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  • Arguing with Ignoramuses, a.k.a. Muslims

    01/19/2019 8:26:55 AM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore some of the difficulties apologists confront while trying to refute the ingrained ignorance and deception of Islam proponents.
  • God's Name Will not be Mentioned

    12/15/2018 5:12:11 PM PST · by pcottraux · 24 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | December 15, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    God’s Name Will Not be Mentioned By Philip Cottraux I personally think there’s no such thing as an atheist. Deep down inside, everyone knows there’s a God. Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness (Romans 2:15). The reality is they don’t believe He doesn’t exist; they hate Him. The war against everything related to God, the intense hatred of all religion, and the burning desire to scrub any mention of His name from society betrays their true feelings. The murky reference to “separation of church and state” is a thinly-veiled false...
  • Bart Ehrman and the Vacuum of Islamic Thought

    12/14/2018 2:56:00 PM PST · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/13/18 | Islam Critiqued
    I'm hoping at least some Muslims who watch this will begin to allow other opinions to be sucked into the vacuum of Islamic thought on issues related to the text of the New Testament.
  • "Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation"

    11/25/2018 12:47:12 PM PST · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | November 24, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    “Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation” By Philip Cottraux I see this one pop up on Twitter from time to time, followed by atheists bragging that they’ve never met a theist who can answer it. Unfortunately, I’ve been unsuccessful tracking down its origin. In some tweets I’ve seen it connected with Sam Harris, but sifting through countless quotes as well as his book The End of Faith (this was a torturous experience) turned up nothing. Like most atheist “gotchas,” this one is riddled with false presumptions. I can already hear skeptics getting to the end of...
  • Does Suffering in the World Disprove God's Existence?

    07/14/2018 3:34:56 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 52 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | July 14, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Does Suffering in the World Disprove God’s Existence? By Philip Cottraux War. Plagues. Starvation. Natural disasters. Children dying in the streets. Rapes. Massacres. The Bible says For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16), yet why does He allow these things? If He is all-powerful, couldn’t He intervene and stop all of it in an instant? This is perhaps the most common argument against His existence, at least from my experience. If an atheist sniffs out a tweet I’ve made about God’s love, they’ll respond with an image of a child’s body blown to...
  • The Called Out Ones

    06/19/2018 8:43:07 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 71 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 6-19-2018 | Gary
    There are so many religions, let alone Christian denominations, how can anyone know what to believe?  And even if Jesus is the truth, which denomination can honestly claim to be the "closest" to the truth?  Who are the real Christians? Everything is Counterfeit Christianity For starters, it is important to understand that Judeo-Christianity predates all modern religions, beginning in the 20th century BC when Abram heeded God's call to migrate to Canaan.  His monotheistic faith not only set the stage for the Bible to be written, but also for the coming of the Messiah (the Redeemer of mankind).  Judaism proper—adherence to the...
  • Why Paul is Important to Christianity

    06/16/2018 4:18:45 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 38 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | June 16, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Why Paul Is Important to Christianity By Philip Cottraux Skeptics often ask what makes Christianity right and all other religions wrong. The implication is that various contradicting faiths renders none of them right. But the Christian’s best answer is to point out how well Christianity holds up under historical scrutiny. The ministry, death, and aftermath of Christ is the most well-documented event of the ancient world. The time span between His life and the first historical mentions of Him is the shortest in history; and even when we don’t include the sheer volumes of ancient copies of the four gospels,...
  • The Molten Sea

    05/26/2018 12:04:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 2 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 26, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Molten Sea By Philip Cottraux Exodus 30:17-18: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. The laver was a brass tub outside the tabernacle between the altar and entrance. Like a perfect procession, a ram was sacrificed at the outer altar, then the priests would enter the outer court to the brazen altar to make the burnt offerings. But they had to wash...
  • Is Progressivism Satanic?

    04/09/2018 7:18:57 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 38 replies
    New Zeal ^ | April 9, 2018 – 9:05 am EST | Thomas Wigand
    Yes, at first glance the title of this piece appears to be provocative (indeed, some probably stopped there and refused to continue reading). However, it is provocative only under two conditions. First, it is provocative when viewed within the frame of reference to which we’ve become conditioned – that is, that Progressivism and religion are examined as totally separate and distinct topics, a conceptual version of the so-called “separation of church and state” if you will. Second, it is provocative if this writer had deliberately crafted it just to get a reaction..... More at Link:
  • How Many Isaiahs Wrote Isaiah?

    03/25/2018 12:53:17 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 123 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | March 24, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux Skeptics who don’t believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God have a few problems, not the least of which is that it successfully prophesies major world events before they took place. And I’m not just talking about end-times prophecies that haven’t occurred yet. Isaiah and Daniel are the two starkest examples. I’ve already written about Daniel in my previous blog, “The Daniel Lynchpin,” which you can read here. This week I want to talk about Isaiah, why it’s come under fire by Bible critics, and resolve the “multiple authors” controversy. Isaiah’s prophetic ministry started in...
  • A Christian Perspective on Stephen Hawking’s Legacy

    03/17/2018 6:16:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 82 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | March 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 this week. A theoretical physicist, professor of mathematics at Cambridge University (a position once held by Isaac Newton), and author of the best-selling book A Brief History of Time, he was a legend in the scientific community. When Hawking spoke, the world listened. At one time, he seemed to be ambiguously deist (open to the possibility of God, but not as a loving Creator). But by the end, he was a devout atheist. In light of his death, the media has proudly displayed some of his most notorious...
  • (Catholic Caucus) "SocialCross" blog blatantly anti-Catholic.

