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“MOM, I DON’T BELIEVE IN JESUS ANYMORE.” NEW POLL: 40% THINK JESUS NEVER EXISTED

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“MOM, I DON’T BELIEVE IN JESUS ANYMORE.” NEW POLL: 40% THINK JESUS NEVER EXISTED

A new poll in the UK shows that 40% of people think Jesus was a mythical figure and did not really exist. Based on polling data of 3000 people the article says: “More than a third of people (39%) thought Jesus was a mythical figure, rather than actually existing in history. This was particularly the case

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THIS IS A TEST On God

DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE? DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE?

A lot of people think that the book of Genesis conflicts with modern science. They assume that the creation account there along with the story of Adam cannot be reconciled with what we learn in cosmology or biology. But this is simply not true. Now there are in fact a number of things we do

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WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH

This is an important message for Catholic parents regarding raising kids in our secular culture. Taken from a talk delivered to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference 2017.   Get The Introduction To The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas program here. This course covers the following topics (and more): Why Philosophy is Important Why Aquinas’ Philosophy

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WHY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY WHY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY

Some people think believing in Christianity is unreasonable. Maybe they have never heard any good reasons in favor of it, or maybe they have. Nevertheless, what many of these people don’t realize is that the rejection of Christianity comes with its own set of absurdities. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about why the evidence shows

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DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE? DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE?

A lot of people think that the book of Genesis conflicts with modern science. They assume that the creation account there along with the story of Adam cannot be reconciled with what we learn in cosmology or biology. But this is simply not true. Now there are in fact a number of things we do

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WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH

This is an important message for Catholic parents regarding raising kids in our secular culture. Taken from a talk delivered to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference 2017.   Get The Introduction To The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas program here. This course covers the following topics (and more): Why Philosophy is Important Why Aquinas’ Philosophy

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WHY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY WHY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY

Some people think believing in Christianity is unreasonable. Maybe they have never heard any good reasons in favor of it, or maybe they have. Nevertheless, what many of these people don’t realize is that the rejection of Christianity comes with its own set of absurdities. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about why the evidence shows

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WE NEED TO GET READY TO DIE WE NEED TO GET READY TO DIE

Citing Augustine, St. Alphonsus Liguori says “God has not promised you tomorrow; perhaps He will give it to you and perhaps He will deny it to you as He has denied it to so many.” In the middle ages there was an entire genre of literature on the theme of “dying well”. St Robert Bellarmine’s

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Catholic Church Beatifies Famous Japanese Samurai Catholic Church Beatifies Famous Japanese Samurai

  On Tuesday Feb 7th 2017, the Catholic Church beatified Takayama Ukon, a Japanese Christian samurai and feudal lord who died in exile about 400 years ago after refusing to renounce his faith. According to Wikipedia, Ukon was expelled from Japan after the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the ruler of the time, prohibited the Christian faith.

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WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WRONG THINGS (AND HOW TO STOP DOING THAT) WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WRONG THINGS (AND HOW TO STOP DOING THAT)

Undoubtedly one of the biggest problems in the world is that people believe things that simply aren’t true. But why does this happen? After all nobody really wants to be in error. Nobody wants to have false beliefs. Yet it happens all the time. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about why people believe

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HOW TO HAVE INTERIOR PEACE HOW TO HAVE INTERIOR PEACE

Everyone wants interior peace, that peace of soul that may be described as an overall satisfaction with one’s life. But the problem is almost everyone does things that completely sabotages that peace. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about how to stop doing that and truly gain interior peace. Click the play button or

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BISHOP BARRON: CATHOLICS ARE DROPPING THE BALL ON APOLOGETICS BISHOP BARRON: CATHOLICS ARE DROPPING THE BALL ON APOLOGETICS

This is a great video by Bishop Robert Barron. As I often talk about here, many people, especially the young, are leaving Christianity and the Catholic faith in droves. No it’s not because Church goers aren’t nice enough. It’s not even principally because these people are always mired in sin. It’s because THEY DON’T THINK

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THE PROBLEM WITH SAYING “ONLY SCIENCE GIVES US KNOWLEDGE” THE PROBLEM WITH SAYING “ONLY SCIENCE GIVES US KNOWLEDGE”

Without a doubt, modern science is the most important intellectual influence shaping our culture today. And there is no reason for any philosopher to attack science itself. Science is a wonderful way in which we can acquire knowledge about the world. But the problem is this… Many people today hold an exaggerated view of science.

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WHY MORALITY HAS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED IN THE MODERN WORLD WHY MORALITY HAS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED IN THE MODERN WORLD

There has been a complete decline of morality in the modern world. That is not to say moral debates don’t still occur (of course they do). Rather it is to say that the moral terms and ideas used in contemporary moral debates are meaningless because they have been stripped out of their proper context. You see, real

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