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What is Atheism? A Socratic Dialogue

Read this fascinating piece by Catholic Answers apologist Matt Frad as he utilises the style of Socrates to explore the reality of atheism.


Debate: Cardinal George Pell (Catholic Christian) vs Richard Dawkins (Atheist/Agnostic)

An hour long debate between the Catholic Cardinal George Pell and the Atheist/Agnostic (he isn't entirely sure himself) Richard Dawkins.
 
The debate took place last year in Australia last year and is worth a viewing.
 
Listen out for Mr Dawkins' sound bites which ultimately have little or no foundation.
 
 
 
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Learning the Catholic Faith: How can we deny God?

Why do people deny that God exists, if they can know Him by reason? 
 
To know the invisible God is a great challenge for the human mind.  Many are scared off by it.  Another reason why some do not want to know God is because they would then have to change their life.  Anyone who says that the question about God is meaningless because it cannot be answered is making things too easy for himself.
 
 
Can we grasp God at all in concepts? Is it possible to speak about Him meaningfully?

Learning the Catholic Faith: Can we really know that God exists?

Can we know the existence of God by our reason?
 
Yes. Human reason can know God with certainty.  The world cannot have its origin and its destination within itself.  In everything that exists, there is more than we see.  The order, the beauty, and the development of the world point beyond themselves toward God.  Every man is receptive to what is true, good, and beautiful.  He hears within himself the voice of conscience, which urges him to what is good and warns him against what is evil.

Edinburgh University Survey on Faith and Belief in Scotland

Have your say in this interesting survey on faith in Scotland.  It only takes around 10-15 minutes to complete and the results are to be published in the spring of 2014.
 
Click here to take the survey:

Evangelii Gaudium: Pope Francis on Secularism, New-Age Religion, Religious Freedom and the Media

 
‘Intellectuals and serious journalists frequently descend to crude and superficial generalisations in speaking of the shortcomings of religion, and often prove incapable of realising that not all believers – or religious leaders – are the same.’
Pope Francis
 
‘A healthy pluralism, one which genuinely respects differences and values them as such, does not entail privatising religions in an attempt to reduce them to the quiet obscurity of the individual’s conscience or to relegate them to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques.

A little reverse thinking......God style! From Atheism to Theism...

Watch this fantastic video, turning from atheism to God, by way of reverse thinking....
 
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Reverse Thinking
http://www.sermonspice.com/product/28742I first saw this type of poetry used on You Tube and thought it would be a great way to express the reversal that occurs when Christ opens your eyes to the ...

Dwelling on the Word of God: No Excuses for Failing to Find God (Friday 15th November 2013)

 
From today’s reading (Wisdom 13:1-9):
 
‘Even so, they are not to be excused:
if they are capable of acquiring enough knowledge
to be able to investigate the world,
how have they been so slow to find its Master?’
 
 
Today’s reading is a beautiful one, contemplating the power and majesty of God the Creator. 
Yet in this final passage from the reading there is a stark warning for those who haven’t yet found Him.  We are warned that there is no excuse for those who investigate the ways of the world and who fail to recognise God.

Dwelling on the Word of God: Lambs among Wolves (Friday 18th October 2013)

 
From today's Gospel (Luke 10:1-9)
 
‘I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.’ 
 
 
This is a very well known passage from St Luke’s Gospel and it is often used in everyday conversation. 
 
However, let’s go back to its original meaning.  When Jesus appointed the seventy-two and told them to go out ahead of him to the harvest, he was sure to warn them what it was going to be like.  Evangelisation is no easy task!  Spreading the Good News is no easy task!

Dwelling on the Word of God: Christians must be witnesses to the Truth (Wednesday 16th October 2013)

Taken from St Paul's Letter to the Romans (Romans 2:1-11)
 
'Your stubborn refusal to repent is only adding to the anger God will have towards you on that day of anger when his just judgements will be made known. He will repay each one as his works deserve.  For those who sought renown and honour and immortality by always doing good there will be eternal life; for the unsubmissive who refused to take truth for their guide and took depravity instead, there will be anger and fury.
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