Evidence for God’s Existence

2014-10-09T18:12:29-04:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , |

Over at Brandon Vogt's website Strange Notions here and here I have a set of arguments for God's existence which are not philosophical arguments based on Design, Prime Movers, etc, but on physical, historical evidence. The argument and evidence goes like this: If atheistic materialism is true, then the natural world must be a closed system. Everything [...]

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Atheism: Don’t Even Think About It!

2014-10-09T07:41:37-04:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Contemporary Culture|Tags: , , , |

An atheist not only does not believe in God, he doesn't believe in angels or demons. He doesn't believe in heaven or hell. He doesn't believe in the reality of the spiritual realm at all. He can't. An atheist must also be a materialist. This is where  Chesterton's observation in Orthodoxy ring home: Spiritual doctrines do [...]

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Is Religion All in Your Head?

2014-06-21T04:00:14-04:00June 21st, 2014|Categories: Contemporary Culture|Tags: , , , |

I remember how they wired up the visionaries at Medjugorje while they were experiencing their apparitions. The scientists wanted to study what was going on in their brains as they "saw" the Blessed Virgin. Religious experiences of the mystical kind occur throughout human experience and in most every kind of religion. But what is happening when [...]

Fear God – Why Not?

2013-11-05T13:17:48-04:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

"The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Says the Proverb. The critics of Christianity like to say, "Oh, I would rather choose to do good than be forced to do good out of the fear of hell." That's very nice, but what usually happens is that they don't actually do much good because they [...]

Are the Gospels a Myth?

2012-12-28T19:13:35-04:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , |

One of the most common pronouncements by the atheists in the combox is that "Christianity is a myth." In one sense they are correct. The gospel story does operate like a myth. However, most of the atheists making this comment do not seem to have a very knowledgeable understanding of myth and how it works. They don't [...]

Ed Blanch the Internet Atheist

2012-12-28T17:33:33-04:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: Ed Blanch|Tags: , , |

  Guest blogger Ed Blanch comments regularly on various religious websites and he blogs at There’s No Sky Fairy where he regularly receives 273 visits a month. Ed is taking a break from his studies at North Jersey College of Technology. Domiciled in his mom’s basement, Ed is busy developing an exciting new video game concept. He doesn’t have time [...]

Who Wrote Mark?

2012-12-18T11:42:18-04:00December 18th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , |

One of the things the atheists like to destroy is the New Testament. Without anything positive to offer themselves, they feel obliged to de-construct the authority of the New Testament if they can. A favorite way to do this is to try to show that the New Testament is a much edited, late cut and paste [...]

On Morality and Martyrdom

2012-10-19T12:23:11-04:00October 19th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , , , |

A debate has been cooking amongst various bloggers who are atheists about whether there is such a thing as objective morality. I was interested in the observations that animals behave in a 'moral' way--elephants grieve their dead herd members, dogs stand loyally beside the grave of their dead master, monkeys share and gorillas are tender toward [...]

Tale of Two Nations

2012-09-07T08:55:46-04:00September 7th, 2012|Categories: Catholic Culture, Patheos|Tags: , |

After witnessing the Democratic and Republican conventions, and watching the polls for Romney and Obama it seems increasingly clear to me that our country is fundamentally divided. The polls have the two candidates running neck and neck. It seems that exactly half the citizens are in favor of one and the other half of the population [...]


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