” I finally got my shit together and compiled everything I know into a book out next week, Take More Vacations: How to Search Better, Book Cheaper, and Travel the World.
One of my goals in this book was to cut through the BS misconceptions that get parroted elsewhere as cheap flight advice, like “clear your cook... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: y'all have given me a lot to think about. And I mean a lot, especially as someone who has failed more than one math class lmao. I appreciate the thoughtful responses!
Edit 2: damn, I'm glad my offhanded question has sparked such genuine conversation. Thought I'd touch on a sentiment I've seen a lot: tons of people were wondering how I'd come to conclusions that would bring me to ask this question. I'm sure it's not just me, but at least in my experience vis-á-vis the shitty american public education/non math major college, math ain't taught very well. It's taught more as "you have these different shaped blocks, and they each have a firmly defined meaning and part of that meaning is what they can do to the other blocks. Therefore we know everything the blocks can do, or can at least theorize it" and less "the blocks can be held and put together in infinite ways and be applied to infinite things that have yet to be fully imagined or understood and we're still coming up with new blocks every now and then". Buuut now I know that thanks to reddit!
When I was fourteen, I was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a non-homicide crime. I spent two-thirds of my life in prison, eighteen of which were spent in solitary confinement. With the help of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative, as well as the extraordinary woman who was my victim, I was able to advocate for and win my freedom.
I tell the full story in my new memoir, My Time Will Come, available now wherever books, e-books, and audiobooks are sold (I also read the audio). If you want to learn a bit more about me, check out the New York Times Op-Ed I wrote, my event with Bryan Stevenson last week, or my interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah last night. And order my book here!
For now, I'm looking forward to answering your questions. Ask me anything!
EDIT: I’m signing off now. Thank you for all of your questions!
Thank you to all of you who joined us for our AMA with Ben Askren. We appreciate everyone logging in and participating in the conversation. ICYMI, it’s all here for you to see!
As you probably already know, we have hardly any opportunities to vote in Europe. Now there was in the proxy documents of Game Stop on page 10 point 7 the hint regarding Broker Non-Vote. We urgently need a feedback from Mr. Carl Hagberg. My Apebro /u/Pristine_Physics_857 has already asked the question to Mr. Carl Hagberg, but we need more upvotes here.
Euroapes would be happy if you upvote the question diligently. I am sure you are also very interested in the fact that our shares can finally be counted and that we also have a decisive weighting. Even if we cannot vote directly, the recording of the number of shares is the decisive factor for all of us.
Thank you very much. Apes together strong.
Edit 11, Final Edit: Okay everyone. I have answered over 500 questions. If I didn't answer you, I apologize, but there are FAR more questions than I anticipated. There is a huge possibility your question was already answered multiple times as well, so feel free to look through the questions and answers. With what remained of my time, I tried answering questions that seemed like they hadn't been answered yet. Thank you everyone for your questions, stories, ponderings, and help. If you have a specific question that you think didn't get answers, feel free to PM me. All the best to everyone, and remember to remain diligent and disciplined in your practice. But more importantly, remember that we have no idea what life is or why anything at all is happening. So try to enjoy yourself, lucid dreaming included. I love you all.
WE ARE AWAKE!
My name is E. S. Fein, and I have been lucid dreaming for the last 19 years. I started when I was 13, getting most of my information, insight, questions, and answers from a forum that is still active today called LD4ALL.com. It is a really exceptional community (though I admit I haven't been on those forums for at least a decade).
In 2013 I published a guide to lucid dreaming on a website I developed with a small team at the time called Wondergressive.com.
The guide: Lucid Dreaming Guide
My short, free guide has been viewed millions of times on my own site, and it has been republished on countless other sites as well (with and without permission lol, though I don't mind! I WANT people to lucid dream! It's truly an exceptional tool for inward exploration). Tens of thousands of people over the past 8 years or so have reached out to me for help on their lucid dreaming journey, asking for insight beyond what I provided in the beginner's guide.
The whole reason I decided to do this was after seeing the previous lucid dreaming AMA. I really don't want all of you to think that the world of lucid dreaming is just one giant sales pitch for some dude's book. I really don't mind supporting indie authors (I'm an indie author of multiple science fiction novels myself!), but the answers were just so lackluster...it was just a big let down to me. So, I offer my knowledge and years of teaching and providing support to students in numerous fields of expertise, including lucid dreaming.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey everyone, I am a 30 year old German gastrointestinal surgeon currently working in the United States. I am a surgical resident at a German Hospital, with roughly 18 months experience, including a year of Intensive Care. I started doing research on inflammatory bowel disease at a US university hospital in 2019. While still employed in Germany, my surgical training is currently paused, so that I can focus on my research. This summer I will return to working as a surgical resident and finish my training and become a GI surgeon. The plan is to continue working in academia, because I love clinical work, research and teaching! I was a first generation college student and heavily involved in student government and associations - so feel free to also ask anything related to Medical School, education and training!
