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WHY YOU CANNOT LIVE A GOOD LIFE WITHOUT GOD

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

Can you live a good life without God? A lot of secular minded people think they can. In fact, there are many new atheist billboards popping up saying this very thing. But in fact, this is not true. In order for us to live a truly good life, it must BOTH be the case that

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WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ATHEISTS TO BE SAVED

Jul 31st, 2017 | By

Can atheists be saved? A lot of people think so. We live in a pluralistic society that is very indifferent towards religion. Most today think practically everyone (except perhaps Hitler) is on a rocket ship to Heaven. This “universalism” regarding salvation would also include atheists. Many think that if an atheist is a “good person” they too

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THE SILLY “WHO CAUSED GOD?” OBJECTION

Jul 28th, 2017 | By

Many times, when faced with a well-articulated First Cause argument for the existence of God, atheists will respond by saying something like “Ok, well if everything needs a cause, then who caused God?” Even intellectuals who should know better, like atheist Bertrand Russell and Richard Dawkins, have said this. However, this is sadly one of

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CAN CATHOLICS FOLLOW ANOTHER PHILOSOPHER INSTEAD OF AQUINAS?

Jul 20th, 2017 | By

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

Jul 17th, 2017 | By

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

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

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

Jul 4th, 2017 | By

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

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By

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

Jun 29th, 2017 | By

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

Jun 28th, 2017 | By

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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