‘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

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