Challenging Mormonism

I haven't written about Mormonism yet, mainly because it's such a strange and complex notion. Here goes. What I'll do is list a 'doctrine' of the Latter Day Saints, and then write about how the doctrine doesn't hold up to scripture or logic. Many gods of Mormonism"How many Gods there are, I do not know. … Continue reading Challenging Mormonism

The Golden Rule and Love

The Golden Rule is the command we receive from Jesus that informs us on how to act towards other people. That's not to say that we need to be told how to treat other human beings, but that Jesus summarized our interactions with one another in this simple command: "Do to others what you want … Continue reading The Golden Rule and Love

Abortion

Abortion is one of the toughest subjects to talk about within society, but it needs to be discussed. Either those who are pro-life are wrong, or those who are pro-choice are in error; not discussing the subject doesn't mean that one side isn't right and the other wrong.Disclaimer: I'm a biological male. There's a reason … Continue reading Abortion

Catholic Doctrine: The Four Marks of the Church of Christ

THE FOUR MARKS OF THE CHURCH The Church has always considered there to be four marks of identification; these marks point to the authenticity of the Church in question, and so must be visible that the Church in question can be identified as 'true'. The Four Marks: One: The Church in question must be truly … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: The Four Marks of the Church of Christ

A Response to ‘A Case for Christmas critique.’

https://clubschadenfreude.com/2020/12/23/not-so-polite-dinner-conversation-a-case-for-christmas-critique-part-4/ A Response to a Response: Yes, we're doing thathttps://clubschadenfreude.com has responded to a book by Lee Strobel, 'A Case For Christmas.' I haven't read it, it's not the sort of Christian book I enjoy because it's a very specific topic. As usual, the author's words will be in italic, mine in standard text. But … Continue reading A Response to ‘A Case for Christmas critique.’

Response to ‘Not So Polite Dinner Conversation’ on the topic of free will

This is a blog in response to 'Not So Polite Dinner Conversation' blog. In the blog the author claimed that the Bible doesn't support the concept of free will. As a Catholic, I'd obviously disagree.To support the claims, the author copies several passages that were put forward by 'biblestudytools.com' that supposedly suggest free will, and … Continue reading Response to ‘Not So Polite Dinner Conversation’ on the topic of free will

Catholic Doctrine: Mary: The Virgin

Who is Mary?Let's start with the basics, and not assume that people know what the Church believes. Mary was a Jewess from the Israelite tribe of Judah; this means that the Blessed Virgin was a descendent of King David, as was her Son, Jesus of Nazareth.According to Church tradition, Mary was dedicated to God at … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: Mary: The Virgin

A Conversation with an Atheist

A: Religion: Society’s accepted mental illness.Me: In what sense?A: The belief that a god impregnates a virgin to give birth to himself, then sacrifices himself to himself to save you from himself. That’s obsessive compulsive neurosis.Me: It would be odd, if we phrased it like that. But we understand the person who is being sacrificed … Continue reading A Conversation with an Atheist

A Conversation with a Modalist

Modalist: 1 Timothy 2:5 For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. Me: We agree. There is one unique mediator that can reconcile man with God- Jesus. We don't believe Mary can reconcile God with humanity. Let's read what else Paul says: "First of all, then, … Continue reading A Conversation with a Modalist

Challenging Modalists/Oneness Pentecostals

Modalism is the doctrine of Sabelius, who taught that the Father became the Son, who in turn became the Holy Spirit. Modalists teach that these 'forms' are not three, distinct, co-present persons, but rather one person operating in different 'modes' through the plan of salvation; hence 'modalism.' Let's just ask some simple questions:Jesus is the … Continue reading Challenging Modalists/Oneness Pentecostals