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

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

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

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

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

My Rejection of Protestantism

I was a Protestant for over a decade, and I prided myself in my knowledge of Protestant Systematic Theology, scriptural knowledge, and history. I was versed in the teachings of Luther and Calvin, and loved the principles of Calvinism. So why, after over ten years, did I decide to come home to the Catholic Church? … Continue reading My Rejection of Protestantism

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

Catholic Doctrine: The Eucharist

What is the Eucharist?The key doctrine of the Church is the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. Jesus gave us the Eucharist, telling us that the bread 'is' His Body, the wine 'is' His blood. We take these gifts into ourselves, thus becoming more like Jesus through God's grace. While other sacraments, such as baptism and confession … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: The Eucharist