As a confused teenager I looked up to John Powell SJ. He was a celebrated Professor of Theology and Psychology at Loyola University, Chicago and author of many hugely popular books… My favourite was Why Am I Afraid To Tell… Read More ›
Interesting portrait of a man who was the son of a Pope and a Muslim slave. He was apparently “emotionally unstable”!
This afternoon I visited The Art Institute of Chicago and I came across this interesting portrait. The Institute encourages people to take pictures of the art so I snapped these two..
Ash Wednesday Against the Backdrop of the Bible and Jewish Tradition
An exploration of Ash Wednesday in light of the Bible and Jewish tradition.
‘Crucified cow’ on display at center of Catholic church, locals outraged November 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Local Catholics in a Belgian town are outraged as a cruciform cow has been erected as art at the center of a consecrated Catholic… Read More ›
On the Nuances of “Halloween”
Is the Vigil of the Feast of All Saints really a mere redressing of a pagan festival?
Christians Have More in Common With Muslims Than With Atheists
Christians have always had much more in common with Jews and Muslims than they’ve ever had with secularists, including segregation and dress codes for worship. It was mandated in the 1917 Code of Canon Law. Canon 1262 states: 1. It… Read More ›
Cardinal: Apostate Europe breeding new ‘Colonialism’
WARSAW, Poland (ChurchMilitant.com) – Europe has apostatized and “is now plunging into nihilism,” warns Cardinal Robert Sarah. Speaking at the Europa Christi Congress in Poland Sunday, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments lamented that Europe’s abandonment… Read More ›
Pope throws the Catholic tradition under the bus..
Look at how Francis throws the Catholic tradition under the bus in light of “new understanding of Christian truth.” God in the Bible and St Thomas Aquinas would disagree. But this pope knows better. The Jesuit Review reports Pope Francis… Read More ›
Muslims Should Leave Britain! | Paul vs Catholic Hate Preacher | Speakers Corner
This Roman Catholic hate preacher is an official speaker from the Catholic Evidence Guild in London. He calls for the ethnic cleansing of Muslims from the UK. In this video filmed at Speakers Corner yesterday, I challenge his bigotry with lessons from… Read More ›
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: In Praise of the Unqualified
Robert Spencer, a self-proclaimed ‘expert’ on Islam, as far as I can tell from Wikipedia, would appear to have no academic qualifications at all in Islamic history, or the Qur’an, or Arabic, or usul ul fiqh, or hadith, or the… Read More ›
Philip Jenkins – Show Them No Mercy: Religion, Violence, and Scripture
If you think the Qur’an is the most violent scripture, think again. The Bible is by far the most violent book endorsing genocide and mass murder, as this top Christian historian candidly admits. And Christians are still committing genocide inspired… Read More ›
‘When Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, and C.S. Lewis Say Muslims Are Saved, I Listen.’
by Paul Martin July 12, 2017 Can Muslims know God? Can atheists? Jews? Are only “born again” Christians part of the Body of Christ? Recently on Facebook, I got into this not so cozy little conversation on these questions. My… Read More ›
The Biblical Adam and the Genus Homo
“Ecclesiae Magisterium non prohibet quominus « evolutionismi » doctrina, quatenus nempe de humani corporis origine inquirit ex iam exsistente ac vivente materia oriundi — animas enim a Deo immediate creari catholica fides nos retinere iubet” -Pope Pius XII For more… Read More ›
Can God Sleep? A Brief Dyophysite Exploration of Christology, Neurobiology and Somnology
[Nota Bene: I hope (time permitting and God willing) to do a series of entries for this blog on the subject of the plausibility of Christian doctrine in light of “natural revelation” (i.e. what can be inferred from observing creation)…. Read More ›
Brief Note on Parallels in Variant Forms of the Shema and the Lord’s Prayer
One of the central prayers of Judaism is the Sh’ma`. The name of the prayer is derived from the opening word of Deuteronomy 6:4, though the prayer as it is recited in Judaism goes beyond that verse. Interestingly, however, when… Read More ›
Early Christian Monotheism
Paul Williams continues on from the last episode; the topic of conversation shifts to the early Christian monotheism and how today it is anything but monotheistic. Featuring Hussain Thomas.
Dante & Salvation
Jason Thomas starts with the idea of the Holy Ghost in Islam and Paul Williams compares Dante’s Divine Comedy with the early Church understanding of hell/purgatory and then contrasts this with the Islamic variant!
Irrefutable proof that the Bible of the Early Church was different to the Evangelical Bible of today
Christian missionaries often tell me that the Bible contains 66 books. And it is true that modern Evangelical Bibles do contain 66 books of the Old Testament and New Testament. However, reliable witnesses from the ancient church such as the… Read More ›
Muslims and Catholics Are More Alike Than You Think
By Dr Craig Considine, a Roman Catholic academic. He makes many good points, but he makes a few incorrect statements about Islamic practice. Since he took his position as the Holy Father in 2013, Pope Francis has consistently encouraged Catholics… Read More ›
What is “Holy War” in Islam? What about forced conversion?
God says in the Qur’an: ‘There is no compulsion in religion’ (al-Baqarah 2:256). The earliest commentaries on the Qur’an (such as that of Al-Tabari) make it clear that some Muslims of Medina wanted to force their children to convert from… Read More ›