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

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?

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 Immaculate Conception of the Ark of the New Covenant

The Immaculate Conception. The Ark of the New Covenant: two of the most misunderstood doctrines of the Church, so closely tied together! It's impossible to talk on one without the other. So what does these doctrine mean? More importantly, what do they not mean? The Immaculate ConceptionLet's do what we always do; let's go to … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: The Immaculate Conception of the Ark of the New Covenant

Be Still

Psalm 46:10 He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."Exodus 14:14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.. Being still: not exactly an easy thing to do. One may consider this a task in … Continue reading Be Still

The Three Stages of the Church

The Church is united and one, as we've discussed in a previous blog. This unity is not based on location, race, gender or any other identifying mark we use when referring to human 'oneness'. The Church is one because She shares the same founder (Christ), the same faith (Christianity), the same sacraments (the Eucharist etc), … Continue reading The Three Stages of the Church