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.
Have you ever heard of Omar Khadr? He’s a Canadian born Muslim Jihadi who fought with the Taliban. He killed an American medic and blinded another in Afghanistan. Watch the video that I’ve provided above if you want to learn all of the details.
England is a very interesting country. It is a nation who’s Empire once spanned the globe and spread English values to the farthest reaches of the Earth. I live in Canada which was founded as an English colony. The country also has a very rich Catholic history. If you were to visit England 500 years ago, you would have seen about 900 religious houses throughout the country. These included monasteries, abbeys, priories, convents, friaries, and other religious houses. The religious life was by no means restricted to the clergy. They played a large role in the life, culture, and economy of England. What happened to this rich Catholic monastic life?
I have responded to Matt Slick in the past. Not long ago, I wrote a piece against his views on the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament. Since Slick has criticized many other doctrines of the Catholic Church, I thought that I would respond to some of them. Today I will tackle his argument that Mary cannot be the Queen of Heaven in Revelation 12:1-2. His article on this issue can be found here:
A good tactic for debating liberal “Christians” is to push their boundaries. For example, homosexual apologists like Matthew Vines and Michael Coren are religious liberals. In other words, they are religious in their liberalism. They aren’t liberals in the fact that they know what Christianity teaches and reject parts that they may find uncomfortable, they are religious in their liberal views.
When I talk to fellow Catholics, I often like to know where they stand on their faith. I throw out a standard question: Who is your favorite Pope in the last 200 years?
Today Canadian conservative pundit Lauren Southern posted a video which basically says that Muslims are invading our culture. She said that they have high fertility rates and are threatening our precious Western values which no one is standing up for any longer. I’m embarrassed to say that when I was her age, I thought in this ridiculous manner as well.
Who are the Noahides? Over the last 30 years, there has been this movement among Jewish apologists. They claim that God does not want everyone to be Jewish, however God apparently wants Gentiles to follow seven laws that were given to Noah. A plain reading of the Bible shows that these laws weren’t given to Noah, however these laws exist throughout the Old Testament.
When you engage in apologetics whether online or in person, you need to know the caliber of the enemy you’re dealing with. This has a major effect on how you then communicate. Do you ask more questions? How much charity do you use? What arguments do you use? Even that last question is answered by whom you’re debating.
Have you heard of the Emergent Church? It’s an ultra-liberal circle within Protestantism. In 2008, a young Evangelical woman named Kristen Scharold wrote the following in First Things regarding the Emergent Church movement:
And it should not be so counterintuitive that young evangelicals such as myself prefer theology rooted in tradition to a spirituality waffling in relativism. We want a story with a climax so profound that it leaves us worshiping God, not reducing him to fit into our cultural paradigm.