Let No Man Deceive You With Vain Words…or Bogus Statistics

Elijah the Prophet

If you’re a religious conservative living in the anti-Christian West, you’ve probably heard this argument put forward by either secular or “Christian” liberals.  It goes something like this: Did you know X% of Christians/Catholics believe in this or that liberal idea that goes contrary to the Traditional Christian faith.  Yes, polling has become an idol for liberals and apostates.  It reveals their true liberal agenda as well.  They don’t want to destroy Christianity, they want to ruin it and marvel in it’s defeat.  I don’t know about you but I know that true Christianity will exist until the end of time.  Liberals will never be able to defeat it.  After all, who is more powerful: liberals or the Holy Spirit?

Scholasticism and the Russian Language

My Russian Bible

I’m a student of the Russian language. A few days ago I was in a class and my teacher explained a concept.  It was a tough concept and I wanted to understand it perfectly.  I simply kept asking questions one after another.  I wanted to make sure that I understood the semantic domain of the words when this rule is used and if there were any exceptions to this rule.  After several minutes, looking flustered, she looked up at me and said: “Why are you asking so many questions?”

Who is the Greatest Enemy of our Civilization?

The Pharisees

Who exactly is the greatest danger to our civilization?  It’s probably not who you think.  When I ask most people, I hear a large amount of answers.  These answers include Muslims, Jews, Freemasons, bankers, injury lawyers, homosexual activists, people who make and distribute porn, and many others.  Let’s call them the usual suspects for brevity.

Happy Canada Day: Patriotism and Catholicism

Happy Canada Day!  To my non-Canadian readers, let me inform you that today is Canada Day; the anniversary of the birth of our nation, similar to what July 4 is to Americans.  Today, Canada turns 150 years old.  This may seem impressive but in the end does it really matter?  Although I am a tax paying citizen of Canada, my earthly citizenship is far less relevant compared to my eternal citizenship.  I’m also a member of the Catholic Church, an organization that has existed since the New Testament and will continue to exist until the end of time.  Canada can’t beat that.

The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher

A Review

Western civilization will soon collapse.  Rod Dreher gives us a brilliant way out that we all should at least consider.  In his book, The Benedict Option, Dreher holds St. Benedict up as a prime example of how modern believers can form lasting institutions that can survive the impending collapse of the West and help remake the West post-collapse.

James White, Sam Shamoun, Keith Thompson, Brannon Howse, Robert Spencer, and the Rest of Them

One critic of White posted a picture of him like this. Was it really necessary? No it wasn’t.

Calvinist apologist James White has responded to my posts twice.  The last time, he spent over an hour responding to a critique that I made of him.  I think that everyone can agree that White and I are not on the same side.  I desperately want to see the man become a Catholic just as much as he wants me to stop being one.  Recently, many of his fellow Calvinists have criticized him on an interfaith dialogue that he had with Islamic apologist Dr. Yasir Qadhi.  I have criticized this dialogue as well.  It came as quite a shock that someone like White would participate in it.  Regardless, he did and he still continues to defend what he did.

At the same time, I will admit that the attacks against White have gone overboard.  This event happened months ago.  It ended with the parting of ways of Sam Shamoun and James White.  Why is this coming up again, months later?  To all the Calvinists who are criticizing White I say the following:

Building a Bridge by Fr. James Martin, SJ

A Review

On June 13, 2017, the book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity was released.  It was written by the well known American Jesuit Fr. James Martin.  A few things should be pointed out about this book.  The first is that it is not published by a Catholic publishing company; it is published by HarperOne like most of his books.  Second, while it doesn’t contain the Imprimatur from the local Bishop, it does contain an Imprimi Potest from Fr. John Cicero, the Jesuit Provincial Superior of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus.  I think that says quite a big about the current state of the Jesuits.  Lastly, Fr. Martin is known to be a rank modernist.  I didn’t expect the apostolic faith to be upheld in this book.  In case you’re wondering, it wasn’t.

Effective Debating Techniques

I debate with many groups of people.  Debating takes a lot of practice and a lot of logic.  It is especially important that one knows how to disarm arguments against your position.  This is often done by shifting the burden of proof.  I will provide two examples.  One with respect to abortion and the other with respect to Islam.