Why Is It Okay for an Atheist to Cry “Religious Discrimination”? 28

I don’t debate atheists often, but when I do, I have to ask…

How can you say you are against religion and attack it in so many ways, and then claim atheism as your religion?

For instance, did you know that Richard Dawkins filed a suit for religious discrimination after one of his book signing events was cancelled? More…

Relativism and the Decline of Religion in America 13

In 1996, Pope Benedict (then CDC prefect, Josef Cardinal Ratzinger) delivered an address to the Conference of Central American Bishops entitled, “Relativism: The Central Problem for the Faith Today” — a 10 page document I managed to summarize in 15 pages. I don’t intend another summary here.

The discourse’s title says it all: We’ve got a problem with the faith today, a central problem with a capital P — that doesn’t stand for Pool — and name of the problem is Relativism. To this effect, Ratzinger, while holding his finger on post-modern religion’s waning pulse, observed that: More…

A Skeptic’s Wager 9

Blaise Pascal

“If we submit everything to reason, our religion will have no mysterious and supernatural element. If we offend the principles of reason, our religion will be absurd and ridiculous.” — Blaise Pascal, Pensées. More…

Atheism vs. Agnosticism: Is There Any Way to Know for Certain? 17

Can anyone claim God doen’t exist?

Are agnostics just atheists who don’t want to declare their atheism? Are atheists just agnostics who don’t want to admit the possibility of a God. To be fair, we should let them speak for themselves. Here is what one renowned scientist has to say about his agnosticism:

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Ecumenism: Moving Beyond a Nation of Hypocrites 1

We Are A Christian Nation

I am going to start off saying some things that could come across as negative (because they are not positive things). My point in this article, however, is to encourage Christians to rise above all the negativity and to suggest some general lines about how to do so. The main thrust of my exhortation is that the remedy to the negative attitude towards religion is more religion, specifically, in the form of ecumenism. More…

Saint Anselm of Canterbury: Man of Faith Seeking Understanding Reply

April 21, Feast of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

St Anselm of Canterbury

I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand. More…

The Pillars of Unbelief — Sartre Reply

Sartre allegedly recanted his teaching upon his death. At any rate… damage done.

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Sartre — apostle of absurdity

Jean-Paul Sartre may be the most famous atheist of the 20th century. As such, he qualifies for anyone’s short list of “pillars of unbelief.”

Yet he may have done more to drive fence-sitters toward the faith than most Christian apologists. For Sartre has made atheism such a demanding, almost unendurable, experience that few can bear it.

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