Common Arguments Atheists Make

"Atheism isn't a claim, since we are not believing in something, and I do not need a reason for not believing in God." This isn't the definition of atheism; atheism comes from the Latin word 'atheos', which is the pejorative 'no God.' This is an affirmation, and so needs a defence. Not only that, but … Continue reading Common Arguments Atheists Make

Jesus: The Gardener

"Let us create human beings in our own image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth." To be made in the image of God is one of the greatest … Continue reading Jesus: The Gardener

Atheists At It Again

Clubshadenfreude is at it again ladies and gents! Here's the newest blog, which is a response to a fellow Catholic blogger, Christine Chasehttps://authorchristinachase.com/2021/04/15/of-false-gods/https://clubschadenfreude.com/2021/05/12/not-so-polite-dinner-conversation-a-discussion-with-a-catholic/ Club:"I’ve recently been crossing swords with a Roman Catholic, Christina Chase. She has a blog and I commented on a poem she wrote. Then we ended up chatting in the comments. This … Continue reading Atheists At It Again

A Brief FAQ For Catholics

Why do Catholics Worship Mary?This is a common accusation made against Catholics, especially from Protestants. They make an assumption that if we direct something that they assume is only for God to Mary, that's worship. It's not.The Bible tells us that true worship begins in the heart, that it's an outpouring of love, reverence, fear, … Continue reading A Brief FAQ For Catholics

‘How’ and ‘What’ is a Christian?

The dictionary defines 'Christian' as 'someone who professes belief in the teachings of Christianity; a person who has received Christian baptism.' It's a strange thing, we think we know what a Christian is, but actually we're usually just compounding 'what' a Christian is with 'how' a Christian should be. Let's look at the difference. What … Continue reading ‘How’ and ‘What’ is a Christian?

Another Response

This a response to a blog that criticizes common Christian expressions. Original BloggerMe I’ll Pray for You“Oh that’s nice. So, what are you praying for? I do need to know so I can give you reports on how well you are doing. ” If they own up to what they are praying for: “Hmmm, okay, … Continue reading Another Response

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

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