Can There Be a “Secular Pro-Life Perspective”? 36

Image taken from Facebook page: "Pro-Life without God"

Image taken from Facebook page: “Pro-Life without God”

“Thou Shalt Not Kill,” is a mandate of conscience, not just a tenet of religion.

That means the answer to the question whether someone can be Pro-Life without God is Yes.

And No.

I’d like to put off explaining that for just a moment, More…

What’s Your Favorite Irreverent Heathen Super Bowl Commercial? Cast Your Vote! 20

Hello Everybody!

Sorry for taking Monday off and not posting anything yesterday. I was busy researching.

I invested hours of time watching the Beyoncé Super Bowl Halftime Ritual over, and over, and over…  searching for deep dark illuminati symbolism. Here is what I found: More…

The Logic of Christianity — What’s Missing? 16

I stumbled across an article this morning that I found particularly amusing: The Logic of Christianity: What am I missing?

The author was being rather tongue and cheek and admitted that she understood that many Christians would not see things the same way she sees it, so she asks, “What am I missing?” More…

The Problematic of Human Suffering 19

Love is also the richest source of the meaning of suffering, which always remains a mystery: we are conscious of the insufficiency and inadequacy of our explanations. Christ causes us to enter into the mystery and to discover the “why” of suffering, as far as we are capable of grasping the sublimity of divine love (John Paul II, Salvifici Doloris §13) More…

Apologetic Wednesday: Are Beliefs the Result of Where One Is Born? 3

Biltrix:

Great post! Reduces the atheis’s futile arguments to the absurd and places the burden of proof back on them, where it belongs.

Originally posted on Walk Good:

Christian families raise Christian children. Muslim families have Muslim children (or at least they better be or it is serious trouble). If you are born in India then you are a Hindu. If you are born in America you are a Christian, in Arabia a Muslim, on a university campus an atheist. That is how it works, right? That is what Richard Dawkins suggests. He states in the God Delusion, “If you are religious at all it is overwhelmingly probable that your religion is that of your parents. If you were born in Arkansas and you think Christianity is true and Islam false, knowing full well that you would think the opposite if you had been born in Afghanistan, you are the victim of childhood indoctrination.”

Are beliefs overwhelmingly determined by ones’ family of origin, geographic location, and social influences? Or should we take it even further and add a…

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Dialogue with an Atheist 3

As you may well know, I tend to get sucked into discussions with atheists from time to time. Some of these discussions are more logical and friendly than others are.

On this particular occasion, I was asked what were the minimal criteria for being a Christian. I made a list of simple requirements, which were approved by several believers and atheists. One objection came from one of the atheists, who said, “I’m surprised to see that you think belief in creation is a requirement.”

I instantly thoughout that this requirement should be an obvious one… So let’s see where he’s going with this. More…