Why do bad things happen? Whenever we recognize that something is good or bad, we are talking about a moral law. In the previous article, when we asked why did God create bad people, we simultaneously asked the question why are God’s moral laws always violated. Because the bad behavior of people violates morality, we … More Why did God create a world with so much destruction?
A common objection from skeptics of Christianity is why did God create people that went so bad? If evil is real, why create people who are susceptible to evil? Secondly, moving beyond the human creation to the physical creation, why did God create a world where there is so much pain and suffering? In this … More Why did God create bad people?
Probably the most unpopular teaching of the Catholic Church is the teaching on sex. The idea that sex is designed for a man and women only in the context of a child creating marriage has to be one of the most outdated ideas in the eyes of the pop culture. I myself believed this idea … More The Catholic Sex Talk
I realize that few people want to study the methods of the demonic. It might seem too dark of a place to go. However, my experience researching the devil gave me a better understanding of why Jesus warns us about false prophets (see Matthew 7: 15-20). Also, I realized that modern false prophets methods in … More How to spot a false prophet – part 3
In this series, we are going through a detailed investigation of what the Bible calls false prophets. So, if the reader can be patient, put their detective hat on, and follow me closely, I believe you’re going to come to a rich discovery that will launch your spiritual life into hyper-gear. To fully grasp the … More How to spot a false prophet -part 2
Human life is littered with people pushing competing teachings of what is true. It’s impossible to follow all these different ideas put forth by people and to know who is right and who is wrong. To know who is right, you need to first find out who is wrong. As Plato famously taught, when there … More How to spot a false prophet
There is an ancient philosophy that goes by the name of voluntarism. Voluntarism is the systematic favoring of the will over the intellect; where desire trumps truth. Broken down simply what voluntarism means is that what a person wants to be true becomes what is actually true. Of course, what I want to be true … More I indentify as…
In today’s modern culture we are obsessed with appearances of the body. The fashion, cosmetic, fitness, and health industry are all billion dollar industries in their own right. Now, these industries all address a crucial aspect of what it means to be a person – to care for and protect your physical body. However, to … More Want an intense workout? Try the Mass
One of the most common phrases you’ll hear critics say about mass is, “I don’t get anything out of the mass.” In this article, I want to zoom in on this typical expression to see what is going on under the surface of this phrase. However, before I do this I need to do what … More I don’t get anything out of the Mass
(Spoiler Alert) In part 1 of our study on the meaning of Lord of the Rings, we looked at the hidden Catholic themes in the story such as devotion to Mary, Confession, Exorcism, the Saints, Eucharist, and the meaning of the ring – click here to read part 1. In sum, the ring represents sin, … More Part II -The hidden meaning of Lord of the Rings