    01/04/2018 7:27:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 3 replies
    (no source) ^ | January 4, 2018 | ConservativeStLouisGuy
    I recently became aware of this blog: https://socialcross.org/ (Social Cross). It advertises itself as being a moral, Christian alternative to Facebook. I joined it a whim - and since I've been there (a little over 1-2 months) three fellow Catholic posters (also registered on the site) were booted off because they "offended" the owner of the site - "Pastor" Rich. In other words, they were booted off because they posted refutations to the lies daily posted on Social Cross regarding Catholics. One might call it a "feeding frenzy" that immediately occurs every time "Pastor" Rich posts a blatantly anti-Catholic missive....
  • What is a true Christian?

    06/17/2017 11:44:41 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 37 replies
    gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | unknown
    Question: "What is a true Christian?" Answer: According to Acts 11:26, the followers of Jesus were first called Christians at Antioch. Why were they called Christians? Because they were “followers of Christ.” They had committed their lives to “walk as Jesus did” (1 John 2:6). Other Scriptures explain how a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ and begins this relationship. For example, Ephesians 2:8-9 reveals that a person becomes a Christian by faith, not by following a list of rules or good works: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/1/17)[Prayer]

    04/01/2017 6:29:56 AM PDT · by left that other site · 33 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/1/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms Psalm 135 Psalm 135 1 Praise the Lord.[a] Praise the name of the Lord;     praise him, you servants of the Lord, 2 you who minister in the house of the Lord,     in the courts of the house of our God. 3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;     sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant. 4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own,     Israel to be his treasured possession. 5 I know that the Lord is great,     that our Lord is greater than all gods. 6 The Lord does...
  • [Copied and retitled by blogger "Papa Giorgio" onto personal YouTube account ] Muhammad Talks to "

    I am not a fan of the show.... but was listening to him (Neil Saavedra, AKA, "Jesus Christ") on the way to get coffee for the wife and I while we were watching the niece. I enjoyed the call. I may start listening and uploading stuff like it in the future. BUT KNOW that a dude who responds like Jesus, is, ...well... creepy and borderline blasphemous in my mind.
  • Satan’s Civil Rights

    11/21/2016 7:31:16 PM PST · by truthxchange · 3 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 11/21/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    For the first time, a Satanist group has official permission to meet in a public school at the end of the school day. An After School Satan Club (ASSC) meeting was held at Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Oregon on November 16th, 2016. The previous day, at Parkrose Middle School (also in Portland), the Satanic Temple made a presentation that was supposed to be open to the community and press but was not. The second ASSC is set to meet at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma on Wednesday, December 14th. Approved in September, the ASSC, seeks to provide an...
  • ‘President’ Hillary Clinton: Definition of a Nightmare

    07/13/2016 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 172 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 7/10/'16 | Donny Fuchs
    I rarely write about American politics. Here in Israel, existential national threats prevent me from dwelling on America’s problems. In Israel, Arabs butcher our thirteen-year-old daughters in their bedrooms and gun down our brothers and fathers, and the impotent leadership responds in typical fashion— with powerful speeches to comfort the bereaved. So naturally the demise of America cannot take up much of my time. But that doesn’t mean I’m disinterested. I am concerned with America’s welfare. As a Jew with a sense of history, I appreciate the haven America provided us throughout the last few centuries, when most countries offered...
  • The Ark Encounter Opens To The Public

    07/11/2016 7:44:01 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 28 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/11/16 | Gary
    The Ark Encounter, a full-scale, 510-foot long model of Noah's Ark, has opened to the public in Grant County, Kentucky.  It is the largest timber frame structure in the United States and the largest free-standing timber frame structure in the world. I find this fascinating in light of biblical prophecy, specifically 2 Peter 3:3-10: Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But...
  • Lord’s Judgment Will Not Be Delayed Forever - A Meditation on the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel

    06/21/2016 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Lord’s Judgment Will Not Be Delayed Forever – A Meditation on the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel Msgr. Charles Pope • June 20, 2016 • This post is a kind of follow-on from yesterday’s post as we read the stories of wickedness in ancient Israel and what God did about it.The first reading from Monday’s Mass (of the 12th week of the year) describes a crucial, crushing moment in the history of ancient Israel: the loss of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction and deportation of what came to be called the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.Shalmaneser, king...
  • Deconstructing Islam with Apologist Jay Smith Part 1 (video)

    03/21/2016 10:00:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    RealLifeJackHibbs ^ | Mar 18, 2016 | Jack Hibbs / Jau Smith
    Jay Smith provides an update on the pulse of Islam. Is Islam experiencing a reformation? How does the Jesus of the Bible compared to the Quran differ? Tune in for insightful findings.