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

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

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.’

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