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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

CAN CATHOLICS FOLLOW ANOTHER PHILOSOPHER INSTEAD OF AQUINAS? CAN CATHOLICS FOLLOW ANOTHER PHILOSOPHER INSTEAD OF AQUINAS?

Can a Catholic follow a philosopher other than Aquinas? The answer is that it depends! Some philosophies teach false doctrines that are opposed to the faith. However, there are, of course, great Catholic thinkers too. What should a Catholic think about Aquinas as opposed to other Catholic philosophers? (Credit goes to one of my mentors

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THREE REASONS WHY THEOLOGY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT ONE CAN STUDY THREE REASONS WHY THEOLOGY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT ONE CAN STUDY

The idea that theology is the top subject will sound very strange to modern ears. What good is theology? Isn’t it better to study something that is more practical or that can make you more money like math or science? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, we’ll look at why the theologians like St. Thomas Aquinas

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WHY THEOLOGY IS RATIONAL AND A TRUE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE WHY THEOLOGY IS RATIONAL AND A TRUE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE

Contrary to what a lot of modern people think, we can learn important truths about the world through the study of theology. In other words, theology is rational and a true source of knowledge. Unfortunately, far too many people think theology is a myth. They think it is all based on fantasy and wishful thinking.

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CAN CATHOLICS FOLLOW ANOTHER PHILOSOPHER INSTEAD OF AQUINAS? CAN CATHOLICS FOLLOW ANOTHER PHILOSOPHER INSTEAD OF AQUINAS?

Can a Catholic follow a philosopher other than Aquinas? The answer is that it depends! Some philosophies teach false doctrines that are opposed to the faith. However, there are, of course, great Catholic thinkers too. What should a Catholic think about Aquinas as opposed to other Catholic philosophers? (Credit goes to one of my mentors

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THREE REASONS WHY THEOLOGY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT ONE CAN STUDY THREE REASONS WHY THEOLOGY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT ONE CAN STUDY

The idea that theology is the top subject will sound very strange to modern ears. What good is theology? Isn’t it better to study something that is more practical or that can make you more money like math or science? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, we’ll look at why the theologians like St. Thomas Aquinas

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WHY THEOLOGY IS RATIONAL AND A TRUE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE WHY THEOLOGY IS RATIONAL AND A TRUE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE

Contrary to what a lot of modern people think, we can learn important truths about the world through the study of theology. In other words, theology is rational and a true source of knowledge. Unfortunately, far too many people think theology is a myth. They think it is all based on fantasy and wishful thinking.

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WHY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS SUPPORTED THE DEATH PENALTY WHY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS SUPPORTED THE DEATH PENALTY

Modern Christians seem divided on the issue of the death penalty. What many don’t know is that Saint Thomas Aquinas (one of the greatest theologians of all time) not only supported the death penalty but he also anticipated many modern arguments against it. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll give you a quick overview of

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WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THE SO-CALLED “CONTRADICTIONS” IN THE GOSPELS WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THE SO-CALLED “CONTRADICTIONS” IN THE GOSPELS

Some people think there are many “contradictions” in the Gospels, and for this reason, we cannot take them as historically reliable sources. First off, it is by no means obvious that there are true contradictions in the Gospels. There are, as many Church Fathers recognized, differences in the details we see in the Gospels. But

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HOW TO DEBUNK THE MYTH THAT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE ILLOGICAL HOW TO DEBUNK THE MYTH THAT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE ILLOGICAL

I saw this meme on Facebook the other day from the “Daily Atheist Quote”.  Like many memes, it sacrifices the truth in an effort to be funny. For starters it is completely ignorant of the history of Western thought. Some of the greatest logicians in the history of the western world have also been religious

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3 REASONS WHY THE WORKS OF PAUL ARE CRITICAL FOR DEFENDING THE FAITH 3 REASONS WHY THE WORKS OF PAUL ARE CRITICAL FOR DEFENDING THE FAITH

The most common skeptical argument against the Christian faith is that this faith is a later development that is not historically representative of the “real Jesus”. There are many ways to respond to this argument but one of the best is by appealing to the works of Paul. The works of Paul are a gold

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ARE PUBLIC POOLS AND BEACHES OCCASIONS OF SIN? ARE PUBLIC POOLS AND BEACHES OCCASIONS OF SIN?

Summer is here and perhaps this is a good time for a moral reflection on a favorite modern form of recreation. Are public pools and beaches occasions of sin? Of course, there is nothing wrong with swimming pools and beaches per se. But what about as they happen to be in many cases? [*Hint –

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HOW TO ANSWER A BAD ARGUMENT AGAINST BELIEF IN MIRACLES HOW TO ANSWER A BAD ARGUMENT AGAINST BELIEF IN MIRACLES

A person on Facebook sent me a message the other day thinking that he had the “ultimate refutation” against believing in miracles. Little did he know that his argument was an old one, it goes back to the philosopher Spinoza. It’s the claim that reason demands we always hold out for a “natural explanation” for

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WHY CHANCE IS A TERRIBLE EXPLANATION FOR THE UNIVERSE WHY CHANCE IS A TERRIBLE EXPLANATION FOR THE UNIVERSE

Ever since the beginning of human existence, people have wondered about the origin of the order and complexity in the world. Where do we come from? What is the cause of all the order we see in nature? Like the oldest of the ancient Greek philosophers, modern atheists think that the tremendous order we see

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