I recently listened to a podcast from Catholic Answers where Peter Kreeft was a guest. For those who don’t know, Peter Kreeft is a Catholic convert from Calvinism and one of the greatest Philosophers of our day. Both Catholics and Protestants read his works and make good use of them. He is also heavily involved in the pro-life movement and has written books like The Unaborted Socrates. In other words, we have a lot to thank him for.
Bart Ehrman has really been helping the enemies of God. He has quite a corpus of material against Christian orthodoxy. Atheists and Muslims are more than eager to purchase his books and accept his conclusions; often uncritically. Sadly, there is nothing that we can do about this except to learn to respond to these criticisms.
Back in September, British writer Tom Holland wrote an article about how he changed his mind on Christianity. He specifically stated that his morality was not Greek or Roman but Christian. Holland is an atheist and has been for most of his life.
If you’ve ever talked to a recent graduate from High School, you’ll realize how intellectually bankrupt our society has become. Our education is completely shot. Pretty much everything that I’ve learned, has come from reading after University. The enemies of God are having a tremendous amount of success promoting evil since the current generation doesn’t know how to think critically.
In being an effective debater you need two things. You need proper debating tactics and you need information. Information comes with time and reading but if you never master the proper debating tactics, it’s almost uselss. The key to debating is not to defeat your opponent but to let your opponent defeat himself. This is done by asking the right questions.
What makes a country a Christian Nation? In most Western countries about 80% of people are baptized and traditional Christian holidays are celebrated. December 25 is a day off in most Western countries. Also, if we drive through towns and cities we see Churches everywhere. Are we a Christian nation? The answer is no.
During my University years a flurry of atheist books came out. Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and of course Christopher Hitchens came out with polemics against religion. I picked up a copy of God is Not Great and read it through. Hitchens could write really well and he sure could argue. He was not afraid to take any position, no matter how unpopular, even amongst his fellow atheists.
In the days following the mass shooting of homosexuals in Orlando by an Islamic supporter of ISIS, I have some thoughts. It’s quite amusing to look at the angry anti-Christian leftists in the media. They simply don’t know what to do. If this was a fundamentalist Christian who killed these homosexuals, there would be no problem. Since it was a Muslim supporter of ISIS they’ve had problems. The media will fall on its sword for Islam and for homosexuality. The poor leftists are confused. It’s kind of amusing to watch them running in circles like a dog chasing its tail.
A few years ago, I watched this debate between David Wood and Anjem Choudary. The topic of the debate is: “Would Sharia Help the West?” Sadly, David Wood took the wrong approach. Attacking Sharia is good but then when he went about defending how things are in the West I shook my head.