Monthly Archives: May 2011

For The Record: What If Mohammed Had Never Been Born?

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Act & Potency

One of the fundamental principles of the study of being (how things exist) is expressed by author George Klubertanz as “Act, in the order in which it is act, is unlimited in itself and limited by the potency in which … Continue reading

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Archaeological Evidence Supporting The New Testament

Within the last few decades, several pieces of archaeological evidence have been discovered which support the biblical accounts in the New Testament. These include: A skeleton of a crucifixion victim with a nail still in the foot, and nail holes … Continue reading

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Science vs. Religion

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Actuality & Potency

What is moved from potential to actual can only be moved by something which is already actual, for no potency can move itself into act. A pile of lumber cannot make itself into a building. Thus if the lumber is … Continue reading

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Should People Be Allowed To Do Whatever They Want, As Long As It Does Not Hurt Someone Else?

A pretty nice blog post over on the Just Thomism blog. You can find it here. I’m sure this is in regard to the often-repeated axiom that people should be allowed to do whatever they want as long as it … Continue reading

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Unhealthy Sexuality

Recent news reports speak of a new medical study that links increased cancer rates with homosexual men. The study claims that gay men are almost twice as likely to have cancer as straight men. (one article is here.) The same study reported that … Continue reading

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Which Way Will You Look: Downward or Forward?

A co-worker of mine died suddenly last night of a heart attack. He left two young sons and a wife. I’m sure the family is devastated. Those of us who live in the world of ideas spend our time thinking … Continue reading

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Will Someone Please Give Stephen Hawking a Message?

  When I was in college, I dated a philosophy major. She used to go around saying “Why is there air?” Well, I was a physical education major. Any phys-ed major knows why there’s air. There’s air to blow up … Continue reading

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God of The Gaps?

A nice bit of explanation from John Lennox, holder of three earned doctorates and professor of mathematics and philosophy of science.

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Aquinas, Free Choice, & Divine Sovereignty, Part 5

This is the fifth part of an intermittent series on Thomas Aquinas’ view of human free will and divine sovereignty. Many of the questions surrounding the problem of how much free will a human has vs. how much action God must take surrounds … Continue reading

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The Universe is Caused

1. Every effect has a cause. 2. The universe is an effect. 3. Therefore, the universe is caused. Now, keep in mind this speaks of being, not becoming. Whether a being can cause its own becoming is a different question … Continue reading

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Was Jesus A Copy of Pagan Myths? (Part 2)

Is Christianity a copy of other ancient religions? Was the story of Jesus birth, death, and resurrection copied from other religions that existed prior to the first century? Critics continue to claim that yes. A prior blog post refuted this … Continue reading

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What If We Approached Osama Bin Laden Like Bible Critics?

Three days ago, President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.  Since then, the accounts of exactly how Osama Bin Laden died have been a bit murky. In fact, the news reports seem to have had some information that … Continue reading

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Clash Of Worldviews

As of this writing, a group of US commandos secretly went into Pakistan and executed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. This was a man who set out to kill as many Americans as possible, having officially declared war on the … Continue reading

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