I have witnessed the past two years from two very different standpoints, one being a temporary resident of the US and the other being a German citizen. Witnessing a Trump presidency & impeachment, BLM, Kobe Bryant, RBG, a General Election, a Biden-Harris presidency, police violence, the COVID-19 pandemic, the assault on the US Capitol on January 6th, and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been quite a journey.
Obviously I am happy to try and answer any medical question, but full disclosure: none of my answers can be used or interpreted as official medical advice! If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 (and get off Reddit!), and if you are looking for medical counsel, please go see your trusted doctor! Thanks!! With that out of the way, AMA!
Alright, r/IAmA, let's do this!
Edit: hoooooly smokes, you guys are incredible and I am overwhelmed how well this has been received. Please know that I am excited to read every one of your comments, and I will try as hard as I can to address as many questions as possible. It is important to me to take time that every questions deservers, so hopefully you can understand it might take some more time now to get to your question. Thanks again, this is a great experience!!
Edit 2: Ok, r/IAmA, this is going far beyond my expectations. I will take care of my mice and eat something, but I will be back! Keep the questions coming!
Edit 3: I’m still alive, sorry, I’ll be home soon and then ready for round two. These comments, questions and the knowledge and experience shared in here is absolutely amazing!
Edit 4: alright, I’ll answer more questions now and... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm one of many users here who have xxx/xxxx+ amounts of shares. I know once things start moving forward with the squeeze, people will think more for themselves.
Those with x/xx shares will wonder, "will my fellow apes that I've held with and endured barrage upon barrage trying to hold the line, will they hold to 10m+ with me so I can have a breath of relief and be set with my family?"
You're just like me.
I say Yes, we will hold for you fellow ape. Your one share is enough and we will make it so by aiming high, beyond 10,000,000M+ a share. Why? That's simple. Because NO APE IS LEFT BEHIND. Because if I can just be a little more patient, I could set you up too. I know we all want to get ours and secure it but I know, if you're like me, eventually when you have so much, you'll naturally want to give it away because everyone around you, is like you. We're not part of the elite. We've so many shared experiences of feeling poor, unworthy, insecure financially and all the stress with it. We get it. That's why we always mock the rich because they just don't get it. Get what it's like to be poor. I'm in no way saying this like a victim, I'm actually thankful for my upbringing even if my family didn't have everything financially because it built compassion, relatability and humbleness. Lots of great qualities who make me unique and worthy in my own respect. But would I want another family to go through that, both parents and their children..?
FUCK NO. It was hard and it tore my family and childhood apart. I missed out on a lot because my parents were either busy working for money, or arguing and stressed about money, or having to SAVE everything to the point where me and my siblings got nothing for our birthdays, or go out to eat or do fun things because of "money". Money doesn't buy happiness but it sure buys time. Time with the family, time to grow, time to enjoy, time to actually LIVE. We've lived our whole lives trying to become financially free. Wishing we were millionaires and imagining all the things WE COULD DO. It buys freedom. My upbringing taught me a good deal but.. I also missed out on a lot of things. Things that money can't buy. Memories, experiences, time. Those moments that we cant ever get back or relive. Family members we can't bring back. Things that could have existed with just a little... money.
We've all been through hard times, some of us more than others. I know the fortunate ones among us are deeply grat
Long term care insurance. It’s as simple as that. Long term care insurance covers things like nursing home and assisted living facilities when you’re older. I’m in my mid 20s and recently started seeing a financial advisor. He told me about life insurance as well as long term care insurance. For like $30/month now, I’ll virtually be set later in life if I can’t take care of myself.
So stop asking “who will take care of you when you’re older”. I will take care of myself.
My wife was hit in her car last week and was NOT at fault. Citations were given to the other driver. His insurance company says they can’t move forward with the claim until they get a hold of the other driver. They have the police report but the police “were not witnesses so it doesn’t count”. They said if they can’t get in touch with their client, they won’t move forward with the claim. When asked “why would he answer your calls if he’ll never be held responsible if he doesn’t”, the agent repeated “we can’t move forward with the claim until we reach him”. What a crock.
Jinger says "That's out of the picture!"
Jill says the polar opposite and that her parents don't force them into it blah blah blah but she will court
**** just talks about himself some more like the backwoods ass mouth that he is
But Jim Bob.. this fucking guy. "Michelle had several boyfriends before me! And so much baggage! we didn't want that for our kids!" Did he forget that she was 17 when they got married? He basically inferred that Michelle was a big slut before Jim Bob rescued her from hells door and that their daughters wont date because of it.
In fact JB kind of does a lot of subtle digging at her past... when she was a fucking teenager